Thursday, December 30, 2010

Recap of the Past Few Months

So to say I have been busy is an understatement. I have been on a roller coaster the past few months. I started a new job which was a blessing but also a burden since I am also going to school for my master's full time as well. I was hired to teach a 4/5 combo class and learning two new grade levels and how to teach two at the same time has been crazy! Since it is technically my first year as a contracted teacher I also had to start my induction program to clear my credential as well, so that meant playing catch up on two months worth of work and meetings with my BTSA advisor. Plus the regular eating, sleeping, bathing, and maintaining the house, still needed to be done, so that left no time for baking at all. :( I did manage to complete a few goodies for the holidays and was still making time for my fondant class so the following are the pictures of the projects from that. Hopefully in this new coming year, I will find a balance with my crazy schedule and have more time for baking.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting for Thanksgiving.

Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting for Halloween.

I also make fondant cutouts of punpkins and candy corn as a decoration.

The first cake we made in fondant class. Here we learned a quilting technique and rolled roses. I also learned how to use my bead maker for the border.

For the last cake for fondant class, we learned how to stack a cake and made a pretty cherry blossom design.

A close up of the cherry blossoms. This was a really fun cake to make.
So hopefully you will be seeing more from me in this new year, if not my apologies are given in advanced. Happy 2011!

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