Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More to come....

Sorry I have not stopped in for an update in awhile, BUT there is a lot more to come this next week!! So hopefully this simple baby shower cupcake will do for now! ;)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Martha Stewart Cake

This bride wanted some custom flavors and a very simple but elegant copy of a cake from a Martha Stewart cake book. It was just messy butter cream, but the flavors were almond cake with raspberry filling, a dark chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse, coconut cream cake, and a white and dark chocolate caramel swirl cake, YUM!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jeanette's Bday Cake

Its my step moms bday today!! Happy Birthday Jeanette, we love you!!
(I think this would be a fun wedding cake if it was all done in white!!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Babies in blankies

These are for my sisters green and orange themed baby shower. I was not planning on doing them originally, so they were made VERY quickly!! I have seen them made with the baby and blanket covering the entire top of the cupcake, but I did not have enough fondant to do that. I think I like them better this way though! :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lori's Bday Cake

This cake was a lot of fun to make cause I LOVE working with chocolate fondant, and it taste just like a tootsie roll!!
I am sorry about the quality of the pictures I have been taking, most of them are done in a hurry and with my iphone. I promise I'll get better! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Since my birthday is on July 5th, we always celebrate it with the family on the 4th, so I had to make myself a patriotic cake!!

June's 1st Birthday

These cuties where made for little June's first bday. I made just a small 'smash' cake for the birthday girl, then the ladybug cupcakes for all her guests!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Paisley Bday Cake

My niece loves monkeys, so for her 2nd birthday party I made her a monkey cake! This cake was a lot of fun to make, and the best part was Paisleys face when she saw it. After she blew out her candles she stuck her finger in the monkeys belly button! :)

Gretchen's Wedding Cake

I have made a handful of cakes, but this one was by far the most stressful and time consuming. I am SO happy with how it turned out! We did hit a few snags, and if it didn't have the roses on it, the cake would not have looked flawless. The bride was happy and that's all that matters!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby shower cupcakes

My BFF was having a baby shower and offered to make her cupcakes. Not only do they look cute but they were super yummy strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting, YUM!

Test cake

I am making a wedding cake for a close family friend, and although I have made a couple before I wanted to be sure I could create exactly what she wanted. So here is my test cake, pretty proud of myself. Although the actual cake will have three tiers!! I'll be sure to post pictures of the final product!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dirtbike Cake

I know, I know, its been FOREVER since I have posted a single thing, but adjusting to life with two kids took some time. And now that I think I have gotten the hang of things summer comes running into my life, and who wants to be inside?! Not me!! But I will be popping in more often, I have a bunch of birthday and wedding cakes that I'll be making this month!! :)
This quick and fun cake I made for my dads birthday! He LOVES dirtbikes, so how easy was it to make a cake look like dirt (I sure know when I mess them up that's how they look anyways) then throw a toy dirtbike on top! It was a hit!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mexican Food Night!!

As I have mentioned before, I LOVE Mexican food!! I could live off it! One of my goals for this new year is to expand my cooking menu and try recipes from all sorts of places around the world. So why not start with my favorite?

Chili Lime Enchiladas

1 to 1 1/2 lbs cooked chicken, shredded
4 Tbls. honey
5 Tbls. fresh lime juice
1 1/4 Tbls. chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 onion diced
1/2 small can diced green chilies
1 Tbls. sambal oelek
(This is a spicy garlic chili paste, I always have it on hand cause I love it. It can be found in the oriental section)
8 to 10 flour tortillas
16oz. enchilada sauce (red or green)
1 lbs. montery jack cheese
(I use the one with jalapenos in the cheese)
1/2 c. heavy cream

Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder, salt, garlic, onion, green chilies, and sambal oelek in a large ziploc, and mix well. Add shredded chicken and marinate in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes. Pour half of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a greased 9 x13" pan. Reserve 1 cup of shredded cheese for topping. Fill tortillas with chicken mixture and cheese, roll and place in pan. Combine heavy cream and remaining enchilada sauce, pour over rolled tortillas, and top with reserved cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Spanish rice
3 Tbls. olive oil
1 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 onion diced
1/2 small can diced green chilies
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil over medium high heat, add rice and cook till it just starts to brown, add onion and green chilies, cook another minute. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and tomato sauce, mix till rice is well coated. Slowly add chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until rice is done. Fluff rice with a fork

Chocolate Cookies

I have to start off with saying sorry for my very llooong absence!! This pregnancy has not exactly been a walk in the park, so a lot of the things I enjoy doing, have been put on the back burner. But now that I am in the last stretch of my pregnancy, and besides feeling rather large, am doing pretty good, and am back in the kitchen! At least until our sweet little boy arrives. :)
So here is one of my favorite cookie recipes, its simple, can be mixed up however you choose, and most important yummy!!
2 sticks softened butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups white chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars till fluffy. Add vanilla, then eggs one at a time, mix till well blended then add your dry ingredients. Fold in the white chocolate chips, and spoon by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 13 to 14 min, I like mine a little underdone that way they set up and stay soft a gooey in the center. I have done this recipe a million times, white chocolate is my fave, but I have also done it with walnuts, dark, milk and mint chocolate chips. The possibilities are endless :)