It's been a busy and truffle-ly week for me
I haven't accepted cake orders this week as I'd probably pass out at the thought of feeling obligated to create a masterpiece! *laughs* I've been extremely busy with assignments + exam preparation at uni and coordinating other matters such as basic household cleaning/cooking has been extremely difficult.
After a satisfying Chinese dinner the other night; we were all given a fortune cookie each. I broke mine open and raised an eyebrow as I read what it had to say; ...I don't remember its exact words...but it was a proverb along the lines of "Time is too precious to be used on chasing materialistic/monetary satisfaction"... coincidence? I think not! Haha.
I'm not too superstitious, especially with "badly-written-cookie-fortunes"...but I guess it made sense. I took it's advice and have been going slow on the "making money" and working lots on my degree at Uni this week. I know it'll be worth my time in the end. I've been making tim-tam truffle bouquet orders for the cafe down the street. They love what I've done and seem to think it's a great "gift" idea. After lots of practice with a heap load of truffles, I'm beginning to snap them up in minutes! It's a good way for me to relax and savor the smell of quality couverture after a long days work of research and typing.
I covered them in Lindt...dark and white. Swiggles of chocolate design...popped in some strawberries, marshmallows, chocolate sticks, sparkles, sugar flowers, nuts, sprinkles, cocoa powder, curly ribbons... etc. etc. shaped them up with some ribbon+foam, worked my magic and bundled them together! I'm glad I took that flower arrangement class a few months back.
Here's a few pictures of the many many truffles I've made throughout the week for chocoholics/tim-tam addicts to have an oogle!*wipe that drool off your face! hehe