Friday, April 30, 2010

A quick cake!

What's baking?
Good luck on final exams and projects!

Birthday Cake!

What's baking?
Marble cake with chocolate buttercream filling. Covered with fondant. Fondant and buttercream accents.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another chocolate cake!

What's baking?
New for me - chocolate cake recipe from Epicurious called Mocha Rum Cake.  With whipped cream whipped in the food processor per The Cake Bible cookbook!  A couple of firsts!  I'm taking it to a meeting tonight so we'll see how it tastes and holds up!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Birthday Cake

What's Baking?
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Cake recipe from Bakerzjoy on CakeCentral with chocolate buttercream filling and icing, royal icing flowers and fondant banner.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cookie Bark

What's baking?
Based on Howling Candy Corn Cookie Bark from Kraft recipes.  I used Trader Joe's Joe Joes, pretzels and white chocolate.  Then I drizzled dark chocolate on top, then M & M's and sprinkles for more color!


What's baking?
First try at fondant covered sugar cookies!  Fun to play with but still getting the hang of it.  Next batch should be a little easier.  Hints, anyone?  Feedback always welcome.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


What's Baking?
Happy Birthday Samantha!
Baker's One-Bowl Brownies recipe with added chocolate chips, extra vanilla, a pinch of espresso powder and walnuts in half.  Chocolate buttercream frosting, white chocolate writing and royal icing flowers on top.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What's blooming?

Plants growing in the garden - inspiration for sugar flowers?!  Would love photography tips from my daughter and brother- both very accomplished photographers- or anyone else with suggestions, please.  Thank you for looking.

What's Growing? Horseradish!

Our Seder plate includes horseradish and I stuck the top of the root in some water and it's growing quite vigorously!  I'll wait for some more roots and then try planting it outdoors.  Has anyone tried doing this?  Did it grow?

I have done a lot of baking and cooking recently, but have not had the camera out with me, thus no photos of food!  Photographing while cooking, baking and cake decorating takes a lot of time and coordination and it's been a little rushed and haphazard in the kitchen, not conducive to pretty pictures.  I baked some favorites for Seders and Passover including my favorite Mocha Fudge Cake from the Frog/Commissary Cookbook, Mini-Cheesecakes, Coconut Macaroons and Caramel Matzoh Crunch.  Let me know if you want recipes and I'll be glad to post them.