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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In the last 5 years, I've created 1 baby shower and 10 birthday cake masterpieces.

All with a hand-held mixer.

I don't know about you, but I think I've paid my dues. And apparently, so does my husband (after a little convincing on my part), because with all of that elbow grease, I have finally acquired myself an artisan mixer that's so hot it makes my eyes bulge and mouth water. And just in time for the commencement of Avery's 4th birthday cake.

I must keep reminding myself, however, that as fierce as this fire-engine red mixer is, it won't actually bake or decorate the cake (although I wouldn't be surprised if it could). And I'm a bit nervous that it's given me a false sense of confidence because I'm starting to wonder if the cake I've designed for Avery's birthday is a little too, shall we say, over-ambitious.

But in the comforting words of Julia Child, "the only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."

Well, then what-the-hell. Here goes nothing.



My Wine Personality:
For the most part I’m a chardonnay, as I consider myself to exhibit a somewhat sunny and mellow disposition (most of the time), but because I find a tremendous amount of joy out of showering my two kids with hugs and kisses, I also possess the subtle sweetness often found in a riesling. But don’t be fooled. I love a great outdoor adventure and am willing to try anything once. This occasional display of boldness is thought to match that of a cabernet, whereas my appreciation for nature suggests that I have an earthy component to my personality—very characteristic of a merlot. (more)


“Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771