This is a good question. Really I have been here but honestly, it has been a heck of a week. Between work and life, it has been happy, stressful, fun and everything in between. I have been eating horribly for this past week and barely fit in a workout. Therefore, I wasn’t motivated to post because I didn’t feel like I had much to post about, except for how much ice cream I was shoving in my mouth.
I’m not going to dwell on the stressful parts of the week and my bad behavior because who really wants to read about that right? All I am going to say is that sometimes we fall down and we just have to get back on the horse. That is where I am starting this week- a fresh week and a fresh month to get my stuff back together.
Now for the fun stuff.
I went home this past weekend for my niece’s birthday and it was awesome to be home spending time with family. I was also super busy making cakes and cupcakes which kept me distracted.
First there was the birthday cake for my lovely niece Sydney, who turned 11 yesterday. She was having a beach themed party so naturally I made a cake that would fit right in with the theme. Behold the ice cream cake!
Don’t worry, that’s not real sand on the cake – they are graham cracker crumbs
And then there were the cupcakes. As some of you know, my niece is an amazing Softball player (ahem, she gets that from her Auntie Val) so they were having an end of the all-star season party and my sister asked if I could make some cupcakes for all the girls and their families. Yes of course! Ask and you shall receive!
I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla (green) frosting to represent the grass, with homemade yellow softballs made out of fondant. I also made some vanilla cupcakes with fudgy frosting (see the recipe here), a purple fondant star and gold sugar. I hope they liked them!
I also made a giant cupcake for my nephew for his birthday, but like a dum-dum I didn’t take pictures of that – but it’s safe to say that he thoroughly enjoyed it.
SO that is what I have been up to, and I promise that I will be more diligent about things this week. We have our teacher workshop on Wednesday and Thursday so things might be a little crazy still, but I will keep up with my posts, workouts and “normal” eating. And by normal I mean no more pints of ice cream in 1 sitting and boxes of vanilla wafers as a late night snack. This is my vow to you all.