Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Hook Brings Me Back

You know that Blues Traveler song? The one that goes, "The heart brings you back" except it's really "The hook brings you back" but everybody thinks it's heart? Yes, you do. Here's a slightly more awesome version than the one you heard on the radio:

I love Blues Traveler. No matter the situation, there's a Blues Traveler song with relevant lyrics. I'll have the line "For every challenge could have paradise behind it" on the wall of the kitchen in the bakery. And that cover album? I mean, come on. That was awesome.

But anyway , back to the hook.

Cake decorating is my hook. I always seem to go back to it.

A lot of bakery stuff happened today. We got a business bank account and a tiny bit of money to go in it. We got bakery insurance (that's a real thing) and negotiated the security system contract. We contracted for phone and internet... and... got a Swiffer. A pretty big day. But at the end of the day, there's really nothing tangible to show for all of that. But there's this:

It's not much to look at, is it? Just a cake. It's a dark chocolate cake filled with caramel and chocolate chips and iced in chocolate buttercream. But not pretty. So I:

Some fluffy icing for the bottom and ganache dripping off the top. This. After a day full of paperwork, this is a fun way to unwind.

More fluffy icing for the top, the birthday girl's name, and some chocolate shavings just because.

This is what you get when you order a birthday cake for a young adult with no theme or color preference. Only that "she likes chocolate".