Bake it pretty.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Am I the last person on the interweb to stumble upon this beyond cute baking supply store? Probably. That doesn't surprise me. I don't spend a lot of time exploring online. Usually I get on, do what I came to do, blogger, flickr, twitter... and move out. Yesterday though, I spent a good amount of time browsing and looking up information on making chocolate. Since my recent (self so far) diagnosis in the land of tummy troubles, my diet has done a near 180 (and did I mention I lost 10 lbs?). Things that I couldn't eat before, I can eat again. Some things anyways. One thing that has to go though, is sugar. Do you know how hard it is to find a chocolate bar made with stevia? Yeah, that's because it doesn't exist, haha.

Oh man, how awesome would it be to make chocolate bars with a bicycle mold?? Its not that I can't eat sugar, because I can, I just feel like total crap after I do. So moderation is key. But when it comes to moderating chocolate, FAIL. I'm doing good with everything else. Often eating with my 2 year olds utensils to slow down the consumption, dishing up half servings or smaller, chewing until I can't even taste whats in my mouth anymore. And its working. I feel fantastic. I haven't gotten sick in days. My clothes all fit looser. I actually smile. But put a bar of chocolate in front of me, and all bets are off.

I used to want to be a professional baker. Cute aprons, high heels, pastel cake plates, the works. All of those dreams crashed when my food allergies developed. You try baking a gluten free, soy free, corn free, potato free, sugar free, gum free, vegan cake, and tell me how it turns out. Disaster. And now I come to find out that they were never food allergies at all? It was all because one of my organs has failed? You've got to be kidding me. Dreams, here I come. Bake It Pretty, lets dance.


Amanda April 15, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

LOVE Bakeitpretty - though I only stumbled upon them as an Etsy shop:

Oh I wish I had an extra couple hundred to spend in this shop...

Art Kitten April 15, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

really cute items! So you have a failed organ!?? Please explain :)

Marilyn April 15, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

Oh yeah, Bake It Pretty is Amanda's shop from she has such cute stuff!

Christopher And Tia April 15, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

See, I'm totally the last one to know about this, haha.

Art Kitten, failed organ = my gallbladder is sick/dead.

miettelove April 15, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

I used to be a professional pastry maker until I had my son. Don't worry, you're not missing out on to much. I worked 60 plus hours a week, rarely took lunch breaks, had to do about an 1.5hrs worth of cleaning (including scrubbing a freezer floor)once I finished my pastries so I ended up soaked at the end of my shift. And the only color apron I could wear was the black ones they provided.
That said, I still would easily do it all again, but I am enjoying being a mommy and doing the Etsy thing much more! :)

Ms. Jessie April 15, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

you dont need a gallbladder Tia. Join the ranks of those who dont have one. Mom and me! They took mine out because of some huge gall stones, that and I would just keep producing them. The worst part of the whole operation was that I went 48+ hours because of how everything went. Er visit and then the removal of the gall stones and then the removal of the gall bladder. anyways. You are awesome!!!

Christopher And Tia April 15, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

Yeah I know I don't need it. Everyone in my family has had thiers removed. Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Cousins, everyone, haha. But my problem is, mine is diseased, and its still in me. Taking it out might not solve the problem either :(

Head Bitch in Charge April 15, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

Oh my goodness. I'm glad you know finally what's been ailing you but geez...I hope it all works out!

Those cupcake frosting tips are so damned adorable I might have to take up baking!

Needs Coffee To Live April 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

I'm just happy to hear that you can eat things again!! WOOT!!!

Oh, and I LOVE those cupcake papers!

Jessica Marie April 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM  

i absolutely love bake it pretty


Hybrid Hopes April 22, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

damn it all to hell. i am in love with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff on bake it pretty now. thank you, tia :/

yeah, you were not the last person on the interwebs to discover that.

back to the site to drool on stuff.

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