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This months Daring Baker’s Challenge was to make a jaconde imprime.  Don’t know what that is?  I had no idea either.  And you’re going to have to wait a couple days to find out, because I have no time to blog about it right now.  I had an audition yesterday for a TV show that tapes in Arizona called Lucky Break.  It’s just a singing competition, but I got selected to be on it TONIGHT!  I have to work and somehow find time to prepare for it.  You’ll probably be able to view it on http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLuckyBreakShow , but it won’t be for at least a few days.  I will post my challenge when I have a moment.

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So I think most people who venture over to my blog know that the majority of baking I do is for bands.  I really should start writing that book already.  But until then, I’ll fill you in blog-style.

My friend Jessica and I flew over to LA yesterday to see the Script perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live followed by a mini-concert.  I figured my chances of getting cookies to them in this sort of setting was pretty good, so I made the high-end cookies.  That’s not to put my other cookies down.  But if I’m not sure I’ll even get cookies to a band, I’ll make ones that don’t require as much effort.  For example, baking cookies for John Mayer.  I still need to get some to him one of these days.

The high-end cookies would be decorated sugar cookies and fortune cookies since both of those are a bitch to make.  Neither is really all that difficult, but they’re time consuming.  I didn’t have time to do both kinds, so I made sugar cookie guitars (my signature cookie), sugar cookie naughty/nice conversation hearts (since Valentine’s Day is approaching), and white chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies.

The total amount of time I spent on these cookies was about 10 hours.  Fortunately, Jessica helped for a couple hours and my friend Lindsey also put in a couple hours.  Had they not assisted, it would have taken me at least two hours longer.

The sugar cookie guitars are my favorite because they’re pretty detailed.  “Stringing” them is the most difficult and lengthy part since I hand draw them on with food color.  I must find an easier way to do that some time.

We got to the Jimmy Kimmel studio around 3pm yesterday and hung out in the back.  Having seen the Script a few times, I was able to drop off the box of goodies with a crew member.  Then I saw an important looking person and asked if he works for Kimmel.  I entrusted him with the small box of cookies for Jimmy.  Whether he got them or not, I don’t know.  I actually don’t even know if the Script saw their cookies.  We stuck around after the mini concert but didn’t get to say hi to them.

However, I did get to sing a duet with Danny.  Okay, it really was nothing, just him singing “together we cry” and me echoing “cry.”  But he did pick me out at least, so they knew we were there.  Hard to miss us, I was the tall girl, front row center.

Jessica and I were definitely bummed we didn’t get to say hi, but had a little adventure trying to.  Now we’re back in AZ and already planning the next trip to see them.  I daresay it will probably be LA and Las Vegas in May.  We wanted to go on the VH1 Best Cruise Ever since they, along with a bunch of other great bands, will be there, but it’s not in my budget this year.

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