I am a “waste not, want not” kind of gal so here’s an idea for using those extra cake scraps that you might have from a baking project. Like many of you, whether you have children or not, we live on a budget. We do what it takes. We cut corners to make sure that “ends meet”. We sacrifice. We shuffle. We save money for a “rainy day”.
And I always thought that expression was interesting, by the way. “A rainy day…”. So, if it rains, I can go spend money? Can I buy shoes?? ;) I think the translation means that we save up in case things don’t go our way, but I’m really not quite sure. [click to continue…]
Ok so maybe not fifty shades. But just enough and, in this case, that’s four shades. I am not sure if you have seen some of the gorgeous Ombre cakes out there over the last few years? As someone who loves to bake, I have looked longingly at all of them (mainly because I want to eat them but also because they are beautiful) and I have wanted to try making one for a while now.
Fun fact: The word “Ombre” is a French term that originally referred to a graduation of color in the fashion world. Life is art, apparently, so at some point the Ombre concept carried over into the pastry world.
I like art. And I like it even better if I can eat it. [click to continue…]
Kisses and hugs and hearts, oh my!! Here is a quick and easy way to make an adorable Valentine’s throw pillow on a budget! Admittedly, with three boys, Valentine’s Day isn’t a really big deal in our house aside from making the class Valentine’s for the little guys (oh and, that’s a big deal because it entails getting candy back – just in time for the Christmas stocking candy to have been depleted!!). [click to continue…]