Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here is my final cake. It is another blackout cake from VWAV covered in chocolate buttercream from VCTOTW. It is filled with more chocolate buttercream and strawberry jam. This cake was super moist and delicious!I again chose not to do a cake from the course book and just combined a few of the things I learned throughout the course. I am really happy with the end results!
Daisies made out of gum paste.
I finally made my way over to the Uwajimaya store in Beaverton, and was completely amazed with the store! We bought lots of cool marinades and a garnishing kit. The below knife came with the kit, and it is awesome! I have used it for all sorts of veggies, and even Tofurkey sausages! I love it!
My favorite part.....roasted zucchini and carrots! The garnishing knife makes these cool little grooves on the veggies that get tasty, little crispy bits when roasted....mmmmmmm, melt in your mouth goodness!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I'm really happy with the way this turned out! This was my first time making a fondant cake and working with gum paste, so I feel pretty good about it!
We were supposed to make a draping blanket for class, but I decided to make mine a beach towel and do a whole beach scene.
I made this starfish by making an outline in gum paste with a cookie cutter and sculpting it into shape. I made all of the pore bump things with the end of a piping tip.
The shells and baby starfish are also made from gum paste.
I used smashed animal crackers for the sand...
This bucket isn't exactly what I envisioned, but it still works. It is a cupcake covered in fondant. The bucket handle and shovel are both gum paste. If I do this again, I will use two cupcakes with a smaller handle.
Monday, June 9, 2008
I start my 2nd class tonight and I am going to make a cake with a beach theme. I will post pics tomorrow!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Mixing the dough.....
Sifting in flour...
Cutting the cookies...
Ready to eat....
Monday, June 2, 2008
These Butterscotch No Bakes are my first test. They are buttery, caramely and just plain good!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Chopped tomatoes and black olives.
I'm in love with avocados..........
I also made an awesome dip by mixing one package of Tofutti Cream Cheese (the trans fat free kind) with one can of Amy's Organic Medium Chili with Vegetables. This made a huge amount of dip and we have plenty for the next couple of days.
I will definitely be making this again soon. It was a no brainer and it tasted awesome.
This squirrel was on our porch taunting our cats. They didn't get scared or mad, they just seemed really confused, like what the hell is that?
This is Mount Hood from outside our building. We have been living here for 4 years and I am still blown away every time that I see this.