I am a professional cake decorator and love to read about new recipes and techniques! I have three children and a DH who love my edible creations! I suppose my true love of baking forces me to balance things when cooking "real food" as I tend to go out of my way to create and convert yummy meals to "healthy"(lo-fat) versions.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make all sweets and baked goods...especially the labor intensive types that my grandmother and great aunts make (i.e. I make my own phyllo dough and stretch it paper thin when making streudels).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have no real traditions as I am always trying new things to impress!
My cooking triumphs
Any tiered or 3-D sculpted cake...especially ones that are "interactive" (a huge fire station with towers that had dry ice "smoke" billowing out or a
3-D police car what was wired to have working lights and siren).