The best thing in baking for me is the frosting…a.k.a icing :) I simply love them. I remember as a kid when my mom would make Chocolate Cake and her icing was just simply delish! I would have my mom make a second batch for just my add on to the cake for me and my brother. Talk about mem’ries!
Its been awhile since I made cupcakes and I was making it for my friend Siobe for her birthday. As I was making the Chocolate Buttercream, it was a simple recipe which comprises of milk, cocoa, butter and sugar. Although making it was exhausting. I just hate all the mixing until I get the icing consistency, it just takes a lengthy time but it sure is worth the wait :)
Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes for Siobe!
I would describe my 2011 as a roller coaster ride. It has been one hell of a year. A lot of ups and downs. Some endings and of course something about to begin. I have gained and lost in this year but I think this was one year that I started to puzzle my life back together.
There was a lot of pains of the past which I could not let go and was afraid to face. I absolutely thought some things were not conceivable but hey, I suprised myself in some of the things I thought I could not handle. I have loved and lost but it sure was worth the experience.
Life has always been a trial and error. I learned so much this past year. Sometimes its not because you do not care that you do things to find your real answers. I made a lot of tough decisions but I know that I did what I felt was best for me. Its about going back to basics.
I feel I had to to do this to make sure I was putting all the pieces together that broke me.
On my path of searching for my peace of mind I was blessed with so many wonderful people who somehow kept me grounded and sane through my tough times. I can’t help but say thanks
Kay- thanks for everything sweetie, I know we don’t see much but thanks for being the sister I never had that will love me unconditionally :)
Bunny- my dear and sweet friend. My mom! Someone who has the best intentions and always know how to make me smile :)
Chappy- my buddy whom I miss most. Thanks for all the fun :) for being there thru good and bad times
Jay- mahal, you are like the brother I never had. A very dear friend who knows my interest at heart. the one who makes me smile and the thing I love most is that you can share my passion in baking :)
Nelly- my sister who is forever sweet and never fails to make me smile
Jhe- thanks for being around and supportive when needed. thanks for being a shoulder to cry on. miss our bonding moments…
Joey - my dear friend whom I can count on. My reason for meeting great people who are now my dear friends :)
Marik- my dearest friend who helped me through my rough times, thanks for being my shoulder to cry on. You simply are there at the right time when I need it. Thanks for chika moments :)
Herb/Siobe/Fatima/Mark+Steph and Jean (a.k.a. Wednesday Group)- my dear friends who are my source of strength, joy and inspiration :) I am thankful for meeting you guys, its just so much fun to have you guys around. Thanks for being there when things get tough. Thanks for being my support system…
I have no idea if you know how much you mean to me. To me you have completely turned my world upside down. I am not asking for anything yet all I know is just having you near has made me happy. I have mentioned you to a close friend and my friend just brushed me off and said that I should just forget it but all I know is, for me having you a part of my life has made things brighter.
As a hopeless romantic that I am I know that you are my hero. You pulled me out of the rut that I was in and made me start living again. You are my superman…Corny as it may sound only if I had the courage to let you know how I feel I would. Yet I’m ok being this way…loving you in silence.
I felt like writing this because here in my world I can freely let you know what I feel without hesitations. Maybe someday I will have the courage to let you know…For now you are my inspiration.
“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you…. The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.’”