Anyway, back to the king cake, my friend Michael had a king cake recipe on his blog that he and his family has had much success with. I'm gonna say I am a decent baker, but anything with a dough freaks me out, and I am all about DIY so I asked Michael if he would come over and teach me how to make it. As with any other dough I have attempted, it was surprisingly easy.
I meant to take more pictures during the king cake making process, but I was so eager to start, I forgot...
The finished product, and I do say it was the very best king cake I have ever had in my life.
What else have I been up to? Well a lot.
Let's rewind a little, like back to when I got here to Utah because I have some photos I want to share.
My first encounter with snow in Utah and I am wearing flip-flops. How very naive of me.
I met Rhonda the T-rex. She was duct taped up because she apparently had been trying to eat R2-D2
Ashley and I got crafty and made these fabric covered letters.
Samantha and I went to the Sundance Film Festival and who did we see???
JOSEPH FREAKING GORDON-LEVITT!!!
Paparazzi ain't got nothin' on me!
I tried to copycat buffalo breadsticks from Tommy's Pizza... They were good, but not quite as good as Tommy's.
I made these vinyl labels using my new Silhouette (which I don't know how/when to use).
I made a yarn wrapped wreath (never again).
I also made two more king cakes for family.
I taught myself to sew! I made two birds that look kinda the same, but have different bellies. And I made this little owl rice bag. I even made up the pattern for said owl. And attempted applique, which my mother says is some advanced stuff.
I made a delicious stir-fry. Feel free to be jealous of my mad skills.
And finally, I leave you with this. Yes, that is a broken char sitting under their tire. And yes, there is a note on it. The note read: "Please do not move this chair, it is keeping my car from rolling back." And that folks introduces you to my ghetto neighbors! They since moved the chair to sit outside their door and the note ended up on our welcome mat. I picked it up and kept it as a memento to go in my smashbook someday.
This concludes my post for the day. I hope you enjoyed it! Also, in case you were wondering, I still don't have a job. I have put in applications basically everyday. I have gone on one interview that I think went well, and the job would be really great on the job experience to go on my resume. So cross your fingers/keep me in your thoughts/keep me in your prayers/wish me well/etc.