The sun is shining today …… Literally and figuratively.

So I guess that intimidating reality cloud has passed over my head. Hallelujah!!!! Now we are at the Preparation Stage of this benefit, as we think, ponder, question and wonder how we can improve these pretty little cakes. A friend told me today that baking is precise. Cooking is casual but baking is a work of art.
We have worked so hard and I feel so happy with myself that I am sharing a bite of happiness with the world. Everyone has been so supportive. I would like to thank my aunt in texas for giving me all kinds of ideas especially the texas big hair meringue recipe, my neighbor for making me banana chips and giving me special advice, my grandparents who have supported me and helped me with Tia Maria suggestions and everything under the sun. And everybody reading this blog right now! You are the people who make me motivated every day.

Brainstorming: What we have learned in this baking ordeal so far.

1- bananas turn brown in a dehydrator with out lemon juice.- MW

2- Cream of disgusting Tartar solidifies eggs.- Web.

3- To infuse cupcakes with a filling, an old baby syringe for liquid medication can be used for an even amount.- Mom

4- Always preheat your oven before baking.-Mistakes

5- chocolate has to be soft when you grate or vegetable peel it to make
curls. I have not been successful with the veggie grater but have used one
made for cheese and I got more of a shredded look. Oh yeah and put it in
the freezer for 30 minutes to keep its shape.- Bristol Farms bakery guy

6- Never measure over bowl.-Mima

7- Some people don’t like chocolate ( hard to believe ). -Dad

Not all support is great, as some people feel that cupcakes have not only taken over our kitchen but also our lives.- my brother

Signed,
Hope

5 responses to this post.

  1. Hope, This blog of yours is like a warm breeze on a cold day, or like a house that never gets dirty or even like a bunion that fixes itself, simply… a beautiful SURPRISE!

    CMN

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  2. Wow hope I am enjoying this blog and feel you are gifted to write. I can’t say the same about your baking, but love your heartfelt effort. Keep it up. Robert L.

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  3. Love the tip on bananas, don’t really like store bought so I think I will try to do it myself. Kathy

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  4. Posted by Margarita on July 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Wow Esperanza. Can’t wait to taste the YUMMY goodness when I’m in Ca. Baking has NEVER been my thing ….. Don’t like that I have to measure exactly :). A little of this and a little of that is more my style. See you soon. 🙂

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