Friday, March 6, 2009
Oh I'm dancing for pure joy! I'm toooo excited - I can hardly type. My shop is the featured shop at Lollishops.com! Yes me little ole baker girl of gourmet homemade sweets and treats. OMG Front page. Okay my shop is: http://www.lollishops.com/coveredinchocolate If you get lost just click on my shops banner and it will take you right back to my shops yummie treats. Go on over take a look...order up something for the family or just for yourself. Put in message to me "Featured seller March 5 - 7" and I'll double your order as my celebration gift to you and ship your treats right off to you"
Monday, March 2, 2009
I'm dapple - I admit it freely - I dapple in many crafts. It's like an addiction. I have favorites and they show. But I've always been afraid to show some of my dappling items off. Was my 'dirty little secret". I just got accepted at 1000Markets.com. shops name will be AS2designs http://www.1000markets.com/users/as2designs visit it and see what the rest of my post is about! I will be selling my cards and photos and jewelry there. Mainly to show case my photos. Not food photos but photo's of things I love to take pictures of items that interest me in ways you would not think. But back to my regular post: Many years ago my ex hubby brought me a SLR camera. I took private photography lessons from a great person who was an great photographer and their work was mind blowing. Then followed up with college courses on photography all the way thru color. Won a blue ribbon at a collage art show. Got even better, brought fancier SLR camera, equipment for making my own photos. Had a super great time with it all. Still have the photo enlarger. Loved the smell of the chemicals when I was in the dark room. Could be in there lost for hours. My passion was Black and white photography. Seeing some of my photo's of my products makes me wonder Ummmm what happen. I've gone digital. The whole world is digital. I can't even find a place here in Anchorage where I can purchase the chemicals to do my black and white developing. But this blog post is about something I did...I stepped out of my fear of letting others see some of my great photographs and the comments I have received confirm that when I do something I love - it is a totally awesome photo. So my point is Do what you love and it will come across to all that the LOVE is there and its awesome.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Yes every now and then I do create a ugly or a monster that just won't go away. Most of my dessert I truly love to bake and can not wait to eat them. Last week I tried some new baking pans for brownies. I wanted to become the brownie queen. I desired to amaze my customers. I wanted them to be so delighted they danced in the streets. I thought oh these pop brownie pan would be perfect for me...brought it. Not cheap either folks...stirred up a quick batch of brownies, spooned the mixture into the silcone pop pan (does 8 at a time and takes 35 minutes to cook) Then waited and waited for cooling so I could get these little brownie pops out onto the cooling racks. They do come out easy; once I learned the popping trick of pushing from the bottom. Once on cooling rack they sorta look like a mound of science gone bad. Just totally weird looking. So I though okay its just me, I am old fashion in what things baked should look like - must get with the times. Told myself to buck up and frost those mounds. Frosting idea went to another corner of my mind very fast. Do you wonder how your brain works some days? I do. My brain seems to be on another planet on rare moments like this: Decided instead to dip in chocolate and make them look pretty for a little girls birthday party. My creation of ugly ---> I found pink chocolate coating over a chocolate brownie is not so pretty. Even after putting sprinkles all over it. Maybe some little girl will jump for joy but not this big girl. I will admit I did taste and they were lovely, its just not my cup of tea for that vision in my mind.