The Struggle is Real!

Last week we were asked to use a new form of technology for our class assignment where we are teaching ourselves something new! I saw a few of my peers use Animoto! Animoto is a video creating platform that says it is connected to the cloud! which is ideal for someone like me who struggles enough with technology to begin with.

what even is the cloud?

My baking project this week was BROWNIE BATTER COOKIE SANDWICHES! and they were so delicious. I got the recipe from the my Jenna Rae Cakes Cookbook I got at Christmas time. I am truly loving this cookbook. I was never a baker and these recipes are easy to follow and delicious.

I started in the kitchen. Taking photos with my phone at every step! The brownie batter cookie sandwiches are not for the faint of heart. it is a 3 step process and you have to “heat treat” the flour, which I have never heard of or done before. Thankfully that part was super easy.

Baking Tip #6- Heat-treating the flour ensures that the bad bacteria are killed, so that the flour can be used in no bake desserts and more.

The next steps were to edited my photos on the Animoto app, I liked the app because you could add transitions, music and text to your photos! you also had access to how long you want each slide to be shown for.

NOW–> this is where I run into my problems!!! When you create an account it asks you if you want to connect with Facebook, or Google etc. I used my Hotmail account. I am unsure if that is the reason why my video is on my phone, but not in my “video library” when I log onto Animoto on my desktop.

No baking video saved on my desktop 🙁

So, here I am trying to figure out how to display my video on my blog, but it is not in my Animoto site. I was able to save the video from the app to my camera roll. I then uploaded the video to my Facebook. Next I saved the video from Facebook on to my desktop, and the final step was to uploaded it to YouTube. You could say I used a lot of technology for this assignment! A lot more then I intended too!

Here is what the app looks like and the options it gives you for templates.

I am relieved that I was able to share my cookie baking video I created. Check it out!

I like that the app had fun music to choose from.

Thanks for following along on my baking journey! stay tuned to see what “Baking with Shana” has in store for you next week!

Stay Sweet,


Miss Blenkin

9 thoughts on “The Struggle is Real!

  1. Shana,
    Animoto worked so well for you!! Even though you had issues uploading, it was sure worth it! Keep up the good work. Everything you make looks delicious!

    1. Thank you Allysia! Courtney suggested uploaded all the images to my computer to make the presentation on the computer to begin with. I will definietly be doing that next time. I really enjoyed using the free Animoto app.

  2. I loved reading your post! I also used Animoto for my cooking last week and thought it was super easy. Hopefully, you can find a way to get your computer and app to connect so it shows up for future times! I just added the pictures from my phone onto my computer and found it worked quite well that way and then you have a bigger screen for making the videos, especially if you plan to use little video clips in the future, so it might also be something to try. I can’t forget to mention how good the brownie cookies look, I love chocolate so this would definitely be one I would enjoy!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      OH MY GOSH, Yes uploading them to my computer then creating would have been so much smarter/easier. I thought it would of synced from my phone to computer because it said it was connected with the “cloud”. Thank you for sharing that. I did really love how it made the slide show, so I definitely will be using it again.

  3. Wow! Those look delish! I loved your video- super professional looking for a free platform! After watching that it makes me want to get up and bake something! Keep up the great work Shana.

    1. Hey Caelyn,
      thanks for commenting. It is definitely hard to not want to eat all the raw batter and batches of baking after each week. Thankfully, my fiancé and our roommate have their fair share of goodies, so I am not pigging out on them haha.

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