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Apron Porn!

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Bitten by the baking bug--that's me. You may have noticed my previous posts on my baking baby steps. Right now, I'm mostly using boxed cake mixes, but I do eventually want to bake from scratch. I understand that when you want to be really good at something, you have to learn the nitty-gritty basics. I imagine instant cake mixes must offend the Gods of Cookery, but I must start somewhere easy. I would eventually want to make ube (purple yam) cake from scratch, because it's a favorite flavor for Filipinos.

At this stage, I'm more interested in decorating cakes with icing. So interested I am that I enrolled in a Wilton Basic Cake Decorating course next month at our local Michael's Store. It'll be every Monday in March for two hour sessions. The first class will be about decorating cookies. Ultimately, I want to be flawless with fondant...but that would be another Wilton course. Or perhaps I can learn it on my own!

With the baking bug comes this aching for aprons which I sought to satiate with Ebay. I was seduced by the vintage ones--the ones not available in department stores. An apron is an important kitchen apparel which when worn should inspire you to create something delicious!

So my apron loot consists of these: an authentic Strawberry Shortcake (in pristine condition, hard to believe it's vintage)--because I'm a sucker for Strawberry Shortcake; a set of Hawaiian fish half apron wih matching fish-shaped potholders (vintage but unused in original packaging, made in Honolulu); a quilted Holly Hobbie Christmas half apron, also vintage; and last, a more recent Giada De Laurentiis for Target full-sized apron, because when I first saw her cooking line at Target, I wasn't crazy about baking or aprons yet.

My baked goodies will be in direct contrast to thermogenic fat burners, but I'm glad I have these lovely aprons to keep me inspired to bake!

Are you obsessed with something right now that inspires you?

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prinsesamusang said...

i envy you so much! i want to bake too for a long time now but have not gotten started yet! good luck!

Sidney said...

Yes, right now I am obsessed with your cupcakes ! ;-)

kayni said...

i like that apron...very cute. like you, i'd love to be able to bake from scratch. last weekend, i bought my first hand mixer. hopefully, i'll do something with it...soon.

Photo Cache said...

a must have for bakers. i picked up an apron in malta just because on the front is the recipe and cooking instructions for its traditional rabbit stew :)

Bubbles said...

Thats a really cute set :D

It is great to cook from scratch as you have different smells and flavours but the best thing about packet mixes is that if it goes wrong it still tastes good.

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