Cake is DONE! And I'm so tired, I could hardly be bothered to get decent photos. I had a few issues, mainly that the icing I used, my caramel cream cheese, is one I've never tried to use in decorating. Spoiler, it really isn't great because it is way too soft. Because of that, the… Continue reading Cake Theme: Animal Crossing
This is just a little of what I spent my day doing yesterday. Let me tell you, it was a hell of a struggle to get it all done when I had zero energy. Again. In all, I made 4 batches of pie crust, a huge batch of my dumpling style egg noodles, a batch… Continue reading Cooking Marathon
Hope that bunny was wearing his mask while he snuck in an extra roll or two of toilet paper into your baskets!
Mother Of All Invention
Since everything is so far from normal right now, my usual plan for Easter for my kids isn't happening. For one, it really snuck up on me and I didn't have time to get some of our traditional things. When Hubby did go for our grocery run, the candy section was absolutely wiped out. He… Continue reading Mother Of All Invention
Northern Lights Cake
I finished! Seriously glad it is done, though. It was a blast and, for the most part, it came out really well. I was hoping to add more color, but with that base teal, it didn't work out. I had several of the issues I kind of expected to have with some color bleeding and… Continue reading Northern Lights Cake
Just A Hint
Here is a tiny peek at what I'm working on. It will be finished later today. So far, it is turning out really well. The next step is the part where it could all go wrong which is making me a nervous wreck. If I don't screw it up, this may just be one of… Continue reading Just A Hint
It’s That Time Again!
I'm in full on cake mode, working on BG's birthday cake. She still has no clue what I'm doing yet. This is going to be so fun if I can manage to pull it off. The cake got baked yesterday along with getting the icing mixed up. I have to make my fondant and start… Continue reading It’s That Time Again!
Repost: Easy Fudge
Reposting this as I made a batch of this yesterday. I've updated some of the measurements to include weights on the dry ingredients based on my measuring cups and spoons. Still working on trying to get something for the liquid measurements (though there are a few places online that can convert those). This fudge recipe… Continue reading Repost: Easy Fudge
I'm going to fess up, I completely spaced taking pictures along the way. I very nearly forgot to get the ingredients photographed. Basically, I am being a bit of a goof the last couple of days (my other cookie didn't even get those). That said, the main point is the recipe and that, I DO… Continue reading Snickerdoodles
I had absolutely forgotten about this candy until I saw the recipe shared online. It wasn't until I dug a little deeper that I figured out exactly where I remembered it from. Brach's candy makes these and I remember my great grandmother having them in a candy bowl with other old fashioned hard candies when… Continue reading Nougat Candy
I'm starting my annual marathon of holiday baking today. I have a massive list this year, though I doubt I'll actually make everything on that list. I have a few items that have been prioritized and will be made first because I plan on including those in a gift. The others will get made if… Continue reading Peace Dove
Did You Say Pie?
My pies are done! And... They look like they turned out really well. I'm kind of shocked. BG insisted we do an open lattice apple pie, though I'm pretty much the only one besides BG that actually likes apple and I've never done a covered pie before, but... sure! No problem. Let's do something new… Continue reading Did You Say Pie?
The Marathon Begins
I've been in the kitchen working for hours now and have managed to knock out most of my to do list for the day. I have my noodles made (yes, we do noodles... those of you that don't are weird and totally missing out), a double batch of rolls made up and baked, bread drying… Continue reading The Marathon Begins
Crab Dip & Filling
This is probably one of my family's favorite recipes. When I make it, it never lasts long and I can never seem to make enough to satisfy everyone. It is also a recipe that is kind of all me. It is extremely versatile and can be modified for all kinds of other things and came… Continue reading Crab Dip & Filling
Bake Sale 2019
Holy frickin' cow! I'm DONE! At least for another year. I am so wiped out it is crazy. Being on my feet for three days in a row for 10 hours or so each day, is a lot. Especially when you aren't used to it. The final totals of what I sent in... 16 Boxes… Continue reading Bake Sale 2019
Maple Cupcake With Maple Buttercream
These turned out amazingly well. When I asked BG where it ranked in comparison to the other two that everyone loves, she said it tied with the others. This is very high praise, since she compares almost every cake I make to either the pumpkin or the chocolate cream cheese. The recipe calls for pure… Continue reading Maple Cupcake With Maple Buttercream
Bake Sale Time Again!
It is that time of year. The bake sale at Hubby's work is next week and I've committed to participating again. They have informed Hubby they are making sure to bring in extra tables this year so they have room for everything. They also said some crazy nice things about the cupcakes in the email… Continue reading Bake Sale Time Again!
It’s A Banana Bread (Muffin) Kinda Day
My family actually left me some bananas to work with again. I am stunned. And obviously in the mood to bake. I decided to do the mini-muffin version just for something different. The recipe is still the same, I just changed the cooking time to about 20 minutes. They do lean towards the lighter color… Continue reading It’s A Banana Bread (Muffin) Kinda Day
Recipe: Banana Bread
I had to double check and was floored that I hadn't already posted this recipe. BG has been on a banana kick lately and the topic of banana bread came up and the fact that I'm never allowed to make it because no one ever leaves me any bananas to ripen. They always get eaten.… Continue reading Recipe: Banana Bread
2019 Pointe Costume Cake
There are reasons I do not do cakes for a living. One is that, even though I can make a cake that looks really cool, they aren't always very clean or truly professional quality polished. I seriously love this cake. It is so pretty, but it is a tad sloppy in places. That and, no… Continue reading 2019 Pointe Costume Cake
Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
Just dropping in real quick while I take a moment before I dig back into this latest cake project. Like fondant, buttercream icing/frosting can be finicky. It took me a while to find a recipe that I like. Both to use and to eat. Similar to fondant, if your recipe uses shortening, you loose out… Continue reading Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting