Here are the every-day feelings of moi, a 25-year-old crossing guard with hypersensitivity and Social Anxiety Disorder.
Good Mood, Good Food.
Right now I'm in a very good mood. I actually had a nice conversation with my father that was helpful, that's what started my good mood. Then my mom decided to pay for all the baking supplies I'll need to make baking art. That's something that has grown in importance to me since we moved. THEN, I made the perfect Candele (it's an Italian dish). Most of the time I overcook or undercook the pasta but this time it was perfect. It's the only dish I make that fills me with so much confidence that I can be creative with it. This last time I used peperroni as a garnish. It looked really nice. Tasted great, too.
I'm of Scottish decent so my first piece of baking art will be shortbread or shortbread cookies. The idea is to make the baked good look as artistic as possible, something I'm going to have trouble with. See, shortbread is full to the gills with butter. To make it look artistic I'll have to put frosting on it and the cookies will inevitably become a sugar coma waiting to happen and no one will want to eat them. Sad thing is, it's not really art unless I dress it up with frosting or something. Otherwise, it'd just be a white-ish beige cookie. BORING.
The second thing I'll try to make is a cake. It's terribly easy to dress up a cake and not ruin the flavor or make the cake unrecognizable. Still, I think I could do something great with it. I don't know what my theme will be but it'll be something pretty easy, with a twist. I just hope the other baking artists on deviantART will like it.
After all I've done with baking, I barely remember how. My oven in the other apartment really sucked, I always called it a bipolar oven because it would cook the exact same thing at three different temperatures three different times even though the temperature was set. So, I didn't do much baking these past few years. I thought it'd be like riding a bike but I guess not. That reminds meI have too look up how to do gingerbread that can be used to make gingerbread houses.
Don't worry, I'm not a foodie. I just felt like writing a journal about baking. I guess I have baking on the mind today, even though I feel like I'll burst if I eat any sugar (I haven't had any sugar today). The next journal will be about something less boring.