06 February 2019

Cookies and Cupcakes and Cake! Oh My!

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's the posting day for the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Click here to learn more and sign up!


Well, another month has gone by and....well, I actually haven't accomplished that much. Last month I was on Chapter 22 of my third draft and this month I'm on (drum roll please).....Chapter 23! Woooo...hoo? At least it's something, right? A few weeks ago I thought I'd finished 23 but decided it needed one more scene to break up all my subplot nonsense. Since this was a brand new scene that I had no idea what to do with when I started, I'm still working on figuring it out.

But since that's pretty much all I've got going on with writing insecurities, I thought I'd tackle the IWSG's option question this month, which is: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?

Writing has always been my thing since I was little, and while I have attempted other outlets throughout my life (there was that guitar I bought but never learned to play), the thing that pops into my mind is BAKING!

I've always liked baking. I took a cake decorating class when I was thirteen, so you'll never ever see me slapping frosting on a cupcake with a butter knife. I like to try new things and pretty much any time my family gets together my niece expects me to bring something (but she doesn't like cheesecake! I can't even...).

But I won't bore you with the details. Here's some pictures to get you drooling instead!

There are cookies...



Brownies...



Cake...


And my specialty...CUPCAKES!




There are a lot of baked goods in Uneven Lines, too, so I guess I merged my creative outlets! Those pink cupcakes where actually inspired by a scene. There's also a scene where one character makes chocolate souffle, which I've never tried (just watched several Youtube videos about making them). I'll let my characters be more adventurous. 

20 comments:

  1. Wow. Those goodies look amazing!! If I could bake and not eat them all... I like food inspired by the books we write.

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  2. Oh, yum! Hmm, maybe I could have dessert for breakfast right about now.... :o

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  3. I would eat...all of that! You are really good with your decorating.

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  4. Wow, I'm so hungry right now. What lovely looking goodies. My neighbor brought over a tub of cooked rhubarb and strawberries, so now I need to figure our how to make a pie. Oh, the pressure. My mom is a genius at pie crusts, but I've never made one. I could buy a pre-made one, but where's the fun in that? I wonder if my grocery store sells lard? But I don't need the calories! Maybe I should just freeze it until I can figure out what to do.

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  5. Mmm, those look so good! Brownies are my favorite, especially a good blondie or a gooey chocolate brownie.

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  6. All your pics make me hungry! I love cooking too...I love the baking but often have to bring treats to work so I don't eat it all!

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  7. Too bad you don't live near me. I'd love to come over and sample some of your treats with a copy of coffee. I'd like to bake more but I live alone and my boyfriend doesn't eat sweets. What's wrong with him? Ha! Ha!

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  8. How wonderfully creative, if hugely dangerous to waistlines! My boyfriend is the baker in our relationship but is more of a breadmaker than a cake & cookie maker for which my scales show gratitude daily :D

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  9. Oh my goodness. You have me hungry for sweets now. lol I admire those who do cake decorating. My sister-in-law does it very well. I try, but I'm mediocre at best. lol

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  10. Those treats look too pretty to eat. I love that you made cupcakes that were inspired by your book. Neither I nor my characters cook. They always have to get someone else to feed them.

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  11. Oh those look good! What do you use to spread frosting then?

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  12. You succeeded in making me drool! Making cookies is a great and very creative endeavor.

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  13. Those look delicious! Great job! :)

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  14. Sorry. Once you mentioned the cheesecake, I couldn't think of anything else. In fact, I'm ready to drive to the store right now and get some.

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  15. Yummmm! Fantastic photos. Happy IWSG Day.

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  16. Oh, those all look so delicious! I'd love to sample all of them :-)

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  17. Yum. Your pictures make me hungry. Congrats on your progress with your wip. Hurray!

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