Sunday, May 20, 2012

This is just for my own amusement.

I am almost considering starting a new blog called "Awesome Parking Jobs of the Beau Rivage Harris Teeter". Or perhaps just "Awesome Wilmington Parking", because people here not only can't drive (this is coming from someone who grew up in DC), but we are home to the most ridiculously planned parking lots I have ever seen. Anyways, my favorite spot is the Harris Teeter by my apartment. I'm not sure if it's the billions of pickup trucks we have in the area, mass amounts of confused tourists, or the "don't give a shit" attitude of the yuppies living on the golf course nearby. Nonetheless, I am always amused on the few occasions I make it out to the ol' Hairy Teets. Here are 3 of my favorite examples from my quick trip today:

Almost made it!

Oooh, so close!

Sorry, dude. No words of encouragement for you.

Luckily the place wasn't too busy today, but it's even worse when the store is crowded. Don't get me wrong, I'm in nooo way the greatest driver (or parker) out there. My spatial relations are actually quite terrible, but I at least correct myself. :P

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Class of 2012 - and a cake fail!

Well, this was the semester I was supposed to be graduating, but life stepped in and now I have to wait until December. Luckily for my boyfriend, though, he is now a college graduate! I had high hopes of making a pretty cake for him, but decided to try a buttercream transfer that didn't work out too well:

This is what the logo was supposed to look like
...Yeeeah. I would have been much better off drawing it free hand. It looked great on the parchment paper until I went to transfer it onto the cake, and it crumbled on me and started to stain the fondant. Ugh.

This was my first tiered cake and third time using fondant, so I think the rest of the cake looks decent. I was able to fix the bad logo by doing this:

Ta da! Nothing a little 180 degree turn couldn't fix! I would have done something to the front but I was running out of time. Oh well, his birthday is coming up in June so I'll be able to redeem myself then!

I am so proud of my boyfriend for graduating! He is so talented and succeeds at everything he puts his mind to. In the past couple years, I've seen his artwork improve so much. His work is hanging up in a local froyo shop, was published in a book, put in the newspaper, and was on display at the UNCW Senior exhibit. Yay, Josh!

The pamphlet from the show with his artist's statement:

I just found out yesterday that the summer semester starts Thursday, and I am not prepared at all. Whoops. Hopefully I'll be feeling well enough to bring my GPA back up, get a job, and work on photography this summer! Only 7 more months until I graduate!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Some new baked goods!

I tried using fondant again and I'm starting to get the hang of it! I made a simple white cake with a little bow on it that I think turned out pretty cute. :) I know, I know, it looks like a hat LOL! It's because I only had a white cake base to use!

Bow cake

I also made some cupcakes with the leftover batter.
Rose Cupcakes

Rose cupcakes 2

Rose Cupcakes 3

And some with my favorite rainbow sprinkles:
Confetti cupcakes

Also, this is another delicious lemonade cake. I will be making another one for Josh's graduation coming up next week!
Lemon Birthday Cake 2