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This weeks Saturday Spotlight iscupcakerehab.com Please don't go to Marillas site hungry because you will want to eat everything on her page.
I'm not a person who bakes a lot, but Marilla inspired me to start cooking at home more. She puts everything into her baking and it shows in her photos, dishes and site. Not only is she an awesome baker but she's an awesome person and funny! Here is a little information about how Marilla got into baking, taken from cupcakerehab.
I’ve always baked. Every single holiday since I was a kid I helped my mother make our traditional desserts and cookies, and I’ve always loved it. I just never really had the time or motivation to do it often, or at least I thought I didn’t. Plus, my idea of baking when I was in my late teens or early twenties was a box of Betty Crocker cake mix & some too-sweet canned frosting. But when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, I started to cook and make dinner almost every single night to pick up the slack for her, so a foray into baking wasn’t too far off. Once I started I couldn’t stop. I found it amazingly relaxing, it’s methodical and very measured; unlike art which can be overly passionate, free-form, dramatic and frustrating. Art is not a hobby, folks. Crafting is a hobby. Art is a full-time job. Art is passionate, frustrating, and tedious at times. It is not something you do “for fun.” Anyway, I knew how to cook and bake my whole life- it was always in there. I just never really had the frame of mind to do it at this scale before… or the time, like I said. After high school, I went to F.I.T. and then worked full-time intermittently, then went back to college full-time, then worked full-time again and between that and family obligations, social calendar, homework, etc, I didn’t really think about it. I kinda thought that women who did that kind of thing were stuck in a bizarro June Cleaver nightmare. I wanted to be in Manhattan until all hours of the night. But once I got started, I realized it’s a perfect outlet for me. It relaxes me, it helps take my mind off things, and its creative enough that I don’t feel repressed. When I feel creatively repressed, I go into homicidal rages. Haha, not really. But seriously, I learned a lot about not only myself, but life… and I’m so much happier. No nightmares here.
You can read a lot more about her site here If you ever want to get into baking or just drool over marillas pics, I suggest checking out her site. She also has a FB a store She is also part of an organization calledMake Poverty History So yes she is awesome!
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