One of my sunflower cupcakes...
Since I've started blogging I have mentioned that I have been teaching a cupcake decorating class at nights at my old high school's adult education program. I've taught for three semesters in a row and it has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. Decorating cupcakes is one of my bigger hobbies and it really has become a big part of my life. Today I got a letter I was really upset to get. What would have been my spring semester class to teach is not going to be running due to insufficient enrollment. There was only two people signed up and I needed at least 5 for it to run. I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't bummed out. It used to be a nice relaxing outlet for 8 awesome Wednesday nights and I was all ready to rock out with my new KitchenAid. Le sigh...
On a positive note...The administration promised they wouldn't forget about me and my little class, so they assured me they would ask me to teach in the Fall. My mom was upset too, because it was her class before me, but there is more light at the end of the tunnel. My Mom and I have decided that every two or three weeks we are just going to bake cupcakes together and try to advance my techniques and my skills for the next semester. Maybe even use fondant!! Also I can share with all of you my progress. Also the Cake Boss, famous "Buddy" just opened up another bakery near my job and I'm going to see if I can take a class or two if he is offering to learn yet more skills. I maybe out of the game for a little while, but I will NOT GIVE UP!!! I love cupcake decorating WAYY too much!
I wish I could go on a Retail Therapy Trip to feel better, but alas I'm still budgeting, happily though! I have continued putting aside at least $25 per month for my 2013 Christmas budget and already have saved $60 towards it. This is money I cannot touch unless it is for Christmas presents. I refuse to scramble in December for extra cash again!
But...If I was to go on a retail therapy binge I would want the following items!
My Wish List
1. Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake Kindle case - $15.95
(Shh...I would use it for my Nook)
2. Handpainted Florie Measuring Spoons - Anthropologie - $18
3. Ceramic Bowl in Black and White Hearts - RossLab - $28
4. Tiger Animal Pillow, Organic, Screen printed, Jungle Decor - Sass & Peril - $40
5. 3-Pieces Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters - Crate & Barrel - On Sale - $2.50
I picked up the bear from my last wish list...I think I'm going to pick up the heart cookie cutters tomorrow. They are only $2.50 and completely within my Fun Miscellaneous Purchases Budget. When I do wish lists I think I'm going to always try to get the items under $50 just in case something grabs someone else's eye too! =)
I hope you all are having a goodnight! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!!! Whew!