Friday, August 19, 2011

I SHOULD Have . . .


It's that one four-letter word that keeps giving me problems. But I can't seem to help it. I have a fault--maybe even a double-fault:

F. O. O. D.

That's why is such a problem in my house. Yep, you guessed it. That's the one day of the week when all I can think about is yummilicious goodness. So once again this is another


Can I help it if I love to bake? I guess the real problem is that I love to eat. Plus, like I said, it's FRYday! Which always makes me think of crunchy, crispy, deep-fried food.

And I've never been one to urges. So, I asked myself, why not make a few fondant flowers and create a flowerful feeding frenzy to start the weekend? . .

That's what I was thinking when I should have been at Pilates doing my hundreds.

I tried to distract myself by thinking of fields of beautiful aromatic flowers...

but then they were . . . Fondant flowers. . .

That's why I played hookey from my fitness class. I know I should have been working out but I never said I was perfect.

So, instead of doing what I should have done, which I'll probably regret at my Weight Watchers weigh-in this weekend, I sat down at the table and pulled out my dough.

And, I should have felt guilty but I guess I never do what I should. Instead I was doing what Mom used to tell me NOT to do--I was playing with my food again.

And, it was like turning back the clock four decades and enjoying that old favorite "PlayDoh" again.

I just wish I could eat like I did back then, when I was a kid: without fear. Back then, when I was around eight, nine or ten, I never worried about finding a few extra pounds. Now, there's no need for any games of hide-n-seek. No searching required, I can find those pounds without even looking.

But, I can't help it. I still love to play with my food. And baking makes me feel like a kid again.

And, if you're like me, and you like to bake too here's how I created my very own play...dough play date.

I frosted my cupcakes with my homemade cream cheese frosting (which was designed to be the flavorful glue for my flowers to stay stuck to their cupcake) then I rolled out the fondant and cut or pressed the flowers into a funciful plateful of flowerful food.

How 'bout you, is there anything you've done lately that makes you feel like a kid again?

And, if you're curious about this culinary creation, here's my own recipe for


1/2 package of cream cheese
1 stick of softened butter
1/4 cup of milk
1 2 lb package of powdered sugar

Cream all ingredients slowly, so the powdered sugar doesn't go flying into the air and making a mess you won't want to clean up. After the sugar is incorporated into the dry ingredients, mix until smooth. Now use the frosting like paint and create your own little slice of delicious pie...ces of art.

And have some Yummmilicious goodness - even if you shouldn't!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those look too cute to eat! I do love cream cheese icing...

The Happy Whisk said...

They look so fun. Have you ever made the cream cheese icing with just cream cheese? Works good. But butter is yummy too.

Really can't go wrong either way.

Enjoy your weekend. Happy Eating!

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks GG!

HW: I've never tried cream cheese frosting without any I've got another thing to try next ;)

The Happy Whisk said...

It's pretty darn good with a little vanilla added or even almond extract.

But butter, very good also.

The Happy Whisk said...

And icing sugar or ... raw sugar processed down to fine.

Happy Weekend :-)

Kim Kasch said...

HW: I may be baking again now with these new tips. I've never used icing sugar or raw sugar for decorating - always powdered. :)


The Happy Whisk said...

I believe icing sugar is the same as powdered sugar. I like raw sugar for icing but it's more grainy so I toss it in the processor real quick.

Just got back from the market. So many fun ingredients.

inluvwithwords said...

Beautiful cupcakes, Kim! My latest weakness is Rice Krispies Treats. My family is divided; two who like the original recipe and two who like them with peanut butter added in. (I am one of the peanut butter lovers.) And since I am the one making them, we've had batch after batch of yummy, peanut buttery Rice Krispies Treats lately. My husband requested a batch made with Cocoa Krispies (bleh) They will be sitting around for days. He's the only one that likes them.