Friday, October 29, 2010

Caramel-Glazed and Chocolate-Filled

This was my day today:

Pumpkin Bars

Apple Spice Cakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Pretty Little Brownie Bites

It started at 9:30 a.m. It is now 11:00 p.m. and my mother is still working on some little cheesecake thingamabobs. We ate lunch standing at the counter (bite, measure, bite, dump, bite, stir...). Dinner was taken between batches of brownies.

Tomorrow I glaze and decorate 6 dozen brownie bites and bake a layer cake.

I'm tired.

I'm crabby.

My feet hurt.

My pants legs are covered in flour. (Really.)

I never want to see another dessert.

Or maybe that's an exaggeration. As worn-out and tetchy as I am feeling right now, I had a great day. I love baking and especially baking with my mother. Her goofy cheerfulness balances my intensity--like, when I was about to cry because the STUPID CREAM CHEESE WOULDN'T STOP CLUMPING UP in the pumpkin bar filling.


Elephantschild said...

Sorry about the cream cheese. It varies from brand to brand, and it's picky about whether it's room temperature or not when you mix it.

Jane said...

And room temperature is such a varied thing. In our house it's pretty cool. :)