I missed you, fondant

It’s been a long time since I made anything more complicated than heart cutouts with fondant. I got to make this sloth cake at work over the weekend!

We use all natural dyes where I work, so for the brown, I thought I’d give cocoa powder a shot. It worked great! Not only that, but combined with the marshmallow fondant, it tasted like hot cocoa. (Although my coworker thought it tasted more like a tootsie roll.)

Couldn’t be more pleased. I’m going to experiment more with flavoring this fondant.

Lightbox obtained

I’m in love!

I got much better pictures for very little extra work. In fact, I don’t think setting this thing up is any more work at all than trying to find a clear, well lit space in a busy kitchen. I had a little extra time today and photographed everything I could get my hands on.

As for the book, it’s been wonderful getting back into writing. I finished the first chapter Sunday and made decent progress on the second last night. I’ve decided to aim for two chapters a week. Deadlines work wonders for me, so I’m feeling optimistic.

Valentines wrap-up

The goblins have been successfully distributed.

Somewhere between two and three dozen cakes have been decorated.

(A light box has been purchased to improve the quality of future cake photos.)

Time to work on the book now. I’ve got a number of writing projects going, and am always picking at them here and there, but I tend to keep just one on the front burner. This story’s been kicking around since 2014. One of those with a few false starts under its belt. I think it’s the right time to give it another try, and I love what little I’ve written so far. My goal is to have a good manuscript ready by the end of June.

Better get back to it.

Second goal of 2019: Achieved

My first goal was to set up a shop on Society6. And I have!

My second goal was to make a new website. Lo and behold, here we are.

My third goal? Well, this has all been a bit misleading, because I didn’t actually put any of them in a specific to-do order. However, I can assure you that the list includes plenty of books and not a few cakes. I’ll keep you posted on my progress here at my new little home on the internet.