Social Media Saturday: What Are You Feeding Your Followers?

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

What’s your social media identity? Are you popular on Instagram but not Twitter? Does your Facebook feed look a little hungry?

One way to keep your numbers up across the board is to maintain consistency.

WHO you are is as important as WHERE you are, and these are both as important HOW OFTEN you make your presence known.

I’ve seen people have a different user name for each platform they use. That’s not a good idea, unless you’re creating multiple personalities. You want your followers to be able to find you easily, like the neon … read the rest. . .

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Certificate of Completion: Wilton Basic Cake Decorating Course

Well, we did it. We finished our Wilton Cake Decorating Course. As has been the standard for the last four weeks, Dot’s cake, well, took the cake. She always has the other students and the instructor oohing and ahhing over her gifted artistry.

In the four-week course, we learned

How to properly bake a cake and how to level a cake

How to fill cupcakes and how to fill a layer cake

How to make out own icing in stiff, medium, and thin consistencies and when to use each one. We learned how to color icing

How to ice a … read the rest. . .

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Cake Decorating Class

As some of you know, Dot and I are in the middle of the Wilton Cake Decorating Basics Class.

Last week we learned how to level a cake, and how to cut, fill, and frost it.

You’ll recall that for as much as I love being in the kitchen, I’d never baked a cake until a few months ago. It turned out all right for my first attempt.

This week, our homework was to bake and ice a cake before coming to class. My first two cake attempts failed miserably. I neglected to let the first cake cool before trying … read the rest. . .

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Filigree Frosting

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I finished reading the Book of Exodus today. I lost count of how many times I read the phrase, “it was done just as the LORD commanded Moses”, or a close semblance.

What really stood out to me was that the LORD ordered Moses to lead the people, to construct the Tabernacle, and to even decorate the Priest’s outfits with filigree surrounding the engraved stones. God commanded Moses and the people to add filigrees, not just hooks. Hooks and clasps would have fastened the ephod to the breastplate to the shoulders just fine. But God … read the rest. . .

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