Did you all have a wonderful weekend? It was hot and muggy here but I was busy running errands and catching up from my week away so I didn’t really notice.
We went to a beautiful wedding reception on Saturday night. The couple got married earlier in the month in a small, private ceremony in the Colorado mountains and had a very posh reception under a big pavillion in a local park. Everything was perfect. Well, except for the heat, but you can’t have everything be perfect.
My skills (or lack thereof) are clearly rusty and it turned out a bit rough, but I still thought it was cute. I discovered that I need three things: a better glass cutter, a better soldering iron, and Beckie by my side to tell me where I made my mistakes.
I put their names and wedding dates on the back. I thought it would make a cute little ornament to remember their wedding. I wish I’d taken my camera to the reception. They had the most beautiful tower of cupcakes. There were 7 or 8 tiers, each with a different frosting flower which indicated the type of cupcake. A pink rose was the most delicious raspberry, white for vanilla, a yellow flower for lemon, orange for carrot cake, purple for chocolate, and there were a few more that I can’t remember. They all had a sheen to them like they’d been sprayed with something. Very yummy!
On Sunday we had MeMum and BigDaddy over for a belated birthday dinner for MeMum. I spent all day making a cake that should have taken only a few hours. It was a Lucious Lemon Cake and it tasted pretty good, but in the end, it completely fell apart and became a big pile of goo. So sad. And that was after trying to figure out the lemon curd. The first batch had a very distinct metallic taste to it. We debated about what caused it and thought it might be the lemons so I sent TheManoftheHouse to the store for more. While he was gone I did an internet search and decided that it was the pan I used. I have a favorite calphalon pan for making sauces because they don’t burn while cooking. I knew not to use aluminum with lemons amd I just don’t think of my pan as being aluminum. It is though — it’s anodized aluminum. Whatever that is. Anyway, it “metalized” my lemon curd and I wasn’t a happy camper. Just in case you have a calphalon pan…don’t make the same mistake I did!
So. On to a new week. I’m anxiously looking forward to next weekend — it will be a four day break. Yipee!
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