I did finally get the cake to work and it looks really good, so my emotions went back up.
Then I got an e-mail, that brought me back down. I was hoping to announce to you this week that a video that I was asked to film for the Rachel Ray Show was going to air soon, but found out that it wont air at all until possibly next Thanksgiving. Their schedule is too full. Big bummer.
All of these things were nothing compared to the emotional roller coaster I was on trying to get tickets to The Food Blog Forum, which is a blog conference at Disney World. Thousands of bloggers were competing for 100 tickets because for $350 a family of four could stay in the Grand Floridian Hotel for three nights, have park hopper passes for the Disney parks, and one pass to the conference. One night in the Grand Floridian costs $600. So, this was a crazy good deal.
They sold tickets in three batches, the first day, I didn’t get one, I was so sad. My husband and I had spent hours planning our trip and we were both really looking forward to it.
When tickets went on sale the second day, I had three people trying to get tickets. Nope, nothing. Sad again.
So, yesterday about 5 minutes before they went on sale for the third and final time, I took a few deep breaths, and manned my computer. When I clicked to buy a ticket, and I got through, my hands were trembling so badly. I needed to type in my information quickly knowing the ticket could vanish if I didn’t work fast enough. I kept getting error messages, and was losing hope. When the screen popped up and said my order was complete, my heart was pounding. I burst into happy tears.
I feel like Charlie Bucket, getting a golden ticket and the best part is, I’ll be in Disney World with my blogger friend, Jill and Winnie the Pooh on my 50th birthday.
It’s a good thing I like roller coasters, but have to admit this one I was on this week, made me way too queasy. I think I’ll head over to the Peter Pan ride. It’s much more calm.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened slightly
3/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
yellow gel or paste food coloring
Decorations and Candy:
Reese’s Pieces or other small candies (about a cup)
4 ounces yellow confectionery coating (candy melts)
1 batch modeling chocolate colored green (recipe on my Chocolate Making Tips page)
You just want to make sure the cookies are baked through.
Set 8 cookies in the silicone mold. Fill those cookies with candies.
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