Candy Cane Carnage

Slowly but surely, I will destroy every tasty thing in my kitchen in the name of photography – or for cupcake experiments.   These candy canes were crushed for a new cupcake I was trying to bake. 

Tragic story.  I slaved over this new recipe but neglected to do one very important thing – restrain my hair.  So, when my cupcake creations, complete with crushed candy cane topping arrived at Matt’s house tonight, and when Rick took a big bite and the longest strand of my my blonde hair was pulled slowly from his mouth, I was horrified.  Of course someone else saw the long hair and had a slight mental breakdown and had to spit out his cupcake into the trash.  I was crushed.  How could I allow my hair to end up in my culinary triumph?  Unacceptable. 

2010 is determined to defeat me.  I can’t wait to get into 2011 when my hair avoids cake batter, men learn to be honest, and I lose the 20 stress  I’ve gained.  Grrrr.  

Wow, this wasn’t so much a cautionary tale of hair-baking follies as it was a venting session for 2010!

What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear?

Santa’s sleigh and reindeer took the form of a UPS truck and left another package for me today.  This one came from my dad, Grant, and his wife, Deb,  in Minnesota.   The first thing I noticed when I opened the box, was the truffles strategically placed on top.  And, after wondering which one I should eat first, I thought about how to photograph them.  Of course!   I was immediately drawn to the musical notes truffle (which tasted as good as looked). 

These truffles are made by Delectables by Dori in Starbuck, Minnesota and come in such enticing flavors as dark chocolate cherry, hazelnut, Irish creme, and orange.  Then there’s milk chocolate, and white chocolate – some with lemon.   Okay…time to eat some!