Rosette Cake

April 3, 2015

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This year my Gramma’s birthday fell on Easter weekend.  We decided to do her birthday celebration at Easter dinner.  She requested a lemon cake.  I thought I would try to spruce it up a tad with a new icing technique.  My first attempt at a Rosette cake went pretty well.  Everyone loved it!

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It was tasty too! Lemon cake, lemon filling and lemon icing.

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Mom’s Irish Birthday Cake

April 3, 2015

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This year was my Mom’s 60th Birthday.  She loves all things Irish.  Her only request was a carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  I tried a new icing technique, but it didn’t really work out like the photo.  So I tried to cover it with some Irish writing and shamrocks.  Not impressed with this one, but it got rave reviews on taste!

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Mom loved it, and that is what matters.  Love you!!


Top 10 of 2014!

January 1, 2015

It’s cliché, but it is hard to believe another year is over.  I’m happy to say I met my goal and did a lot more baking this year than last year.  This year I tried many new things.  There were some amazing results and some horrendous flops!  I like to post about them all, because not everything turns out and that’s ok, frustrating, but ok.

Here are what I think to be my best of 2014 as well as a few honorable mentions.

Honorable Mentions

I have 2 honorable mentions this year.  The first being, I was a judge at a Butter Tart Taste off!  It was an amazing day and I was so honored to be part of it.

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Second honorable mention is for my favourite cake this year.  I really liked how the Camera Cake turned out

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Here is a list of what I picked as my favourites of 2014

10.   S’mores Cups

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These little delights are so easy and very so tasty.  I first had S’mores Cups at the Relay for Life.  One of our team members brought them and I was hooked.  I searched the recipe and made them as soon as possible.  I am not a fan of real S’mores, but these are great!

9. Snickers Popcorn

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This is something I wasn’t entirely sure I would like.  Amy and I were having a baking day, cheesecake was our main delight of the day.  We needed something that didn’t need to be cooked for a family dessert.  Amy picked Snickers Popcorn. Unreal!  It was delicious, and so addicting!  I could not stop. 3 days later when the humidity had got to it I was still wolfing it into me. Excellent and will make again!  It always helps to have someone else to bring you out of your baking comfort zone.  I would have never tried this, but love it!  Thanks Amy!

8. Toffee Cheesecake

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This Toffee Cheesecake was made with the toffee candy I make, kinda like a Skor bar.  This was really good.  I’d definitely make this one again.

7.  Strawberry Pie

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I am starting to get the hang of this pie thing, my crust is improving.  This was my first Strawberry Pie.  It was good.  It got rave reviews from the pie fans of the family, and I admit, I liked it too.

6. OCC #6

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I have been slacking on my Oatmeal Cookie Challenge.  I have been searching for a very long time for ‘my favourite’ cookie. This Oatmeal Cookie is definitely in the running.  It has a great texture, holds its height and had great flavour. The best part? This recipe makes one cookie! Give it a try.

5. Cherry Pie

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This pie was amazing! Hard to believe 2 pies made the list this year.  I’d say this was the perfect Cherry Pie. Hope I can duplicated it next year.

4. Pumpkin Cake

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I am not normally a fan of pumpkin stuff but this Pumpkin Cake was good!  What made it was the cinnamon cream cheese icing. Amazing combination.  It was a huge hit at Thanksgiving.

3. Toffee Chocolate Bars

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These were amazing! I found these Toffee Chocolate Bars on Pinterest.  The picture caught my eye and I knew I had to make it.  They were a huge success.  I loved them.  The gooey middle layer was fantastic and I loved the sugary base.  Definitely worth a try.

2. Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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This Pecan Pie Cheesecake was by far the best Cheesecake I have ever made! The sweet pecan filling went perfect with the creamy cheesecake top.  This got rave reviews and topped everyone’s list as their favourite cheesecake.  You must try it!

1. Christmas Pudding with White Sauce

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Even though I just made this a few days ago, it was by far the best thing I made this year.  Not only was the Christmas Pudding absolutely delicious, but it brought back a family tradition that I can to carry on for many years to come.

I hope everyone had a great year and here’s to a wonderful 2015 filled with many delicious sweet treats!

 


Horse Cake

December 19, 2014

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I was asked to do a horse themed cake for a 16th Birthday.  They showed me a picture very similar to this with a few colour changes.   Turned out ok.


Carrot, Carrot Cake

November 30, 2014

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This weekend I was asked to make a carrot cake into a carrot. Turned out pretty good.


Coors Light Cake

November 1, 2014

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I was asked to make a Coors Light beer bottle cake.  It didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned it, but apparently was a huge hit!

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Soccer Cake

November 1, 2014

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I was asked to make a Soccer Birthday Cake.  They sent me a picture with the idea.  This is how it came out.  The birthday girl loved it!  Happy Birthday Abby!


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