Here’s what I’m going to do. Instead of apologizing for my lack of posts these past fifteen months, I’m just going to provide an overview of what I’ve been up to all this time. You see, I never felt all that guilty about neglecting this blog because I was enjoying being busy, working, baking, eating, and having a grand old time. However, now that Scafuri Bakery is closer than ever to opening, (Finally? Hopefully? Why am I even tempting fate by saying so?), I’ve left my previous bakery jobs and have been focused on doing everything possible to prepare for opening day. But until then I’ve got a bit more time on my hands. So I’ve returned here to catch the blog up on my adventures this past year. So without further ado…
My Year in Pictures
Let’s back up to last October. One of my best friends got married and I had the double honor of bridesmaid and cake maker. Hence, the curlers.
I also fostered this cutie for six months — Moose! I miss that little bugger.
I organized my spice cabinet.
I discovered canning, pickling, jamming, and cheese making.
And continued to try my hand at growing things.
I learned archery and took up swing dancing.
Oh, and of course, not only have I been making bread…
But also beer…
I hosted a roaring 20’s murder mystery dinner party, with great success.
Besides these fun hobbies I also worked, a lot. At the first bakery, I earned a ton of burn scars from the ovens and made a bunch of these:
At the second bakery, where I worked for most of this past year, I made some great friends and a LOT of cakes.
And somewhere beyond the early mornings and long hours I found time to make cakes of my own.
I also made several cupcake bouquets, which will probably get their own post.
It’s been a good year.
I ran around the woods of Wisconsin.
In Flagstaff, AZ, I skied on a mountain for the first time in my life. Suffice it to say, it did not go quite as well as I would have hoped. Then again, all of the easy hills were closed that day.
And in southern Utah I struggled to remember everything I ever learned and apparently forgot from my geology class in college. It was still amazing.
So there you have it. I don’t really know what else to say, other than I hope that my year continues with more adventures, that the bakery will open soon, and that it won’t take me fifteen months to post again.