This Weekend: Quinoa, Cat Cake, Candles, Gardens & Sushi
I found a vintage (1983) Wilton stand-up Garfield cake pan at Goodwill a few weeks ago and thought I would give is a go. It was wrought with disaster from the get-go. The cake didn't cook all the way through on the bottom half of the cat's body, so instead of continuing to cook it (and subsequently drying the whole confection out), I hollowed it out by removing any under-cooked cake. When it cooled, I filled the cavity with chocolate tofu mousse.
I thought decorating it would be quick and easy. Well, let's just say, my buttercream needed lots of dye and was pretty uncooperative. I probably piped over 1,000 stars, my hand cramped, time ran short... it was a rush job. In any case, it still turned out pretty cute, but I will never make a cake like that again.
Birthday selfie, of course. The last year of my 30s! Yikes!
I've been having lots of smoothies, green juices, and quinoa. Here's a shot of a breakfast on my cleanse: cooked quinoa with dates, stewed apples, cinnamon, turmeric, and walnuts. I should have used white quinoa for this dish; the tri-color is a bit too hardy.
Now the kids are headed back to school, and that means back to work for me. Have you checked out my new shop, New Sweden Vintage? I've got to get back to restocking since Christmas shopping wiped the shop out. All items are on super sale in the Scissors and Spice shop too, so be sure and stop by there too!