I haven’t posted since September. You may be thinking that’s not…out of the ordinary for THIS blogger! But it is a little bit. My blog underwent reconstruction! In case you didn’t already notice. So I shut it down…longer than even the government was shut down!! (Yeah, I have to make up for lost time with my jokes.) But thanks to Natalie as usual/of course/forever, my blog looks so beautiful and I love it! Anyhow, also since September, Natalie and her husband visited us for a week so Natalie could do all the things she needed to do for The Famine Game (she worked behind the scenes and on-the-scene). We made different flavored chocolates for one puzzle — I think we ended up making about 1500(!!!) Whew. I forgot to take pictures of all of that, but the smells will stick in my mind forever. After that, there were baby showers, housewarmings, a visit to Charlottesville to go apple-picking and wine tasting on Carter Mountain (which I had managed never to do during my four years of study there — at UVA, not Carter Mountain), a wedding, a trip to Europe, four Thanksgivings, the holidays, and so much more. I also entered my “late twenties”. But enough about that…
Two good friends of mine (we met in high school) got married in late October right before I left for Europe. Luckily, they planned their big wedding party for a few weeks later, so I was able to attend and make a fun dessert for it. Cake pops, I thought! For my friends on this special occasion, I could endure the tediousness of making them!
I chose funfetti because that’s the husband’s favorite type of cake. And I used a mix because that’s my favorite type of cake (not really).
I definitely got a lot better at the process, but it was still slow because I would dip about 5 at a time. But all’s well that ends well. I think they were a nice welcome surprise and were enjoyed by many. Hooray! Happy marriage!