Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A few thoughts on Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile

Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You SmileBaking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile by Kim-Joy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is joyful. I am yet to make any of the recipes, but I keep borrowing this as an ebook, and reading it again. There is a halloween cake with meringues as ghosts and some spooky pears. I am sure that everyone needs a space turtle cake in their lives with the incredible colours it provides. There are pages of instructions for some cakes but this seems helpful rather than overwhelming. The recipe I want to make first are the Tangzhong Cat Buns (think a tin of bread rolls that look like sleeping cats), but first I need to add some food dye to my kitchen supplies. The Space Turtle Melonpan Buns also look joyful. Macarons are turned into many animals including cats and koalas. The lemon tarts with meringue cats also look lovely as do the Pigfiteroles in Mud (choux pigs in chocolate).

This would be an interest addition to reading group discussions.

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I am doing this as my #GLAMBlogClub post for January, because I am struggling for humour this year, so I thought this joyful book may help.  With the struggle for humour I have been exploring data instead. The NSW Department of Primary Industries has excellent data on the extent of the drought in NSW, and the Bureau of Meteorology has excellent climate data including for temperature and rainfall. The Fires near me site or app also provides useful data.  Apologies for not providing drought and fire map links for other states, but I am trying to not spend too long on this blog post. If this is all too grim, have a look at the Customer service wolf. 

Make sure you have a look at Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service Birdie stories which are written to help children through stressful events, and can be helpful for others to read as well. You could also contact an organisation like Beyond Blue for help.

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