Monday, January 31, 2011

Whoa, am I doing this?

Okay, so I've been reading various baking-related blogs for the last few months, many of which I follow almost daily now (once I figure out how, I'll post some links on this blog somewhere to the ones I covet!). I apologize that I have no idea what I'm doing, but I promise to try to learn quickly.
Here's the deal, the blog posts that I love the most are the ones that are informative and honest. I like to see mistakes, because it prevents me from having to make the same ones. I know it's humbling and frustrating and nobody particularly likes to post pictures of failures, but as a blog reader, I appreciate it. In fact, I appreciate it enough that I've decided to start my own blog with the most honest experiences that I can post. I can't tell you how often I am working on a project and say "oops, that would totally go on my blog as a learning experience"...well, now I'm going to have to start grabbing my camera!
I am not a business, nor do I expect to become one. I'm just a 30-something year old professional woman who likes to bake, and what's more, I like to give people things that make them happy. So, I busy myself with cookies and cakes for friends and family. Sometimes I get to choose what to make and sometimes I'm working with a theme. Sometimes I'm doing something without much decor (like cheesecake, coming up in a few weeks), and sometimes I've got something that's decorating and structure-intensive (like train cookies and a matching train cake for a 2 year-old's birthday). I like the variety, and I hope that I can help some fellow bakers along the way.
So, I guess I'm doing this. Thanks in advance to my loving husband for what I suspect may be more help than he initially thinks he'll be giving me. ;)