Today I cleaned out our office and walk-in closet before I went to work. Because next week Marie and John will be visiting for Marie's baby shower! And they will be sleeping in our spare bedroom which we use as an office. I am getting more and more excited about it. The first thing Marie and I are going to do is each other's hair! We both need high lights so badly :P The rest of my family will be coming down as well :) It will be so nice to see my parents and the rest of my siblings. Its going to be a really busy week. I am making the cakes for the baby shower. Its a three girl baby shower. Marie, Himilce and Katheryn. So next week I am going to be busy baking away! :) I will be sure to take some pictures of the cakes and of our company! :)
I have been reading this book by Charlotte Bronte called The Professor. It has been a great read especially after I finished Wives & Daughters which was wonderful. I always find it hard to start another book after I just read a really good one. :)
Well, I was able to make the fondant. It was so much fun to make! I was laughing when I put my hands in the warm melted marshmallows! Once you melt the marshmallows, you dump it on a greased countertop add 3/4 a bag of powdered sugar, grease your hands really well and start kneading! :) It was a mess!!!! But it turned out really well I think. Here is the recipe I used from Peggy's Baking Corner
16 ounces white mini-marshmallows (use a good quality brand)
2 to 5 tablespoons water
2 pounds icing sugar (please use C&H Cane Powdered Sugar for the best results)
½ cup Crisco shortening (you will be digging into it so place in a very easily accessed bowl)
If you go to to her page, click on Baking Corner, then scroll down and on the far right is Fondant and Icing 101. I have never tried making Fondant before, but I had heard that it can be difficult. This recipe was so easy and a lot of fun! :)
I had fun this morning garage sailing with newmom. She had heard that there were two neighborhood sails, where the whole neighborhood participates in garage sails. Both of them in really nice areas. She was in search of baby clothes and I was in search of candles. I did okay, but other then that it was dud after dud!!! Two huge neighborhoods and not a good garage sail among them! :) We had a lot of fun anyways. And since we hadn't caught up with each other lately, it served us well :)
"Be Joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you!"
I didn't have to work today which is nice because I have Fridays to clean and catch up. Also my class usually falls on Friday and I need the WHOLE day to bake and decorate my cake for the evening class. But I am taking a break this month from it, not because I want to! We are just too busy and we will be celebrating three baby showers at then end of the month and I am attempting to make all three baby cakes! My last class for Wilton 3 would fall on the same week of the baby showers and I don't think I could do a three tiered wedding cake and three baby cakes all in the same week! WHEW! We are also going away the last week of March and I need to get our taxes done before we leave. So that is my long explanation of why I am not taking Wilton 3 this month :)
Today I am going to attempt to make homemade fondant! Its really expensive in the store to purchase. But its only a couple of dollars to make! I am determined to conquer this recipe :) I will update and let ya know how it turns out and if it does I will post the recipe! :)
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.