I mentioned earlier that I was taking some cake decorating classes for fun. Well, today I finished the first course. There are a few more advanced courses offered and I haven’t decided if I’d like to yet. For now, I’ll just be happy that I’ve done this one and practice my lil booty off. Like so many other trades, cake decorating expertise comes from countless hours of actual decorating. I guess it’s never too soon to start!
I finished course 1!
The last technique we learned was how to pipe roses. I’ll admit my roses look very similar to carnations but that was my frosting’s fault- NOT MINE. To be fair, I made the frosting but that’s just beside the point I’m making here. LAlaaaLLAAA… How about we look at the picture instead.
It's a rose-ish?? lol
Every week while driving to class I pass by this beautiful wall of graffiti. I’ve wanted to take pictures of it and since I have a camera now (YAY!), that’s what I set out to do after class.
How cute is that lil squirrel just hiding there by the buckets? shush! Don’t scare him- shesh
Trying out my new camera effects- Fish eye
My new camera has all these “magic” settings (they’re actually called MAGIC on the camera) that I’ve been curious about. So far my favorite two are Fish Eye and POP ART.
Another effect called POP ART
I’d live here!
Crazy faced POP ART!
Does this remind anyone else of those “WAZZZUUUPP??!!” commercials? Oh if the artist only read that comment on his work, I’m sure that’s what he was going for. hahahaha
Veggie filled lunch
With the photo shoot all wrapped up and a cake decorated, I started on lunch. I’ve been holding out on grocery shopping until tomorrow so it was slim pickins. Just some brown rice, BBQ seitan, pickles and organ frozen veggies.
The Whole Foods at South Lamar is donating 5% of net sales tomorrow to a BUNCH of local food organizations:
Green Corn Project, Slow Food, Slow Money, Sustainable Food Center, and Urban Roots
Enough links for you there?? Definitely a good reason to put off grocery shopping for a couple of days. Already went grocery shopping you say? Well, well, welllll lucky you, the store is throwing a happy hour from 6pm-8pm as well. Cheap drinks for a good cause is always a good idea. For the record, I’m doing both. Double bonus karma points for me!
Butternut squash curry with mint
If you haven’t had 1) Sweet potatoes 2) Kabocha squash or 3) Butternut squash with some sort of red curry TRY IT. I’m telling you the sweetness of these vegetables with the spice of thai red curries is heaven to me. I took a chance and added some mint that was about to go bad in with this one. GOOD choice, Teddy! (pats myself on the back)
Organic Honey and Greek Yogurt
Dessert was a simple mixture of greek yogurt and some of the best honey I’ve had in a long time. It’s probably better for me to eat some local honey but I got this jar in a goodie bag and I’ve yet to make a dent in it.
Guess what? Tomorrow I’ve got plans to go BERRY PICKING! I’m so excited, you have no idea. I haven’t been since I was a kid living on the East Coast. Oh I hope I don’t gorge myself causing permanent damage (is that possible? I bet I can do it if it is…) Anyhoo, if I suddenly stop posting it MAY be because of that.
See you sooonnnn! (maybe?? hahaha – no, I’ll see you soon)
PS- One more time- GO TO WHOLEFOODS TOMORROW AUSTIN!!