Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jim Henson's Fantastic World At the Museum of Science and Industry

After last year's work on the White House, we've been asked again by the Museum to create some cupcakes(600) to celebrate and commemorate Jijm Henson's 74th birthday in conjunction with the opening of the  Smithsonian exhibit of his work at the Museum of Science and Industry.  I, with the help of several students created 13 muppet characters out of marzipan, rum balls (without the rum), royal icing, buttercream,  and pastillage .  Kermit, Miss Piggy, Elmo, Oscar, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Beaker, Rawlf, Big Bird, Dr Honeydew, Grover, the Swedish Chef all shared equal billing at the event.  Mrs Jane Henson, Bonnie Erickson, ArthurNevelle (?), some directors from the Smithsonian, the president of the MSI and Chef Santicola, ChefCorrado, Karine Slyman, John Montanile and Tom Beckman were also present.  Many studentds came to repesent the school and hand out free cupcakes to the children present.

Pumpkin Harvest

I have never grown a pumpkin ever,and one day, while inspecting the garden, I was surprised by one almost ripe pumpkin..We harvested a few days ago...there is another one though, but it is on the other side of the fence...we will have to get 2 ladders to climb to the other side of  fenced but otherwise vacant lot.  What a waste...this lot sits empty and overgrown and it is so easy to plant vegetables that can be donated to the food pantry