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So yesterday I made a double batch of cake pops (about five dozen) and a quadruple batch of brownies, and packed them up ready to take to the school this morning. In retrospect, with that many cake pops, I probably should have made them upside-down on purpose – flattened the top, so that they would be more stable on a tray for transport. I had to drive them in because it’s raining here in Brooklyn, and they slid around quite a bit in the car, and by the time I got to the school four or five had cracked. Not a big deal, but still annoying after making them look so pretty.
Hopefully that won’t happen again though. Last night I ordered several wooden cake pop stands, and they should be here in a few weeks!
Also, if you haven’t been following along with ONE’s 12 Days of Change campaign, you should catch up (it’s why I was making the baked goods for the school). Today is day five. The four posts that have gone up already are:
These are “actions” that you can take each day for twelve days to help ONE.org further their goals of helping people. And you’ll feel good about doing something that doesn’t involve writing a check.
After I hit “publish” on this I’m jumping into the shower and then back into the car to go to BJ’s Warehouse, to an event that I’m guessing will be about holiday shopping. BJ’s is one of my favorite stores in the world. Why? Because I have a deep need not to run out of things. I don’t know why. So being able to buy a 112-pack of anything makes me happy.
I’ve been a BJ’s member since we moved to Brooklyn almost ten years ago, but today I’m going to a newer location in Queens. Should be fun – I’m leaving time at the end to pick up some gifts for the kids’ teachers. BJ’s is great for that. I might also pick up some guacamole. I can’t remember the brand name, but BJ’s has the only packaged guacamole I’ve ever liked, and I’m very picky about guac.
When I get home I’m hoping to find the time to put together two posts. First, I still haven’t posted about our Thanksgiving! I mean, when it starts with your mother doing an autopsy on the turkey’s organs, how can you not post about it?
Second, I made some videos while I was making the cake pops yesterday, so I want to edit those together and get them posted. Cake pops are so much fun to make, and they’re really easy to make reasonably cute, but I feel like I still need a lot of practice to get them looking really great. My chocolate doesn’t always look smooth. Coating them in non-pareils helps a lot, but I don’t really like that much crunch on them, so that’s a crutch I don’t want to use all the time.
Hope you enjoy your day, and hope I work a nap into mine!
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