Wednesday, May 13, 2009

i made chocolate eclairs last night (& again tonight) totally from scratch!

piped shells before baking

baked, split, and iced, but not filled

creamy eclair goodness!

you should be impressed, and jealous! ;)
Honestly, i've never liked eclairs, but a co-worker had a birthday today and that was her favorite of course i had to make it from scratch! ironically, she was not working today (gah!) but everyone else enjoyed them, and hopefully she will be in tomorrow b/c i made more for my bible study girls and there are some left. well, i may not have liked them before, but i sure do love them now! i think i had 8! AAHHH!!! bad plan two weeks before going to the beach!

Other deliciousness:
GIANT cinnamon roll/cream cheese danish YUM!

I also made some of my bread which came out especially beautiful this time, but I haven't taken a picture yet.

some friends, coworkers, and family members have been saying that i really need to be "in the baking business" haha, but after so long of saying that it's my dream and i would love to BUT..., i have finally decided to start towards that. just a little, but at least being proactive. i am working on putting together a menu and pricing list and over the next few months will be working towards that. just doing desserts and baked goods for people as needed to see if there is any real business in this, and maybe eventually growing. small small steps for now, but let me know if you need anything! i will try to make anything that people request. we'll see how it goes, but maybe this could be a nice little side thing for when we have kids and i'm not doing the office thing anymore.

my remaining roses have survived thus far, and are gorgeous! here is the one that remained on the decapitated bush:

i realized that butch has always loved roses (as evidanced bythis earlier post:
and she really loved my birthday roses f/m patrick

she also loves mud

i have tons more i want to write, but i'm so tired!! will update again soon.


  1. yummmo! i want to eat one of those! and baking business sounds awesome!! i may just have to plan a party and order some of your tastey treats!!! :)

  2. I am jealous!!!!!!! Anytime you want to bake me a little something.... You are so talented.

  3. YUM! I'm going to gain weight just looking at those pictures. Hee hee.

  4. hey if you are interested in talking to women who have kinda started their own businesses with cooking/baking let me know. i know a girl with a cake business, and a woman who has started her own catering business. they could help you with pricing etc.

    enjoying the blog!