Cake Day

Today is my husband's birthday. A few months ago he had mentioned liking red velvet cake, something I have never even tasted, let alone tried to make, but i decided at that moment that I was going to try to make one. I started searching about a month ago for a good recipe, i found one on allrecipe that had great reviews, and a lot of them. This morning I started working on the cake and icing. I normally just make butter cream icing, but decided to try something new.  I found a recipe that called for regular sugar, milk, flour and vanilla. I was really confused about how it was going to work out and not be grainy, but it did. it was liked a whipped icing, pretty good, light and airy. I made cupcakes and a cake, i tasted a cupcake, it was kinda dry, the cake seemed to be more moist, but still on the dry side. I'll definitely be changing the recipe if I make it again.

I was also asked today to make a cake for my mother in law's party which is tomorrow, her birthday was yesterday. I had a chocolate cake recipe I have been wanting to try, and nothing is better on chocolate cake than peanut butter icing!  I haven't tasted the cake yet, but the icing was delicious. I can't wait to taste it all together tomorrow!

I'm far from making cakes with cake delivery nationwide, but I'm excited to try some new recipes and make some cakes for things other than my families parties. 

job hunt?

My husband and I are getting serious about our debt. finally. One of our talks that we've been having recently has been on the topic of me getting a evening/weekend job. It's something my husband doesn't want to happen, but I kinda feel like it's the only thing we can do right now. I don't mind getting a job, it might be kind of fun to do something outside of the house. not to mention exhausting. I wouldn't be getting a full time job, or anything that would mean us putting the kids in childcare of any kind. 

I'm thinking about things like being a waitress, the bowling alley here is hiring someone to work the snack bar. that  made me laugh a little. working at a bowling alley might be fun.  I've toyed with the idea of starting my own thing, making and selling cakes. I'm just a little nervous about the starting up part. plus, it wouldn't be regular so it would be hard to really rely on. Knowing we would be using whatever i make towards paying off debt is helpful, but it would take a lot longer. A few years back I had attempted to start a business helping people clean their houses. It never got very far though, not like the house cleaning service cary NC has to offer.  I don't know if I'm not motivated enough, or not pushy enough, or just not a good business lady, either way I'm nervous about the thought of trying to make money by baking cakes.   which is why I am currently kind of on the job hunt.