And now for something completely different…

This past weekend, aside from a 6 hour round-trip to Windsor to run a 5k, in a Santa suit, with my aunt, I pretty much retreated into my loom room (can I call it a weaving studio? Spare bedroom?) to weave. Since I didn’t bake at all this weekend (aside from a regular batch of bread) I thought it would be a good time to write up a post with a bit of a description of the process that goes into preparing the warp, threading it onto the loom, and getting the weaving started.

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Croissants

I made these a while ago, but just realized I didn’t post them.  I need to get back into the blogging habit.  I should have some interesting food related posts to make within the next month. More details to come. 🙂

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Croissants, from The Pie and Pastry Bible

For now, here’s a picture of the croissants I made last month.

My Sister’s Wedding Cake

I know I’ve been a terrible blogger. My excuse is… well, it doesn’t matter what my excuse is. Currently, I can’t blog about my other baking project, so here’s something else I wanted to share. It’s me, with my creation back at my sister’s wedding in September. Well, I had some help. My sister’s friend Susan did all the baking and made ganache and royal icing, let me use her kitchen, cleaned up after me, bought all kinds of supplies, made the chocolate fondant rocks, etc. I just did the fun part.

The cakes were from the wedding cake charts in the Cake Bible, the ganache was also from the Cake Bible, and the chocolate fondant was from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. A neighbour of my parents made the trees. Jay cut some of the trees down to fit better on the sides of the cake. Did I mention we put this together in New Brunswick, and I live in Ontario? We had about 3 days there before the wedding.

PS: The beautiful bobbin lace bouquet on the table was made by my mother, along with the bridesmaids’ bouquets, and all of the corsages/boutonnieres.

Remaining Cakes

I’ve just done a little bit of housekeeping on my list of cakes from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. It looks like these are the cakes I have yet to bake:

She Loves Me Cake
Heavenly Coconut Seduction Cake
Fruitcake Wreath
Devil’s Food Cake w/ Midnight Ganache
German Chocolate Cake
Designer Chocolate Baby Grands

I haven’t “officially” made all of the cupcakes either, but they’re essentially the same recipes as what appears in the Cake Bible, and I’ve made the white, yellow and chocolate cupcakes many times. I’d like to try out the recipes for the wedding cakes, too, though probably down-scaled a bit. Now that I know I only have 6-10 recipes left, I can’t give up on finishing up the book!