Friday, March 21, 2014

Failed Macaron Diary

Entry #1

This was my first time making macarons outside of a controlled environment (i.e. a commercial kitchen of a wonderful macaron goddess) and let me tell you I have complete macaron fail over here.

I can't tell you where or how it went wrong, but this is a learning experience for me.  I might not have whipped my eggs enough, or let them "rest" for long enough, or maybe I let them dry for too long.

So instead of fluffy macarons, I have pancakes and cracked domes... I will try again, but I think you need a PhD to bake macarons.

On to the next batch...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Official

I took the plunge and created a website, go take a look and let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The time I planned a party

I love planning parties, better yet I love decorating for parties. A few months ago I started planning Lily's 11th birthday. She decided she wanted a carnival/circus and her colors were red, white, yellow and some blue. I have to admit that when I so something I go all out.
Like any other normal human being my search began on Pinterest. I'm pretty sure I looked at thousands of pictures and websites and pinned the few that I liked. 
I had to really figure out how to do this properly since I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment. It all started with a map and then it was magical. So much hard work and it was so worth it. I heard one of the girls say "best party ever" that's all I needed.