Phew!

SimmieAndrew, Cakes, Traditional Cakes7 Comments

I did it! I made my first wedding cake! I thought I was being all smart by getting an early start baking the cakes. The cakes were all baked by Wednesday. The cakes would have been baked earlier, but I had a terrible issue with cake overflowing, cake burning, me standing in front of the oven scraping up flaming cake from the bottom of the oven, and then just a big cake fail. In a word, it was a mess. But luckily I had all of that butter on hand, so new cakes were made, no overflowing, no burning, no … Read More

New England Apple Picking

SimmieAndrew, Life, The Jackster4 Comments

I’ve decided I’m going to work my way back in time here to tell you all about September. It was a crazy month, with a final week that’s going to cap it all off. I’ll try to do some good real time documentation of this week, but there’s a significant chance I’m going to end up losing my mind and Andrew is going to wind up finding me in a heap in the corner covered in icing. That’s right, this week is wedding cake week. But first, let me tell you what I did a couple of weekends ago. I … Read More

The (very brief) Circle of Life

SimmieAndrew, Life2 Comments

Andrew is in the process of killing my orchid. I leave him for one weekend and the blossoms are falling off and the leaves are drooping. It was thriving under my care, I tell you, THRIVING. And now…it looks like it’s headed to the great orchid beyond with the others. I’m sad.

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