The owners of One Girl Cookies, Dave and Dawn, have been great. They have allowed me to get really hands on this week. So far I've made all sorts of things: pie crust, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, and I whipped up an apple pie from beginning to end.
A little girl who is a regular at the shop always has a piece of apple pie when there's a fresh one on the counter. She came in today and after having her usual piece, she remarked, " the apple pie is particularly good today." (Dave would say that it meant the level of "deliciousity" on my apple pie must have been quite high).
I've found there is a real creative element to baking. You start with a bunch of ingredients that don't make up much by themselves, then when you mix them in a bowl, shape them, and toss them in the oven, they come together to create a tasty goodness.
I spent most of today working on pumpkin cookies. I used a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, used the sheeter to make use of the extra dough. When they came out of the oven, I spread the orange icing sugar on top. Here is a video clip of the song I created while icing away: