Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nick's 16th

Finally had time to show off this fun cake! You can go see the details here and read all about this cake here....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TWD: Cornmeal Shortbreads

Ok I'm going to be honest with you guys. As I was mixing up these cookies my honey was in the kitchen hanging up a new ceiling fan and I said "Wow we really are coming down to the shit recipes now...." he grumbled something like "stupid ceiling fan... fricken fracken wife and her projects" ok he didn't say that but was probably thinking it when he really said something like "What are you making?" I say "Cornmeal Shortbreads" heavily laden with a snort of skepticism because how could these be good? Well I must eat my words... these are SOOO GOOD! Goods not even good enough... they are stupendously buttery and crunchy and oh so yummy! So maybe we aren't down to the shit recipes... maybe we are really down to the hidden gems!
To accommodate my laziness and lack of patience...... I baked a 1/2 (stupid stupid me!) recipe pressed into a 8x8 pan lined with parchment, about 1/2 way thru I poked holes and cut the shortbread into 9 pieces.....that I must go hide from my honey because he just walked by and said "those are pretty good cookie thingies".... I will throw him off the trail with mediocre chocolate chip cookies...

You can get the delicious recipe from Valarie at Une Gamine dans la Cuisine. DO it! Go now to make them!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TWD: Tourtely Apple Tart

I feel sort of ashamed to put that tile up there... I can feel it mocking me because I really really winged the apple tart thing this time. 

I made the nutty crust but not the top and opted to put on a sort of almondy crumble. I threw in some Calvados instead of cider and I didn't cook the apples to a smooshy consistency because it just really didn't appeal to me last night.  The worst part was the whole thing really stuck in the pan, so you can see in my photo the edge there is a cavernous gap in the crust. Well regardless of my free wheeling on this recipe and my pan loving crust, it was super yummy. I really should try and stick to the recipe sometimes.....

If you want to see what this was really supposed to be, check out the post from our host Jeannette from The Whimsical Cupcake.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cakey Sneak Peek

A little peek into what I'm working on for this weekend. It will change a little from the original sketch by adding a few more key elements.

The cake will be made of 8 inch rounds of red velvet with vanilla bean butter cream for the drum and 10x10 squares of vanilla chocolate chip with mocha butter cream for the base tier.

All the stuff is about 1/2 the size of regular items but its pretty cool that I even faked myself out a bit because the candy bar looked real but tiny.