Monday, February 16, 2009

Cake decorating and the weekend

Well it has been a difficult weekend. My Dad is away in the Caribbean for a month (lucky guy) and my sisters and I have the task of looking after his two dogs. Minnie has not been doing very well of late and on Saturday my sis found her VERY ill. We all rushed to my Dad's house and decided it was best to put her down. She has been suffering so much lately. We all found this rather difficult so to try and cheer everyone up, I offered to cook a lasagna dinner for my two sisters and their families today, since it is Family Day. So that is what I am doing now. they just bought a Wii game so we are going to organize some sort of sports competition day. Should be fun.

Yesterday was my cake decorating class, cake 2. I love this one. Just a note, I did everything on the cake except for the clown that is standing along the side of the cake. The teacher used my cake to demonstrate how to make the clown.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Back to the Gym

So toady I had my first session at the gym with my personal trainer. We talked a lot about goals etc and I told him my short term goal is to run a 5k in October. I plan on running this to honour my Mom who died of breast cancer 10 years ago (Jan 2000). My long term goal is to do a triathlon in two years. He thought that was awesome :D

He has a martial arts background and has worked with elite track and field athletes at York University and he is really super nice. I felt totally comfortable with him So the bad news is that I found out that my body is made up of 51% FAT. I really wasn't too fazed by this comment however, I knew that it was going to be bad and that these numbers are just a gage so that later on I will be able to see how far I have come.

He calculated that it will take 2 years to lose 100 lbs and get to the fitness level that I want, 3x a week of personal training, for 20 mos at a total cost of ............
$14,000.00 (YES that is 14 THOUSAND dollars) I was so shocked I didn't know what to say, so I said, "ummmmm do I have to pay that all up front" lmao. Yeah, so I will take it all one day at a time and see where it leads me.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My first cake

Here is my first creation. Definitely not professional quality, BUT, I think it came out not too bad. I apparently made a boo boo though as I used pure lard in the recipe but was supposed to use vegetable shortening.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Hobby

Tonight I started my introduction to cake decorating class This week I need tons of baking stuff, the need to bake a cake once a week for the next 4 weeks, then cut it in half or three sections, put a filling in, and frost the entire cake, oh plus I have to make a second batch if frosting to pipe out into the decorations that go on top of the cake!!!! This will be fun, and probably hilarious as I have not got a creative bone in my body, although the teacher did say that by the end of the 3rd level of classes (there are 4 levels) we will be able to make a wedding cake. I'll believe that when I see it. haha.

I will bring my camera next week and take some pictures for my blog.