Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Your Questions Answered-Food Edition

This next round of questioning has to do with one of my very favorite things...food!


Dollface from Inner Workings of a Real-Life Barbie Doll & Becca from Mrs. GI Joe asked, "
What made you want to be a baker?"

I started decorating cakes only about a year ago. I was on the lookout for a hobby when I stumbled upon a course list at JoAnn Fabrics and noticed they offered cake decorating classes. What could be better than decorating cake with icing and then getting to eat it? Um, nothing. So I signed myself up for a class and ended up loving it! I took one more class through Wilton but I have mainly just taught myself through reading information on the Internet and practicing.


Dollface & Lucy Marie from Lucy's Life wanted to know my favorite thing I have ever made.

I have been fortunate enough to sell quite a few of my cakes to my co-workers as well as Matt's and I also did my sister's wedding cake. I couldn't really pick a favorite...so I picked 4! Hope you don't mind :)

Birthday cake for a co-worker's son (my 1st shaped cake)


4th of July cake (my 1st stacked fondant cake)


I made this for a cookout for Matt's work


A practice of my sister's cow themed wedding cake
(couldn't find a good picture of the real one...but it basically looked the same)


DAR from Just Another Day in Paradise asked, "What is your favorite kind of cake to make?"

My personal favorite cake is just plain old white cake. There's something about white cake with buttercream icing that just hits the spot for me. I'm a big fan of cupcakes as well so as to prevent myself from eating a whole cake in one sitting :) I don't personally LOVE the taste of fondant, but I love using it on cakes because I am completely obsessed with them looking as smooth as possible.


DAR also wanted to know, "If you cheat on a diet, what do you cheat with?"

Great question! Here's the thing. Most of the time, I am really good about sticking to Weight Watchers. I count all of my points, I work out regularly, I go to my meetings, and Matt and I don't really go out to eat all that often. However, there are definitely times when I think...okay...today...you don't count! Once I've decided that a day doesn't count, it's over. I eat literally everything in the house that is bad that I have been dying to eat for weeks. My thought process is that it is better to have one bad day than spend all your days eating crap. Don't know if that's true...but I really don't care :)

Some of my favorite things to grab on those days are BBQ chips, ANY chocolate we have in the house, anything I can dip in peanut butter, and of course...pizza! I have an issue with pizza. I simply cannot leave any leftovers. I am convinced it stems from growing up in a family of 5 consisting of a food loving father and brother...where if you didn't eat fast....you didn't eat at all. We could NEVER count on our leftovers to be there in the morning. I feel like if I don't eat my whole 1/2 of the pizza, it won't be there when I wake up!


Mrs. Southern Bride asked, "What is your favorite restaurant?"

This is so hard to choose! When we are going fancy, my favorite is The Melting Pot. I mean, give me a pot full of cheese, some lobster, and another pot full of chocolate and I'll pay you whatever you want. And, I'll even cook it myself!



If it's a casual night, my favorite restaurant of all time is El Rodeo...obviously a Mexican chain. It first opened up in my home town when I was in high school and I fell in love. They have the absolute best beef and cheese dip for their chips in the entire world. And anywhere I can get a couple soft tacos for $3 is a winner in my book.

More recently I have discovered their margaritas...which are to die for. One 32 ouncer and I'm down for the count.



Unfortunately, all El Rodeos are not the same. Although I have found three here in the area, the beef and cheese dips do not even compare to the one at home. Thus, my go to dining establishment here is Chick-fil-a! Best. chicken. sandwiches. ever.


A NYC Housewife-In-Training asked, "What is your favorite dessert, besides Oreo Truffles?"


Ha! I do heart me some Oreo Truffles, but my all time favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love the silky smoothness of it and it's just so creamy and delicious! If I'm making my own, I prefer plain...but if I'm going all out at a restaurant...I love the ones with peanut butter in them like this one at The Cheesecake Factory. Now there is a piece of cheesecake I can get behind! Yum!




Perplxin Texan asked, "If you could be any type of sweet (candy, ice cream, etc.) what would you be and why?"

At first I was going to say just plain old chocolate. Almost everyone loves chocolate and it goes with everything. It is simple, delicious, and super satisfying. But, sometimes I am mad at chocolate for tasting so good but being so bad for you! So, I've decided that I would invent a chocolate with 0 calories that tasted EXACTLY like the bad for you chocolate and I would be that! This way I would be rich for inventing it AND everyone would love me! Ha!


That does it for your food questions!! I'll be back tomorrow with my last set!

27 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

Love the answers and that hamburger cake is absolutely amazing. You are really talented.

d.a.r. said...

You are so cute!! I love all of your answers :)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Oh my gosh, I love all those cakes you posted pictures on! Especially the hamburger;p Love knowing you even better!

Baker's Cakes said...

Thanks for posting the cake pix! They are great! Are there more/old cakes that we haven't seen yet???

emily said...

Those cakes look incredible, you have a talent missey!

C said...

I LOVE your cakes!! You are incredibly talented!

USCEmily said...

Oh my gosh, your cakes are awesome!!

The Shabby Princess said...

I LOVE those cakes! You're so talented! That 4th of July one is so fun. I love it!

I'm a sucker for Chick-Fil-A too. Ummm, waffle fries.... mmmmmm

Dollface said...

Those are amazing cakes!! thanks for the answers to my questions :) xxooo

Lindsey said...

You are so cute, I loved this! And you are incredibly talented, loved the cakes!!

The Novelista Barista said...

wow those cakes are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can u make me one!! :)

life in words said...

I absolutely LOVE the cakes!! I really like the 4th of July one -- I think that's my fave!

Newlywed Next Door said...

WOW! You are so talented! I love them all! The 4th of July one is magazine worthy!

Newlywed Next Door said...

WOW! You are so talented! I love them all! The 4th of July one is magazine worthy!

Children of the Nineties said...

I am so impressed by your cakes, they're fabulous! I'd love to learn to do that. My friend started a cake-decorating class but had to quit because it conflicted with work...maybe I should go over and steal some of her old supplies!

Brittany Ann said...

OK. I really wished you lived close to me, because I would hire you to make a themed cake for every occasion! I love that cow cake!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

I've heard the Melting Pot is good! :)

Now I want cheesecake...

pocket full of pink said...

I loved hearing your answers! My mom was a cake decorator for YEARS and a few years ago I started doing it with her. I haven't in SO long (and don't think I'm that good at it), but would love to take a class and start it up again. You've inspired me, friend! And mmmmmm, I love good 'ol vanilla cake too. No chocolate cake for me! Not a fan.

Cristina said...

I love the hamburger cake! Too bad you're not closer, I could give you a lot of business my friend :)

~J~ said...

Awesome blog, I love it!! Your cakes are so incredibly creative. Very inspiring!

a H.I.T. said...

Your cakes are soo good! That cheesecake looks delish.

Emily said...

oh i soo wish you lived closer... i would have you make me a cake like every other weekend:)
U are soo good.. brillant work and that marg looks soo good!

Together We Save said...

Those cakes are so amazing.

Brown Girl said...

Your cakes are so awesome, I love the cow print!

b is for brown said...

HIT sent me over to your blog! I do cakes as well and a hamburger one too! I have a cake blog - www.summerscakes.com. So glad she told me to head over. Also, sorry about the CWS. I'm an LSU girl. :(

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i'm so behind!!! i love reading all of your answers! and the cakes...just gorgeous!

Becky said...

Wow your cakes are awesome! My fave is the dinosour :)