Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and I need to apologize for being so absent! Christmas was super busy and I have come down with a cold that I just can not kick so I haven't been able to be on top of my posts. But I just wanted to share with you my exciting new Christmas gifts! One imp is officially crossed off my wish mom got me the Pink Kitchen Aide! I am so excited about it. I haven't been well enough to bake yet but I am so excited to use it I can hardly stand it! I also got a lot of fun kitchen gadgets from my mother in law which included a variety of salts. I got fleur de sel, black truffle salt and lime salt. I can't wait to use all of them. Take a look for yourself and I will post as soon as I make something from my kitchen aide! And I promise to be more diligent with my posting once I get my health back.

There she is. Isn't she beautiful? I am already thinking
of the many wonderful times we will have together,
all of the wonderful batches of swiss meringue buttercream, cookies, and cupcakes
we will go though...I just can't wait!

Here all the the cooking goodies and gadgets I got. I was really excited
about this rubber whisk that I got because I can use it in my nonstick
pans and it wont scratch the pans!
Isn't it easy to satisfy a baker/cook for Christmas?
I got these napkins in my stocking. I think they are the cutest ever!

I was so excited about this assortment of salt. From left to right:
black truffle salt, fleur de sel, lime fresco salt. I think I can use the
lime salt in so many things next summer and I have wanted fleur de sel for a long time.
If anyone has any ideas on how I could use the black truffle salt I would love to hear them!


  1. You did well, especially with the pink kitchen aid - lucky girl! Black Truffle Salt sounds like somethings you'd put in a bath!

  2. I love your mixer! I have conveniently been borrowing my sister's for the past 8 months, and I can't wait to finally purchase my own :)

  3. such a great Christmas.

    okay, i'm jealous of those salts. they look amazing.

    and you will love that cupcake cookbook! i have it and love it. Make sure you try the Salted Caramel Cupcake it is my fave. Their Red Velvet is dang good and the Malted Chocolate/Whopper ones are worth a try too. :)

    p.s. i just added you to the Utah Cupcake Lovers link list and featured your blog header on my blog.

    take care,