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Lesson Learned

Day 64: Mix, Mix, Mix!

Mixing it up, yo

Ralph and Carla's Wedding

Advice: Never do a free wedding cake for 400 people. If you have to work on that cake in two different cities, have no idea if you actually have a kitchen to work in, no idea how you are going to decorate it, no idea how you are going to transport it, no idea how to keep it cool, and limited access to the stores that could possible help then just say no. Oh yea, DON’T DO IT FOR FREE.

Gossy and I worked non-stop for a couple of weeks on a wedding cake project for a family friend. It’s been a week since the wedding and we are still trying to recover from the stress.

About 80% of the cake (that’s including frosting) was made in a small home kitchen with the help of a small Kitchen Aid Mixer. It was a four-tiered* chocolate and strawberry cake with basic buttercream frosting** with two extra sheet pans*** just in case. The top of each tier (of each cake) had a border of red swirls. Well, there were light red. The red I had was really horrible so I got a very different color than what I needed. To finish it off, roses were randomly placed over the cake.

For those who have no idea, making wedding cakes is a very stressful business. Even without the craziness that we went through, they are difficult, and require a lot of energy. We can’t even describe how insane we were for those weeks… Let’s just say a few murders were almost committed because of this cake.

Despite all the stress and the crazy, psycho baker who was unleashed against the world, the cake came out fine and extremely delicious! Gossy and I didn’t eat any though. We just couldn’t bring ourselves to eat the object that we’ve worked so hard on. Luckily, we heard non-stop compliments and praise for the cake!! In the end, that what really matters: our ego!

Baker Glossary
* four-tiered: This means there were four layers of cake. The top layer and second from the bottom were strawberry. The bottom layer and second from the top were chocolate.
** basic buttercream: Butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Simple but yummy.
*** sheet pans: Basic square sheet cakes. We decided just to slap them with frosting. They didn’t need to be decorated since they were not on display and only meant for eating.

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Gossamer 365: Days 18 & 19 & Stuff

We’re going to Dallas for the weekend to a Sci-Fi expo! If you would like to follow our adventure, just watch Gossy’s Twitter! That will be the only thing we update while gone.

Now on to the Gossamer 365 pictures!

Day 18: Stars and Peace
Day 18: Stars and Peace

This is the final result of the painting we worked on. The star hand print is mine and the peace hand print belongs to our roommate Sara. Gossy didn’t want to get his hands painted on so he’s print isn’t on there. Sad, I know. Anyways, despite the fact we are horrible artist, we had fun painting. Plus, it’s unique artwork for our apartment!

Day 19: Getting Ready
Day 19: Getting Ready
Well, we are all ready for the trip! Wish us luck~

Toodles for now!

22 Years of Living

Gossy and Gj celebrating my B-Day!

Nothing too special this week… It’s just that I celebrated my 22nd Birthday!! It was a week work of gift giving and I LOVED every moment of it. This also means Gossamer and I have been traveling together for over 10 years now. Isn’t February such an awesome month?

…I wish it was my birthday more often.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary and Welcome Sara and Donald!

Gossy, GJ, and Donald

We have a LOT of updates and exciting news!

First of all, this site is 1 years old! We made our first post February 19, 2008. We are so thankful for all everyone who has read this site and posted some fabulous comments! We are still have many things planned for the years to come. This is still our beginning and hope we will only continue to grow.

Second, we’ve moved! Gossy and I got our very first apartment. In our last post, we mentioned we couldn’t buy anything, and this is why. All our money is going into all the fees and necessities that come along with moving. Since we will be poor for a while, most of our event post will be from free events. Yea, we’re that poor. BUT, good things come of this which leads to my next bit of news:

Welcome Sara and Donald to the Gossamer’s Travels family! Sara and Donald are now officially our roommates. Sara and Donald will be discussing music and events they go to and forget to take Gossy and me to. (Their profiles will be up later.)

If for you follow this site, you may have noticed we changed the title from Gossamer Around the World to Gossamer’s Travels. We did this for two reasons.

1. It’s going to be a LONG time before we can travel the world again.
2. It’s cute and a nice play on the title Gulliver’s Travels.

Well, that’s it for today! Toodles for now everyone!