The problem with baking
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Is that I ate way too many cupcakes this week. Thing is, I'm a very excellent cook and baker and wanted to start to learn to pipe icing for cupcakes and cakes for special occasions. So I got a piping starter kit and baked up a batch of chocolate cupcakes and practiced with a few tips. A bunch came out silly but I came up with a design that, in the future, I will make with all homemade ingredients and improve with the icing flower.
So in the future these will be a rich chocolate cupcake, topped with a pink tinted vanilla buttercream icing using a #104 tip to make a flower filled in the center with chocolate sprinkles. Made in silver foil cups. I haven't named it yet, but that's my first cupcake. This first experimental round, I ate too many. Next time I'll be sure to bake on a weekday and bring them all into work the next day and get rid of them. It was a lot of fun practicing the piping.
Two days of very bad nights but the third was a solid nights sleep, I took something finally and slept straight through the night. The attacks are happening in my sleep for hours whether life is good or not; so if I have to take something to sleep then I guess that's what I have to do right now. Still learning to accept it. I don't have a grudge against my allergies do I? No, I just take allergy medicine. So why can't I learn to treat the anxiety the same way and not be embarrassed? When I have a relapse and it bothers my sleep, I take something. Logical, positive thinking. I need to sleep. I need sound, restful sleep. Not a nauseous game of panic from 2am to 5am every night. Working out will help my treatment, keeping ahead of things and enjoying work will help, eating well will help, knowing I'm working on fixing it will help. I put out the support net when I woke up Monday in a frenzy of sick. Time to get ready for bed and relax. I plan to have another good night of good sleep. Wish me luck.