Earlier this year, we had our townhouse on the market. We have since decided not to sell, but during that time, we packed up our non-essential belongings to declutter the house for showings.
My in-laws graciously agreed to store our stuff in their basement. I’m not sure how, but I convinced myself baking supplies aren’t an essential part of our kitchenware.
I regretted the decision almost immediately.
Turns out, baking is therapeutic for me. When I’ve had a rough day, I want to come home and bake. Maybe it is because I get to eat something sweet when I’m done or maybe it just helps me unwind and be creative in a virtually risk-free environment. Even if I bake something that tastes terrible, my dear sweet husband will eat it and pretend as if it is the best thing he has ever had. (Have I mentioned how great he is lately?!)
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. Our townhouse is no longer for sale and I have my baking stuff back. We’ve been very busy since then, but this weekend I finally had the opportunity to put it to good use.
On Friday, I made chocolate chip espresso cupcakes with cherry filling and cherry buttercream frosting. (Pictured above.) Tonight, I made butterscotch blondie brownies for dessert and served them hot from the oven with vanilla bean ice cream.
I’m looking forward to getting back into making custom cookies for special events for my friends and family. Check out some of my other baking projects in my facebook album.