Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Even though I passed the Illinois bar exam, my old MPRE score has expired. Soooo... I've got to retake that on November 8th, before I can be admitted up there. The MPRE is no big deal, just a hassle.
Favorite quote from the study materials:
"1. The Lawyer Must Avoid Disruption
Example: Engaging in a fist fight with your adversary may be cathartic but is a violation of the MRPC."
Are you serious?? Because I thought that was okay. How else are lawyers supposed to solve problems if we can't use our fists??
at 11:47 AM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'm in a state of total shock. I passed the Illinois bar exam!!! 12 hellish days of rollercoaster, but I squeaked through - even studying the wrong subjects! The rumor must be true about passing all the out-of-state licensed attorneys, huh!
Anyhow... time to start looking for Chicago tax jobs - help a sistah out!
p.s. - there was a cake this week; will post after company has left town.
at 10:37 AM
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I played with fondant today. Man... that stuff will take some getting used to! When I took it out of the fridge it was a total brick. I put it in the microwave for 10 seconds... no noticeable difference, so I put it back in for 10 more. Still no difference, but I figured I could just get it going with the heat of my hands. I cut it into portions for coloring, and then began kneading.
Mom wanted an autumn themed cake, so we wanted to have the base icing in brown. Despite what the color wheel says: red, yellow, and a little blue, do not make brown.
After adding TONS of orange, they make:
I didn't have a big problem smoothing the fondant onto our layer cake. But there were little bits of powdered sugar in it... it's like I probably should have sifted it onto my kneading area.
After smoothing it on, we added a teal border around the bottom with some acorns and leaves.
Topped it with some more leaves... I wasn't really happy with how it turned out. Our other colors were kind of neon, so I wanted to use them just as accent behind the red leaves. Not the best.
And the top view:
As mom put it, "it was a learning experience."
at 4:35 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today I made marshmallow fondant. SO much fun - and extra tasty (tastier than regular fondant, I've heard - but I haven't tried regular fondant yet). Also, it's really easy and not as messy as people make it out to be. I've also heard that you can make it in a kitchen aid with the dough hook so long as you grease the stainless steel bowl with crisco.
That's the final product wrapped up in plastic wrap. I followed this video to make it. So much fun to squish the marshmallows and knead the fondant.
... I should really be baking bread instead of icing cakes ...
at 9:23 PM