Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
So, if that's not enough, I decided I needed to do a "Cupcake of the Month". This will allow me to branch out with my cupcake flavors and try out how some of my favorite holiday flavors do in a cupcake. It doesn't help that we are officially in the "baking season", my bread and butter!
I decided October needed to be something fall-ish, but not to Thanksgiving-y, we have November for that. I guess I kind of already did this with the Candy Corn cupcake, but since I did that before now I can't really count it! So I decided on Carmel Apple. The idea was red, apple-flavored cake with Carmel Buttercream frosting. The trick is findng a recipe for apple cake that's JUST apple, not apple-cinnamon, or spice, or something like that. Not so easy!
I decided on trying out 2 recipes.
The first one was just adding a bunch of chopped apples into my regular vanilla cake. It turned out pretty good, it held the red color very well and was very moist from the apples, but it caused it to sink a little and be pretty dense. And not very apple-y, turns out.
The second was a recipe from Martha Stewart. It had cinnamon and nutmeg in it, which I added all of in against my better judgement. The result was more like muffin, an apple-cinnamon muffin, which was very good, but not really what I was going for. It didn't hold the coloring I put in it at all...it kind of went to the center. Wierd.
Monday, October 11, 2010
It's very empowering, in a way, if you're a woman. I spent most of the morning choked up! Good thing I have my sunglasses.
(the hubs looooves when I wear pink to this race--he says it makes it hard to find one person or something. But I think my all-over fushia stands out amongst the pink and black!! )
Next week, I have my 2 short runs and then 12 miles, yes that's TWELVE, on Saturday. That's almost a half marathon right there. Oh yeah, and it's my birthday then too. So....maybe I'll do my mileage on Sun? Hmmmm, but will I really want to wake up early and do 12 miles after drowning myself in Deluxe Chicken Enchiladas and strawberry margaritas at Chuys? Prob not.
Friday, October 8, 2010
post note: I've been lovingly reminded by my husband that we are playing ARKANSAS, not Arkansas State. Bah. Same thing.
but I had to take a little bit of "artistic licence" and left out the lettering above the "State" (Oklahoma) and below it (University). Those letters are teeeeeny tiny and there was NO WAY I was going to be able to cut them out of fondant. So sue me!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I hope he likes them! Here's his website if you want to give his music a listen. (I hope he and his sis are ok with me putting it here!) It's kind of hard to describe, but I really like it. It's so different!