May 20, 2011
May 17, 2011
SO I'm very much into baking and such and have started teaching my self to work with fondant. It's pretty slow going. I work full time and go to college online. Also I live in a very rual community so my resources are very limited as far as places I can go to get tools or advice. If anyone could offer some ideas or advice or any little tid bit really that would be great!
Thanks a million!
Feb 28, 2011
I've made the pumpkin pies in a cupcake and the hearts in a cupcake. Both were excellent.
Feb 27, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Be that as it may, this makes decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies interesting. I DO have natural food coloring, so that's okay but I would like to have colored sugar for decorating things.
Does anyone know the technique for making colored sugar yourself? I have found 'safe for us' colored sugar a couple of times, but it is very expensive, and not in our budget right now. If I knew how to put the food coloring and the sugar together and get something I can shake on cookies I'd be in heaven. Can anyone help me?
Other ideas for making decorations (a recipe for fondant maybe?) would be useful too. I can find (if I look) 'safe' (for us) candies, sometimes. Depends on the candy, and some are too expensive.
Thanks for any help.
Dec 29, 2010
I need to go on and the best way I know how is to Thank God for my sanity. I have to retain my humor, my love & with that - I am going to respect my son's memory, by telling this:
When he was 5.
So sweet he was, he convinced me to iron (we are talking steam iron here) his shirt for Kindergarten - (yeah, blue pin striped), however, when he got off the school bus that day, his older brother Jimmy, (whom I had instructed with a raised eyebrow to take cate of Joey} faced me in the yard & said - "Mom, he had a little fight".
Excuse Me ? Define Little !!!
And there he was - "Joey" shying away from me, his newly pressed blue pin striped shirt - with button holes torn..and where bottons used to be gone (as in ripped away). His black eye, but he wouldn't cry.
The march to the house was silent.
I didn't say a word.
Jimmy spoke up first.
He said "he started it" Ok - Who? That Bully that Joey hit.
I didn't even look up.
I just said "ok, what happened?"
Carmen, my daughter - three years older than Joey, was crying.
"Mom,", I said "Carmen, what happened?
She said "Joey punched a guy for calling me fat."
hummm, and then what?
"Well, Jimmy punched him, and Joey knocked him down - and the Principal wants to talk to you".
Joey is in Kindergarten, Jimmy is keeping the bigger boys from hitting Joey & Carmen is crying. "Excuse Me ?" ?
Jimmy said " Mom, Nobody picks on us anymore, don't be mad".
So, I made dinner, took care of the black eye, ironed another shirt, resewed the bottons , tucked them into bed after the baths and said their prayers with them.
This is family - Thank God.
(The principal agreed with me).
I learned a lot that day. I'm not mad - just knowing there is love helps
Dec 10, 2010
When a recipe instructs me to "wrap tightly in plastic wrap and remove the air", I use cheap gallon bags that I bought at the Dollar store. They are sold with ties and do not have the ziplock top.
Plastic wrap sticks to itself and I have a devil of a time getting it straight to wrap dough, fondant, etc.
The bags are so neat, just drop it in, squeeze out the air, twist up the top & tie.
Plus, an added benefit is they cost less in the long run than plastic wrap.