Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TWD: Honey Nut Brownies

So I've been either way way under the weather (understatement of the year!) or way to busy (like always) or just plain old disinterested (sorry February hosts!) in the choices of recipes this month ... but who can skip Brownies! So I actually made mine early... on Sunday night and then almost forgot to post this!

An easy peasy brownie recipe; just like Dorie Greenspan's recipes for brownies always seem to be. Makes me wonder why anyone ever makes cardboard box brownies! One of my coworkers said he felt duped... and I tend to agree, he saw the word brownie and of course expected a brownie but that's not really what he got....they were very cakey and very un-brownie like. I'll have to go see everyone else's to find out if I mucked up the recipe or if they were supposed to be there way. I personally could have used a bit more of a chocolately punch but they were yummy because the tangy honey flavor really shined through.

Monday, March 7, 2011

So busy!

I've been crazy busy with work lately and updating my cake website too. So since I don't have any time to bake, I  thought I would share some projects I did awhile ago.

Pirate vs. Ninja

Pirate vs. Ninja
Sometimes in my cakey life..... I make some things that I love so much that I don't want to send them away to be eaten... this was one of those times. I just wanted to keep the pirate and put him on a shelf and all the details were so fun to make. You can see more of the details here. And even tho Ninjas are stealthy little effers, I think pirates win because they have cooler outfits...ha that's such a girlie opinion isn't it!

Red Bull Formula One Cake

Red Bull Formula One

This Red Bull Formula One was for my ever challenging friend Lynndy. Not that she is personally challenging but what she thinks I'm capable of and what I think I'm capable of are never one in the same, but it always comes out cool.  She also challenged me to make a dinosaur grooms cake for her wedding... you can see her wedding cake and the Stegosaurus grooms cake here.