Sunday, October 07, 2007

Madcap Recap

Before I speak of my weekend,
I must get a sweet to eat!
One moment please,
bear with a tired, hungry & thirsty jin.
Talk amongst yourselves
and I'll be back before you know it!
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There.
That's much better!
Yummy frosted cookies for jinny!
Now I can nosh away as I recall my day!


Oh, my!
Where do I start?
How about here:

A white butter cake with white chocolate French buttercream filling. A pretty pink cake for a little girls golden birthday! I also made her Mom's wedding cake yeaaarssss ago.

A lovely golden tiara with rock candy accents and silver dragees. Sparkly!


Wow!
All that descriptive typing
really wore me out.
I need some more cookie power.
Excuse for one moment please?
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MMmmmmmm........
*MUNCH*
*MUNCH*
*MUNCH*
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*jin brushes the cookie crumbs off her funky keyboard*

Ok, I'm ready to keep going now!

Next up:


Another white butter cake , this time with cream cheese filling. This was for a 6 year anniversary. She wanted a mini replica of the wedding cake I made for them. I couldn't get the fresh champagne grapes that adorned the original cake so I improvised. I piped them with tinted buttercream and tucked in a few chocolate stems.

The leaves were jinhand moulded out of fondant, texturized and brushed with a dutch dark cocoa powder. The original cake was dotted with caramel corkscrews as well, which would not have stood up today in the heatwave we were suddenly subjected to.
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MMmmmmmm........
*MUNCH*
*MUNCH*
*MUNCH*
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Oh no.
:-(
My cookies & coffee are almost gone.
How can I continue on with my post
if I've no sweets left to eat?!
Poor poor jin!
I shall stop here for now.
Rest assured that I will have
wedding cakes
&
blogger love
coming this week!

24 Responses to “Madcap Recap”

angel said...

spectacular work as always... those cookies look divine!!!
i can't wait to see more of what you've been up to!

foam said...

dang it! i knew i was gonna regret coming here before my own cup of coffee and breakfast. everything looks so scrumptious as always.
and now i'm doubly starved. ..
time to break fast..

Ruela said...

i'm run after before the appearence of V Agent for Breakfast
;)
looks good, on my birthday i want a cake like this.;)
PleAseeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! jinnnnnnn!!!

Gyrobo said...

That's some mad fine leafistry.

I wonder how they'll slice it!

Mad Munkey said...

I LOVE your mouse. Oh, that sounds bad. Your wireless mouse? hehe Very cool.

I wanted to bite the head off that chick... does that make me evil?

jin said...

angel:

Thank You kindly! :-)

Ohhh, I had so many pictures it took me hours to sort through them and resize!!! I'll try to post again soon!

jin said...

foam:

I have a feeling you can whip up some fantastic sweets yourself!
Oh, but I see the conundrum... you probably wanted something instaneously. It takes more than an instant to whip up something fabulous... but I hope your break fast was a good one anyway
;-)

jin said...

ruela:

Wow! You beat phos & /t. here today! That's quite an accomplishment! They must have been sleeping in late on a Sunday. ;-)

You can have any cake you want for your birthday... good thing I know when day it is on!
;-)))))))

jin said...

katy:

Thanks!!!

You had your cake today, how was it??? Hope everyone enjoyed it!
:-D

jin said...

gyro:

Thank you thank you!! :-D

"I wonder how they'll slice it!"

Thant's not my problem, now is it?!!?

BWA-HAAAAhaaahahahahaaaaaaaaa!!!

Ruela said...

Also I have a surprise for you ;)
You are very cool;))))

jin said...

munkey:

Heeheee....
The mouse does look cool, unfortunately it sucks big-time! lol. Eats batteries like you wouldn't believe and even tho it's supposed to be wireless I have to keep it within one foot of the base at all times. :-P

"I wanted to bite the head off that chick... does that make me evil?"

Uh... I hope not because that's what I always do! I just figured it would photograph better with the head on. I had to practice some serious restraint.
;-)

puerileuwaite said...

Well there goes my grandiose post idea; one based entirely around a Village Inn* (* a restaurant chain on a par with Denny's out here in the West) pie that I purchased on sale. I must now hang my head in shame. Baked items are a cruel mistress.

jin said...

RUELA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AH-HAAAAhahahaaaahahahaaaaaa!!!!!

YOU are awesome!
LOL!!!!!!!

That's one tough jin!
Phos must have really pissed me off!!!

:-)))))))))))))))))))

jin said...

puerileuwaite:

You purchased pie* on sale at a Village Inn**?

You freely admit this?

SHAME indeed!
GASP!




*Pie is one of those terms used in pastry shoppes to refer to actual pies most of the time. ;-)

**In our neck o' the woods Village Inn is a seedy hotel chain where curious activities occur. I'm wondering if you're just lying about them having a restaurant over there?! ;-)

JLee said...

Those things are WAY too pretty to eat! ok, maybe not...

jin said...

LOL jlee!!

I actually enjoy seeing my creations chopped up and voraciously consumed. I know... I'm weird! LOL!
;-)

Middle Child said...

Yummo! You are soooo good Jin... I have never seen so much variety in my life....

Melissa (eldest)and Chris will be getting married Nov 4 this year - it was postphoned when Don died in May of course...she has organised a cupcake wedding cake in bright colours...


re your coffee and biscuits...I am so disappointed...made myself coffee and opened this new paclet of bickies thinking they were round and flat with icing in the middle circle...but when I opened them they were minus the middle total... what I though was white cream on the biscuit was just the paper showing through the hole in the centre..sob!

jin said...

Thanks MC!!! :-)

I can't wait to see photos of the cupcake wedding cake!!!

Oh, no! The filling in the biscuits is the BEST part! lol... you can make your own if you're inclined. Just mix some powdered sugar with enough water (or vanilla) to moisten the sugar and Voila! You have a super quick & easy frosting!

Middle Child said...

Thanks for that tip Jin - I never knew that was so easy.

jin said...

You're welcome!
That's what I do at home when I need something sweet.
I never have bakery-type ingredients at home!
lol
:-)

SO hungry now. Dayum!

jin said...

Aww... sorry CP!
:-)