Back when I was single I used to love to bake. Over the years, I've gotten away from it a bit since my post-children waistline doesn't need the extra calories. But there's something very satisfying about making delicious baked goods.
Shortly after I lost my job I had the perfect excuse to dive back into baking - my older daughter's ninth birthday. Since cupcakes are such a favorite I decided to try my hand at them. I was inspired by a few of my friends who have baking businesses on the side so I went out and bought some disposable pastry bags and a decorating tip. The result? Devil's Food cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse frosting sprinkled with Ghirardelli chocolate shavings.
My daughter and her friends loved them.
While I don't think I'll be starting my own bakery anytime soon, it felt good to have the time to make something so delicious. And to know that I haven't lost my touch! I definitely plan on experimenting more with those decorating tips. My younger daughter's birthday is in April. We'll see what she dreams up for me to make.
But that's a project for another day.