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The baby is settling herself into enough of a routine that I have time to bake again.
I tried something different with this cake and it turned out bad. It was way dense and just didn't taste right.
And it was too warm in the kitchen for the buttercream frosting, so it was all melty and not cooperating either.
Of course, before I made this cake, I decided in all seriousness that I want to try to learn enough to bake to make money, with the ultimate goal of opening a bakery. However, I recognize that may be a long way off. In the meantime, I need to practice. I'm going to offer to make birthday cakes and fun goodies for people at work and on the block and any other friends/family who want it.
My next step in the process of cake making and general baking is to make a fondant (a real and good one) and improve piping. For the piping I need to make a royal frosting; it's supposed to me thicker frosting that is more sturdy and cooperative. For the fondant, I need to find food-grace glycerin. I'm not sure where to find it.
My next project is another stab at Tiramisu; a request from my mom.
After that, I'm going to try to make a cake shaped like Andrew's guitar.
I'm totally addicted to all the cake shows on TV. There are now three that I DVR regularly; Amazing Wedding Cakes on WE, Cake Boss on TLC, and Ace of Cakes on Food Network.
What I need is a cake show that will teach me how to do the decorating and such, not just show the drama of the shops.
I wish I could go to culinary school and/or be an intern at a bakery; but unfortunately, the bill still need to be paid.