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Plastic Wrap, Cakes and other Random Thoughts

I've been baking all afternoon for a friend's wedding. The cakes look and smell fabulous so far. In spite of that, I have had not even a fleeting desire to even taste them. That's weird right? Cake upon cake comes out of the oven wafting sweet, tantalizing goodness right in my face and I don't even salivate. I should probably just be thankful.

Second thought: plastic wrap. Does this stuff actually adhere to ANYTHING??? I have yet today to have it willfully stick to any surface. What a waste. It is a nice reminder of why I started using Press 'n Seal about a year ago even though it seems to cost almost twice as much.

And cupcakes. Where have I been not knowing this was the new trend in wedding fare? Apparently having cupcakes at the wedding can even be the main event. Go figure. I dressed mine up by using giant, frilly papers and will be topping them with decadent chocolate frosting (chocolate cupcakes to start with), and fashioning a strawberry slice on top. Now that does sound yummy!

And last but not least, had the most delicious salad out at dinner tonight that I will be trying to replicate at home. Wilted spinach mixed with proscuitto, roasted garlic cloves and topped with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, parm cheese and a round of roasted goat cheese. It was something very close to culinary perfection in my mind.

Soooo, if you don't hear from me tomorrow you'll know it's because I'm up to my eyeballs in frosting. Now if I can resist that, I may need to have myself tested for some kind of genetic disease...

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