Sunday, July 19, 2009

A few little desserts and one delicious birthday beer mug!

Been a little busy lately and I actually didn't get a picture of the krispie treats I made for the 4th of July :( but I remembered to snap one of the last mini peanut butter cookie I made for the campers to enjoy with their hot chocolate on "winter in july" day @ camp.

Also made a batch of yummy brownies for Vanessa's Birthday, followed but the intricate Beer Mug Cake for Dad. He always gets the best birthday cakes, I think I get really inventive in the middle of the summer. His 6 layer cake consisted of a brownie layer, chocolate pudding w/chocolate chips, a double vanilla cake layer, more pudding, a 1/2 cake 1/2 cookie layer, pudding, double vanilla layer, pudding, double vanilla, layer one last pudding section and one more double vanilla cake. Frosted in both milk chocolate and vanilla (yellow) frosting and featuring a dunkin donuts donut as a handle. (I frosted it in the chocolate frosting. Aside from being the perfect cake for him, it was always really delicious, which made me happy since I baked these cakes on Monday, froze them and then frosted it all Thursday and refrigerated until Saturday. Success!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bridge's Sunflower Shower

Bridge's bridal shower #2 was filled with sunflowers, including my 1st real fondant experience. A few weeks ago I practiced the technique with my experiment recipe and gum paste petals (see previous post), but for the shower I used yellow sparkled and orange fondant petals (lots and lots of cookie cutting for these guys!) and mini chocolate chips as the center. Turned out adorable - and perfect as the sidekick for Mrs. Ferg's cute decorations and the vanilla ice cream they were served with. I also fitted the table with personal purple watering can sugar cookies - note to everyone: 80 degrees is TOO hot to bake sugar cookies. Saying goodbye to these guys until October!

Father's Day Concoction!

What do you get when you fill a pie crust with cookie dough, cake batter and frosting? Only the most delicious Father's Day dessert in America! I decided to tackle what I deemed the "dessert turduckin" for father's day since it could not take the place of a birthday cake. It was an incredible success for Dad, Tommy & Jay, as well as the one I sent with Elizabeth for her dad.

Lots of steps for this one.

Buy crust, make cookie dough, put in crust, add chopped peanut butter cups, make cake batter, add cake batter, bake FOREVER, cool, frost, decorate, devour!