It's been a hard few weeks in the Generally Gemma house hold. I am really struggling with my job and the stress that it entails, I've never worked at anything quite like it. My normal way of dealing with issues of that nature is to eat and more importantly baking.
I find the rhythmic qualities of weighing, beating, spooning relaxing and requiring just enough concentration so that my mind doesn't drift back to work issues again. But of course being on the diet means that baking has to be in short supply at my house.
Fortunately for me though there have been a couple of birthdays recently which demanded cupcakes! G's brother was 31 and requested chocolate cakes with blue icing, because of course he is a boy.
For my friend who attends slimming group with me though I went with something a bit more grown up, well sprinkles don't count! I've always fancied the idea of trying red velvet cupcakes so went with those and BOY were they good! Moist, just a hint of chocolate and light as a feather. But the colour! Oh my word the colour!
There are no words to describe quite how red these things are! G very very nearly refused to put one in his mouth! He did in the end though, I mean who turns down cake!
Obviously though I can't bake every time work gets too much for me so what do you people do? How do you mange to switch off at the end of the day?