Monday, July 27, 2009

July Daring Bakers Challenge---and the update


It's been a long time since I wrote anything of significance on this space. Do not fret, I am still here. But between testing recipes, figuring out the next move, and a myriad of other issues that have kept me awake at night, my nervous disposition notwithstanding, I just haven't found the time, or the mood, to post anything here. Although I do not have any good news to share with you yet---I am a firm believer of not counting my chickens before they hatch---what I do have is a few works in progress. I'm getting my logo designed by a friend/graphic designer, and I just can't wait for her to finish up the final drawing, colours and all. She's shown me a few sketches that she made so far, and I simply fell in love with all of them (T, you're amazing!). It's just like how I've always dreamed it, but a lot better.

I'm still in the middle of sending out applications to good markets around Melbourne---a task that was much harder and took way longer than I anticipated, much of it due to the bureaucracy imposed by the local council and market management---but I am working on a promising one which hopefully will not fall through.




I am Nervous. Scared. Excited. But mostly unsure. Unsure of whether or not this would work. Unsure of whether or not we will make enough profit to make this worthwhile. Unsure of whether or not I have what it takes to do this. Just unsure.

But I'm halfway there, and there's no sense in stopping or looking back. I am on a forward moving train that is my will to make this work, and I will not stop until I reach my destination. I have to make this work. I have to. Because it is the only thing I can see myself doing.



The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

18 comments:

Young Adventures... said...

They look amazing! Great job!

Lucy said...

Wow. Now I understand why you warned me against cravings. Your photos are amazing - I love the flower-shaped marshamallow idea :)

Y said...

Those look gorgeous!

Jill said...

I love that you piped the marshmallows in a flower shape--so creative and beautiful!

Julia @Mélanger said...

OMG, I love how you piped the marshmallow. It's adorable. When you then cover it with chocolate, it's like a little flower. LOVELY!

Ramya Kiran said...

Oh my!! These cookies are looking amazing. Wonderful clicks. Good job.

Mallory Elise said...

so. i can't eat cookie, but i can eat the marshmallow off, and then share the chocolate with the cookie eater. brilliant! perfect sharing cookie.

i think it would.................go splendid with some corn ice cream :P

i heard that artichoke ice cream is very popular in Italy. actually. hmmmmmmm.....Let's Salty-Sweet with artichokes!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

These look beautiful. Love the shapes of your marshmallows.

Suzie said...

I am so impressed by your piping - it is every bit as perfect as your pictures!

Michael and Kenna said...

Lovely flower-shaped mallows! Love that idea!

Engineer Baker said...

So pretty, and they look so time-consuming - I'm impressed you have the patience for piping like that!

Mallory Elise said...

hellloooo guess what im giving you this button to put on your page http://www.coffeeandvanilla.com/?p=7020 because i got one and usually ignore them, but this one is actually cute and you get put on a list, so im picky and am only giving it to one person :P

so. i finally decided. i am, after 2 years of refusal, going to....do the daring bakers thing :( hehehehe.

Vera said...

These look beautiful, Christy!

Mallory Elise said...

NEW BANNER!

i love it :)

Smarry said...

So pretty, and they look so time-consuming - I'm impressed you have the patience for piping like that!

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pityenlacocina said...

lovely, and delicious! love your blog, love it! your photos are excelent, and the recipes wonderful,

i'll be back, cheers,

pity

Shalum said...

these are beautiful!

peasepudding said...

now that's what I call stylish mallow puffs! Gorgeous.