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Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 9:04 PM
I'm baaaack

If you thought I ran off and started culinary school, I'm sorry to disappoint you [okay and me too, but isn't it pretty to think so? ...Hemingway? anyone? Bueller?]. Just because I'm not off chasing one dream, doesn't mean I'm not working on another. I assure you, exciting things are afoot in the life of Ms. Kelly Cakes. For one, I've finally moved to Philly, so this whole "let-me-tell-you-what-Philly's-got-to-eat-besides-cheesesteak" thing can actually happen more frequently. Oddly enough, now that I'm here and eating in restaurants, I don't really want to write about it. I have a new friend who used to do it for a living and he knows the inner workings and history of the food scene here that I could never do it justice. So, I guess that's all to say that this blog is in flux and will most likely evolve into something truer to my experience with food and how it shapes my life [yes, it's gotten to be that serious]. Stay tuned.

So in addition to graduating from grad school while working full time planning and organizing a bridging program for 120+ students, job hunting, interviewing, apartment searching, packing my entire life up by myself, and moving to the city, I was baking. Dear readers, I would be lying to you if I said it wasn't the only thing keeping me sane. Not knowing whether I'd be homeless in a week or having to move my life (not to mention the contents of my baking closets [and yes, that's plural]) four hours away was daunting. The thought of not finding a job once my temporary position ended gave me a fair share of anxiety attacks, especially when I knew that Sallie Mae would come a-calling in a few months, palms extended and that greedy look in her eye...

So, I baked.





And I ate...



There were good cupcakes...

...bad cupcakes...

...and free [good] cupcakes.

Now that summer has come and gone, I'm excited to be settling into my new job, my new apartment, my new church and my new city. I'm thankful for all of the change thus far, but happy to have time return to blogging and food photography. Maybe now that I've cancelled my cable, I can finally get to unpacking those last few boxes so I can really give all this food stuff (the baking, the blog, the food styling/photography, even the food memoirs I got 3/4 through and never finished) the attention it deserves. Stay with me, friends. I have a feeling amazing things are yet to come...

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Your photos are beautiful. I need to learn.

By Blogger EmKiller, at September 28, 2011 at 5:32 AM  

Firstly, the Hemingway line is obvs at the end of The Sun Also Rises :)

Secondly, these pictures are FAB. And drool-inducing. And I still owe you $10 for the treats!!!

By Blogger Jess, at October 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM  

Your cupcakes look awesome! Especially the 'sea' ones with the shells and sand :D I am incredibly jealous of your photography skills, mines never come out looking as professional as yours so well done :D

By Blogger Ellen's Cakes, at April 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM  

Hey Ellen's Cakes! Thanks for stopping in! I've moved on over to kellybakes.com. Check out my new blog and see what I'm up to! There's even a contest going on :)

By Blogger kelly, at April 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM  

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about me.

i'm kelly.
26 year old stressbaker.
about-to-graduate grad school.
new england transplant.
eating through philly & the burbs.
baking my way into the hearts of friends.
way more than cheesesteak

think Philly's only got cheesesteak? think again!