Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spontaneous Kitchen Creations #3

Dear Readers,

So these are delicious. I finally got my sh*t together and sent my cover letter, résumé and head shot into a major talent agency in Halifax so to celebrate I made cupcakes. Tasty, tasty cupcakes. These are Spiced Chocolate Orange-Almond Cupcakes with Lemon-Ginger Buttercream Frosting.

I amalgamated 2 recipes from Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World (The Basic Chocolate and the Almond Cupcakes) and added a bit of my own flare with orange extract and some spices. Then I made a half-quantity of the Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting and added lemon extract, ground ginger, ground cloves, allspice and cinnamon. To decorate I added some dried rose petals and silver dragées.
I got one of those fancy display plates with a cover for a whopping $2.99 at my local Salvation Army, tossed a doily on it and now it makes my cupcakes look like dainty posh shmee-shmee delicacies. Yay!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dear Readers,

This is a Ralph Lauren Cashmere Cable-Knit Sweater in Ruby.

When I found this online this evening it was love at first sight.
Then I saw the price. It costs 400$.

I think my fashion heart has been broken.

An Experiment: Photos and Results.

Dear Readers,

As you can see I was successfully able to create a sock bun.

(Clearly I am the epitome of class when it is formed on the very top of my head.)

But did this classy top-knot provide me with the gorgeous results that the video promised?

No. Alas I did not dampen my sufficiently and I ended up with weak, pathetic and limp almost-waves. The dreaded almost-wave plagues me. Guess there's nothing to do but learn from my mistakes and try try again. Or plug in the curling iron.

This hair is a sad story.