Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Moving Week

Talking about busy times is never the same as actually being in the midst of one.

This week is the week that all my family's stuff arrives from it's long journey across the Atlantic, and we actually get to place it in our new apartment. This tends to make my week rather busy.

Not to mention that in Israel, the buyer of an apartment has to take it as is, usually because the real estate market in Israel continues to escalate. This means we have quite a bit of fixing to do before the apartment is livable.

And, the neighbor with 7 kids who I've mentioned before? Well, her oldest son is having his bar mitzva. My freezer has been doing double duty for my stuff and her bar mitzva for about three months now, so this day is rather busy as well.

I have been indulging in one of my favorite activities- cake decorating. For those of you who think the domestic arts are boring, and anyone with half a brain could do it, well, try cake decorating. It is fun, challenging, and looks deceivingly simple. So, for the bar mitzva tonight, I created the centerpiece cake for her.

Here's some pictures:

So, this week is rather busy. But, I have to step back and realize that this is all for simchos! We're moving into a new place- a cause for joy and happiness! My neighbor's simcha is happening, something she's dreamed about for 13 years. And, well, there is nothing better than being busy with simchos!
Now, for some selfish self promotion: If you'd like a specialty cake in Yerushalayim, feel free to email me, at the Kollel Baking Company, through the email address listed on the right. Thanks!


Frayda said...

Mazal tov to your neighbor! Good luck with your busy life. The cake looks great!

Qtap said...

That is a fantastic cake. And I bet it tastes good too, much better than the fancy ones from bakeries.

corner point said...

Wow, talent!

Hm....what don't you do?


CJ Srullowitz said...

Fantastic pics, lulei demistafina! Will you decorate my cake?

nmf #7 said...

Frayda- Thanks.

Qtap- Well, she didn't have any bakery cakes there, so I couldn't compare it specifically, but it was delicious! It's tri-layer inside- white, chocolate, white. :)

Corner Point-Thanks!

Um. Let's see. I can't make ice cream. I know, that's easy. But somehow, every time I try it, it flops. The whites seperate from the yolks, and it doesn't freeze properly.

CJ Srullowitz- If you send it to Yerushalayim, yeah.

corner point said...

Ok, I GOTTA give you the most amazing ice cream recipe now.....like SUPER YUM. Ya like nuts?

itsagift said...

Wow! That cake really is stunning!! I didn't know that you do cake decorating too!! Amazing!!

Lvnsm27 said...

very nice, looks like fun :)

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Mazel Tov to your neighbor on his bar mitzvah.

I'm a little behind here, when you say moving week, do you mean you moved again?

My little brother is actually going to have his bar mitzvah in Israel, Chanukah time, we already booked tickets for a flight. That would be cool if you can make a cake, if you were serious. I'd love to buy one from you.

nmf #7 said...

Corner Point- Sure, I'd love any ice cream recipe- just as long as it's flop-proof!

Itsagift- Small hobby of mine, from when I was younger. Never imagined it would become a business before.

Lvsnm27- Totally was fun!

Jewish Side- Nope, I'm moving for the first time to a new neighborhood.

And yeah, I do cakes as a business. If you decide to order- feel free to email at the address on the right.