I think I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that no one can do all the things. You can try, but you’ll probably fail. I think my life limit for balancing is three major things. I can work, do a show, and bake. Or work, bake and exercise. But trying to fit in a fourth ends up being impossible. Something is always going to fall by the wayside. This past week (and some change), it was the blog. But hey I’ve had time to work out so my arms and tush look pretty good!!! Anyway, I have a back log of things I’m working on, and this past weekend was full of events to boot. I closed my show, after an overwhelming about of friends came out to support me, and we also celebrated our two year wedding anniversary! Two years. Wowza, already? I spent a whole week last year looking back on our wedding, which you can see here, here and here. This year, no dedicated treats, but we spent Sunday together for a casual and wonderful day.
Everyone can blame me for the snow days up north this week. I take full responsibility. You’re welcome. I grew up for the first part of my childhood in Ohio, but the second chunk of childhood in Florida. Context clues = no Florida snow days. I feel like life is giving me a bit of a gift, making up for lost time. I spent the past few days baking, relaxing, getting some much needed sleep, and enjoying the finale of The Bachelor and immersing myself in The Crown on Netflix (everyone is so good on that show, I can’t handle it). Other than Phil being out of the country for work which is a huge bummer, I’ve been almost giddy at the fact that I had a full day off, nowhere to be, nothing required of me. It’s the first time in two months really I’ve felt truly relaxed. The other recent snow day was a treat, but this is the first time I’ve felt able to breathe without a slight weight of responsibility. I felt like a kid again, and there are few things more kid friendly than a Fluffernutter Sandwich…..or in this case, parfait.
Guys. What is going on. Can I get some type of validation from my fellow NYers? This past week, including yesterday, it was in the 60’s. I walked around without a jacket. Today, wake up, SNOWSTORM. Flat out snow storm outside. Winter on the weekends? Over it. So to anyone who’s up north and stuck in this snow storm, or sudden drop in temperatures, maybe you should make this cake. I wasn’t even going to post it, it was an experiment for a cake I was hired to make later on. But it was so good, and my coworkers raved on how delicious it was I figured might as well put it up! I’m grateful I took a few pictures, because it is a great cake. Despite the pale color of the cake itself, it’s actually strawberry. Without artificial coloring, the red/pinkish color from strawberry puree bakes out. But it still tastes like strawberry!!! The frosting is pretty basic, but instead of thinning out the frosting with milk, use prosecco.
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