Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Promised Post

As most of you can tell, I've been on a blogging hiatus. I've been reading very few blogs and have kind of dropped off the face of the D-OC planet. In fact, if it weren't for Twitter and Facebook, I'd not know what was going on with anyone in the diabetic community. It's sad, but I just felt like I needed a breather. Not to mention the fact that I had no inspiration to write.

However, (thanks to Twitter) Karen from over at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes were taking about our lack of posting (though she's been way more faithful than me) and challenged each other to post this weekend. She posted Friday, and I am posting today. Right under the wire, but I did it Karen! :)
My lack of posting hasn't been due to anything major, but more little things that kept distracting me. Diabetes has once again taken a smaller role in my life. My health is still good, and I'm still taking care of myself, but I've been concentrating on other areas of my life more lately.

Due to this, and my desire to stay a part of this great community, I am going to take a page out of Allison's book and branch out a little in my blogging. Sometimes it might be about diabetes, but don't be surprised to hear about my hobbies, books, movies, theater, or my cakes.

Tonight, at the request of Karen, I am going to post a few pictures of some of the cakes I've made recently. A total addiction of a hobby that I have. I love it. I'm not nearly as good as I'd like to be, but they say practice makes perfect. So, practice I do. My co-workers love it. :)

So, without further ado, here are some of my cakes:

Beach themed cupcakes. Little beach towels and sunglasses and cute little paper umbrellas. Since I didn't get to take a trip to the beach this year, I made up for it w/ this.

These to were for the dedication of a Catholic Church in my town. For years, they had met in the basement of a Presbyterian church and they finally got their own building earlier this year. So it was pretty special. However, these cakes were HUGE! And my lovely friend "D" helped me out. My original plan was to make a 3-D church out of Royal icing (which dried hard). It started well. But the latter part of the week, it got really humid here in Tennessee and the last pieces never did dry correctly. They just broke to pieces. Thankfully "D" occasionally does cake stuff too, and helped me out by making the Bible, the cross, and the lilies. I just put the bookmark on the Bible, put the lilies together, and put the cloth on the cross. She totally saved me. Love you "D"!


Karen said...

See, it's not so hard to get back to posting, is it? And I'm happy to read about non-D stuff in your life too. I'm sure I'm not the only one!

Thanks for posting the cakes / cupcakes. You do such beautiful work.

Keith said...

Always good to hear from a fellow TN PWD. Your cakes a beautiful, love seeing the ones you've posted on facebook too, real works of art.

I too have been taking a blogging hiatus. The bug is starting to get to me again, but haven't done anything about it yet. Will hopefully do something shortly.

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Hey, girl, there you are--good to see you again! LOVE the beach cupcakes!

I understand what you mean about blogging...I'm in the same boat. Need to think about how to go forward with it. Take care and I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Cara - your cakes are amazing!

And as far as blogging - I say blog when you can AND when you feel like it!

That being said - I AM glad to see you posting. :-)