I know I’m a little late with my Valentines day cake… but I’m officially back! Yes, I’ve said this before, but when my husband, Stephan, designed this gorgeous new blog, I vowed to start blogging again. Thanks honey! As I mentioned in my blog post […]
The daring baker challenge this month was cheesecake. We were given total creative freedom in this challenge, which I love! The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I ended up using a […]
Is it just me, or is there another baby boom? I guess the economy is making people stay at home more and babies are resulting from all of the forced homebodies! :P Could that be it? My dearest friend Lisa, my BFF since I was 14 years old, is having a baby and I offered to make the baby shower cake. Their little boy will be named Justin, so I made blocks of cake with his name on the blocks. Congratulations Lisa & Jack… Can’t wait to meet the little guy!
As usual… I decided to try all new recipes for the cake. Yeah, that’s how I roll. Luckily everything turned out great, except the serving platter. I had the perfect one in mind, but it ended up being too small to hold all of the cakes. Since we had a long wedding the day before, it wasn’t even an option to find another platter to display the cake. Then I had the great idea to display each individual cake on its own square plate. However, I only had 5 square plates and needed 6…. Vat to do… vat to do? So I had to get creative and turned a half sheet pan upside down and covered it with aluminum foil… It would have been better if I had covered the pan with fondant, but I didn’t have enough left over to do so. Looked sort of like lipstick on a pig… :P
This was also my opportunity to try marshmallow fondant. I’ve seen it floating around the blogosphere lately and due to the raves, was looking for an excuse to try it. I used the recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride, (find recipe here) and was VERY pleased with the result. It looked and acted just like fondant, but was NOT nasty! Greeeeat success! It was very pliable and flexible. I rolled it out quite thin and had absolutely no problems. I will NEVER use store bought fondant again!!! Of course, it is painfully sweet (literally… I have very sensitive teeth), but definitely edible.
This is what said when I took my first bite of this decadent flourless chocolate cake that was our Daring Baker challenge this month. I plated up one serving before dinner (when the light is still good) for photo purposes only. We planned on eating […]
Yeah yeah… better late than never, right? Yesterday was the official posting day for Daring Bakers to unveil their top secret pastry… Unfortunately, the universe was against me, and posting on time was just not an option.This month was Filbert Gateau with Praline buttercream, chosen […]
Rum Raisin + Pound Cake = Rump Cake? Hey if Bennifer, TomKat and Brangelina are legit, then so is my rump cake! Mmmmkay!
This recipe came from The Essential Baker by Carole Bloom. Stephan’s favorite ice cream is Rum Raisin, and when I came across this recipe, I knew I would have to try it. The flavor is wonderful, but I think could have used a bit more rum and maybe a splash of vanilla. Also, I was pretty bummed when all my raisins sunk to the bottom. However, it was quite tasty, ridiculouslyeasyand will definitely be made again one day. I served it with caramel sauce.