Thanks to Ginny Marie over at Lemon Drop Pie for sending me this beautiful blogging award. :)
Upon receiving this award, I am supposed to write seven things about myself that you may not know. Since the foodie blog roll requires that I keep this blog about food, I will try to tie in my seven things to baking.
1) In the first grade, two friends and I lip synced the song "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked a Cake" for our school talent show. We had an Easy Bake Oven (sadly, not mine) on stage with us, and at the end of the number we magically pulled a finished cake from the oven. I'm sure the junior high kids must have been rolling their eyes at us.
2) The first thing I remember baking on my own was a batch of corn muffins. Not the Jiffy kind, although I've made those, too. These I made from scratch! I was probably in junior high then, and I was very proud of myself. For a while there, all my mom had to say was, "How about some corn muffins with dinner tonight" and I'd grab the cornmeal!
3) Years later, I saw the musical Of Thee I Sing with some high school friends, and when the lead character started singing the song "Corn Muffins" I cracked up because all I could think about were all those corn muffins I made back in junior high. Luckily, the play is a comedy, so my laughing fit in.
4) I was inspired to decorate cakes because of my Aunt Dorothy. She made ALL the cakes for family parties: birthdays, first Communions, Confirmations, weddings--you name it. The woman is a cake-baking fiend! :)
5) I've taken all three Wilton cake decorating classes offered at Michaels.
6) Because of the cake decorating classes I've taken, I could theoretically make a wedding cake, but the closest I've come is a two-tiered wedding anniversary cake for my parents. Maybe I'll scan a photo and post it.
7) I'm really hungry for some corn muffins right now. ;)
Note to my writing friend Mary: I think you deserve this award for your blog on writing. Right click on the photo and add it to your own blog. Then tell us seven things about yourself.