This weekend in Atlanta was the Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta Bake Sale, the return of Freaknik, the Sweetwater Beer Festival, and a couple of other things as well.
This made it just a tad... traffic-y everywhere!
But it was still a good time. So I had heard there was going to be a bake sale run by food bloggers for charity. I really really wanted to participate but couldn't get into contact with the person in charge until Friday night at 9pm. I was supposed to drop off the goods at 8am in the morning! I considered not doing it, but then I reconsidered that. I figured it'd be a way for me to meet other food bloggers, and have people try some of my stuff.
I stayed up till 1am making Japanese cheesecake mini cakes which I smeared some blueberry jelly on top of. I'm going to have to make those next week to take to StL. I didn't get any photos because, well, it was nighttime so crappy lighting, and also I was stressed. It probably wasn't a good idea to try to make something absolutely new for me. Cheesecake requires a "water bath", which makes it sound so snobby, hah. Each batch also took about 40 minutes and I made 3 batches.. I'll go into it in detail in another post.
I was scared they wouldn't taste good, so I made chocolate macarons as well. Probably the fastest I've ever moved with them. I made a simple chocolate ganache peanut butter filling.
I showed up in the morning to drop off my stuff and it was so nicely set up and pretty. I had pre-packaged my items and they were probably the ugliest of the lot.
Not the typical high-school bake sales I'm used to!
In any case, my family and I stopped by the bake sale a couple of hours later and my chocolate macarons were gone! I still had a few cheesecake bites left though.
We bought a bunch of delicious goods, all in the name of charity of course :)
My favorite chocolatier Maison Robert donated a flourless chocolate cake, and I tried a turtle brownie from Cacao that was seriously heaven. Like, seriously.
Lemon Shots from the bake sale... Surprisingly yummy!
I really liked the small part of town where the Bake Sale was held. I had never been to Cabbagetown Market before! It was so eclectic, and weird, but weirdly awesome. On the walk to the bake sale, I saw this:
I want to sit here and lounge. So cute!
These faces made me think of Hao, or maybe just something she might find amusing... :)
For some reason I wanted to take a picture of this for Zenobia and Hao. Weird.
Then we headed over to the Dogwood Festival. I had never been to the festival before (and I've lived here 15 years, I'm terrible, I know) so I finally went!
The lady on the left was taking a pic of the guy on the blanket, ha
They were making expensive Asian stir-fry!
There was a long line for ribbon fries...
This cute girl scout kept bellowing "RECYCLE" at everyone. I liked her.
Some cool art exhibits!
The giant Powerball guy was hassling another guy in a golf cart...
A whole exhibit on Humpty Dumptys...
This was cool...
Everyone got to paint this :)