Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Daring Bakers

Strawberry Mirror Cake--July 2007

So it's time I do this for good--I need to resign from the group. I haven't been the best of posters, constantly too busy, too many emergencies, not enough money, and this month is a testament to that. I literally don't have the money to make the cake this month--I spent my last $4 on a big bunch of beans a giant zucchini at the Farmer's Market--I'm working a 50 hour week while still in class (which is creative writing, so there's a lot outside of class to do in addition to the 7 hours every week I have to be outside of my apartment). Anyway, all excuses aside, I need to quit.

Cheesecake Pops--April 2008

It's been a lovely year (this would have been my 1st Daring Bakeversery) and I've truly enjoyed the challenges. The sticky buns were out of this world! The crepe cake was fucking fantastic! The cheesecake pops were uber yum! But sometimes I just need to let something go.

Sticky Buns--September 2007

Don't forget to check out the blogroll to read all about this month's challenge. The Filbert Gateaus with Praline Buttercream look amazing. Everyone rose to the recipe. And I'm going back to working and writing and cooking (and playing with my cats!). Have a beautiful Wednesday and I'll be back Friday with a real recipe!

14 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Aww, I'm sorry to see you leave the Daring Bakers; but hey, I commend you for even joining in the first place - I'm too afraid to do so, haha ;0)

Courtney said...

Sorry to see you go. I feel you the cost is adding up. good luck with school and your work.

DaviMack said...

Well, you're one of the few who've made it out of my blog-category-ghetto of "Daring Bakers" and into my "Food" section, so I'll be keeping up with you in any event. I'm with you - and Peabody, this month - in that it's just not working any more.

For me it's more about the stuff they're having us make than anything else, rather than about cost ... but, then again, if I can't eat it I won't make it, and that about covers what they've been having us make lately.

See you 'round. Hope school works out.

Shellyfish said...

I totally understand, but you'll be missed - the more vegan Daring Bakers the better...

This was a costly little cake to put together this month.

BitterSweet said...

I'm sad that you won't be joining us anymore, but I completely understand your reasons for pulling out. I'm just glad that you'll continue to blog and share your thoughts regardless.

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm just getting started w/the food blog and now you leave Daring Bakers - really? Say it ain't so - say it ain't so!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Dharm said...

Awww.. sorry to see you go but it was fun while it lasted right? this is my 1st Dariversary too...

Gail said...

It's too bad that people are being priced out of the challenges. I'll happily share my cake with you in cyberspace - belly up to the table and help yourself to big ol' slice :-D

Jenny said...

I'm noticing that the projects are becoming more expensive lately myself.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Sorry you won't be participating anymore, but I certainly understand why :-) I'll still be back to check out what you're up to. And congrats on just shy of one year of DBing! I'll be lucky it I make it that long!

Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

bummerface but sometimes its nice to let things go.

Mihl said...

I am sorry that you have to leave the group but can totally understand. baking can get really expensive. 50 hours per week and school. Wow, I really shouls stop complaining about 20 hours and school. Good luck with everything!

Alisha said...
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jAe said...

that pink cake looks crazy!!!
i really shouldn't be looking at all these gorgeous desserts - i'm on a cleanse this week. sigh.....