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Archive for September, 2008

As I check my blog stats I see that the most popular month was May, 2008; a lot of people read the post about Molly the 3 legged horse ; but what else gives us inspiration to keep going in life? I say the animals we love are a great inspiration and almost like having a child, if you don’t have kids, your pet is you baby; at least for me, that’s how it works. But, what else can keep us going in a world where we see so much hate, lies, ungrateful people, cheaters, lack of sympathy for others… gosh there is a lot to not be inspired by. However, one time I wrote some of my best poetry by being on the depressed side of life. It’s strange, but it’s true.

So, I guess what I am trying to say is that it’s hard to get inspired and keep going sometimes but maybe we just need to look at the good side of life and people; just then we’ll get some inspiration and go on with life. Hopefully our new president will bring us some inspiration and help our economy turn around – am I talking about a big change? for sure, it’s possible

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I want to thank the staff at Germaine for donating funds to help me with my walk for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. I made some yummy cupcakes to help with this cause. As we all know, Paul Newman just died of cancer and he was really big in charity work and helping others. I hope we can all keep putting our hands together to help find a cure for this horrible disease.

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Girlie Wisdom!

Women over 50 don’t have babies because they would put them down and forget where they left them.

A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills… she has 14 kids but doesn’t really care. 

One of life’s mysteries is how a 2-pound box of chocolates can make a woman gain 5 lbs.

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.

The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.

The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you are doing, someone else does.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends.

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.

Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness.

I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my knicker’s.

Amazing!  You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks 2 sizes!

Skinny people irritate me!  Especially when they say things like…’You know sometimes I forget to eat!’ ……Now I’ve forgotten my address, my mother’s maiden name and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat.  You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat!

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him.

I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding?  That’s my idea of a perfect day! 

LIVE SIMPLY…..LAUGH OFTEN….LOVE DEEPLY 

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Well, well our little friend Google is only 10 years old today –HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GOOGLE!!! The one that makes me read about SEO stuff like crazy to keep up with algorithms changes, SEO tricks and with the never ending code changes. Just when you think you have it all under control, HAA something else comes out of the Google Labs and we have to run and change everything else on the site again. It drives me crazy sometimes.

However, I have to say that I love their Googleplex and it’s heard to think that they were once a garage operated search LOL – they did it and now ten year later Google keeps going; and keeping all of us on our toes. Check out the Google timeline

I guess I will make a Google cake one of these days LOL

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This was supposed to be my last cake, I said I wasn’t signing up for the next class; but I did!  – Well, I was not in the mood to make gum paste roses that day. So, I just made two roses and used some left over Royall icing flowers from my basked weave cake. Plus, I had made a color flow Betty Boop that fit just perfect on the cake. 

This was a chocolate cake with butter cream icing; some ready to use icing from the can, some homemade, the colorful stuff is all homemade.

I will be taking the next class; which is gum paste and fondant. We’ll learn how to mold flowers and some other stuff, I hope, with gum paste and we’ll use more fondant on cakes. It should be fun. I got some chocolate fondant that kind of taste like dark twizzlers.

So, I took the cake to work and it was gone in an hour – perfect for Friday breakfast!!

The Betty Boop was made with Royal Icing and color flow icing; it’s a little work but the great thing is that you can keep these decorations forever, or for at least a few parties if no one is willing to eat it 😉

Fondant Tips

1 – never put fondant in the refrigerator; this is why I could not use fondant in my Betty Boop Cake. I had strawberries in the middle and it needed to be refrigerated.

2 – never cover fondant, it gets all wilted and can form bubbles. If you do cover it, just remove the cover as soon as you remember this tip and it should come back to normal consistence, meaning should get hard and take form again.

3 – to keep fondant for up to 1 year, cover in shortening, wrap in plastic wrap, then put inside a Ziploc bag w/o any air, finally put inside a very air tight container.

4- best quality fondant– look for Satin Fine Foods Rolled Fondant http://www.satinfinefoods.com/ – it tastes great! You can also purchase it online at a few different sites http://www.fondantsource.com/saicerofo2.html , http://www.intotheoven.com/ ,  http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=799  –do not buy Wilton Rolled fondant, it does not tatse good, and you don’t want people eating that from your cake.

Have fun with your cake baking!

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We all have problems in life and many natural disasters have impacted the US and other countries in the past few years; Mother Nature is truly mad as us, with reason I believe. But, right now, is time for us to help the victims of Hurricane Ike, in the Caribbean. 

To get more information about donation to Hurricane Ike victims  go to www4.wsvn.com/news/articles/tracking_tropics/MI96720/

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Did you know that a great number of teenage girls shop online? I wish I had that luxury when I was growing up as well. Also, girls love to shop for teenage make up and skin care. I know about FYI, from Arbonne a Swiss Skin Care compnay, which means “For Younger Individuals” what a cleaver name!

Well, FYI offers an all botanical and natural skin care formula for teenagre girls, great for all skin types specially for girls with sensitive skin. Some of the products range from Wash&Wear Body Wash, BodyBetter Body Cream, PersonalSpace Spray Fragrance, and much more. Learn more about this great teenage skin care line and shop online too at http://www.mybeautynow.com/teenageskincare.html 

FYI - For Younger Individuals - Register Online

FYI - For Younger Individuals - Register Online

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