Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I don't have much time to write tonight because I'm finishing up some projects that I was working on during the day... I thought it would be nice to share a photo of one of those projects though.
I did manage to find time to bake cupcakes today, after a full day of shopping and fun with my sister. We found this awesome little cupcake contraption that allows you to separate two different batters in the cupcake liner, allowing you to either combine flavors or colors with ease. I didn't make two different flavors, as I was kind of strapped for time but desperately wanted to bake, but I did make red and blue to test out the device with different colors. It came out pretty well! Actually, my only problem with using this method was the fact that I didn't quite separate the batter in half for the two different colors... There wasn't enough red at the end, so a few cupcakes were a bit more blue than red in the center. Still, for my first try, they came out really well. I didn't get to frost the cupcakes tonight, but I'm going to do that in the morning.
My sister helped me with the baking process, as did the youngest member of the family (Twin B). Unfortunately, Twin A wasn't feeling very well today, so she was asleep by the time we were baking after dinner. We're hoping it was just one of those twenty-four hour stomach bug deals... she kept saying that her belly hurt, but my mom couldn't get her to open her mouth long enough to cooperate with the thermometer, so we don't know if she had a fever or not. I hope she's feeling better tomorrow.
I was actually out with my sister for the majority of the day, which is why we couldn't bake until after dinner. It was fun, but it was amazing how quickly the time passed. I was wishing that I had been able to accomplish just a little more at home today, but at least we took care of things outside of the house. I felt like we were just going nonstop from the time we woke up to the time everyone went to bed... I'm still going and have no idea when I'll be getting to sleep myself. Hopefully not too late, because we have another full day tomorrow for which I need to be up early again. It should be a lot of fun though.
I can't wait to frost the cupcakes tomorrow and share a picture of the finished product... I really wish I had a reason to bake more often. I love baking so much and want to practice more so I can become better at it, but I can't just bake and have a million cupcakes and cookies sitting around the house. I know I have a big family, but there's just not enough people to eat all of the baked goods that I want to try my hand at! I need to look into farmer's markets or bake sale type things around here and see if I could at least sell what I make. I might not make a whole lot, but I'd be willing to just earn back the money I spent on ingredients and it would be great to have a way to get rid of the products that I make. We'll have to see what I come up with.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.