Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cake Decorating!

I am happy to announce that I have FINALLY started my cake decorating classes! This has been on my to-do list for quite some time now.

Perhaps I will finally start posting my creations on my abandoned "Cake Decorating" link you see at the top of the page.

My instructor Barbara is fabulous! You can tell that cake decorating is her passion and I admire the time and effort she puts into her work, especially as a mom of four kids. Cake-decorating is truly an art form and she definitely has it mastered!

This week we practiced with the star-tip. Next week we're decorating a whole cake. One of my favorite things about decorating is that it is very deliberate, requiring patience and a steady hand. It's not something you can rush through and I find it surprisingly calming.

I'm excited to also explore my artistic side once again. In college, my long hours at the golf course, my work with Hope for Honduran Children, my babysitting job, and my occasional studying made it nearly impossible for me to have time for much else. Even though the school work load is much bigger now, I am taking time for my creative outlets.

I thought I'd share with you steps for boosting your creativity that I just read off a boosting-your-creativity website. The website wasn't very good, so I don't have much to share with you. But it did say that creativity and TV watching are inversely related and that reading was the #1 way of boosting not only your intelligence, but also your creativity. And lastly, it offered this:

Don't do drugs. People on drugs think they are creative, but to everyone they just seem like people on drugs.

Well said, boosting-creativity website. Well said.

I'm having slight technical difficulties uploading the picture of all my fabulously decorated cookies.
This picture is a cookie I decorated at the end of class for Brian to look at and for me to eat. It is definitely not the best showcase of my work, but it will do for now.

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