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Everett, WA, United States
I love trying new recipes and baking for my friends and family.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

I'm back!

As I look back at the last time I posted (October!) I realize that it coincides perfectly with the start of my new job.  For the last 8 months, I have been so focused on my first graders that my poor blog has been neglected.  The good news is that somehow in the midst of a busy school year, I have been baking away!  For me, baking has always been relaxing... a nice break from crazy kids and lesson planning.  I thought since this is my first post in forever, I should do a recap of some of the yummy treats I've made over these past months:

December - lots of holiday treats... including Christmas cake pops, dark chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream and crushed candy cane, and milk chocolate mini cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and chocolate sprinkles!

January - Birthday cake and cupcakes for Matt's 30th Birthday!  Cinnamon swirl cake with cream cheese frosting, sprinkles, and not-so-well-planned-out "Happy Birthday" letters!
Also, vanilla cupcakes with raspberry buttercream.

March - Lemon layer cake with lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream.

April - I took a cake class and learned how to stack a layer cake and make buttercream flowers!

May - Sugar cookies and chocolate covered strawberries for a first grade tea party, almond berry cake for Mother's Day and wedding cake pops for Katie and Chase.

That gets me pretty caught up to June... and what a baking month June was!  I'll save that post for another day.