I have been baking since 2009, but i originally started with Pillsbury/Betty Crocker ready-made mix, and although all I did was add water, oil, and eggs- it was AWESOME. So, I decided to take it to the next level by making things up. Next think you know, I’m making red velvet cupcakes, cheesecakes and pecan pies all from scratch. I have to admit, I’m a pretty great baker (it sounds cocky, but that’s because I’m cocky). I usually only have a small sliver from whatever it is I’m baking. I’m not sure why that is, but they say you never enjoy eating what you make because you’ve been through the entire process of actually making it, and something about getting full from the smell of it or some other bullshit like that.
I like baking mostly because it relieves my super stressful life of doing nothing all day, and I enjoy watching other people eat (and enjoy) something that I’ve made, and then go back for seconds! It makes me feel appreciated, generous, and SKINNY–because I don’t eat that crap hah. Over the past few years, I’ve accumulated dozens upon dozens of cookbooks, and look through them whenever I have a spare minute. I fold the pages that I like and then I go back and try to try out as many recipes as I can.
My advice for you if you want to be a great baker is to be fearless and patient. Things might not turn out the way you want them to, but don’t give up just yet. Start with something simple on your first few thousand attempts until you feel like you can master it, then move on to something a little more complicated and complex. Now that I’ve been forced to write daily posts, I will be posting my daily food experiments, which will almost always not be the healthiest-but it also provides a challenge for me to come up with tasty desserts that are low in calories and good for you.
We shall see how that works out for me- until then I bid you adieu my health babies!