Here’s a quick photo wrap-up of a few things I’ve done in the past months!
This is a Devil’s Food Cake I made for my father-in-law’s birthday. I don’t want to tell you how many sticks of butter went into the frosting on that beast. Let’s just say I’m surprised we didn’t have heart attacks!
I’ve been baking a lot of homemade versions of packaged treats these days and I gotta say, the Devil Dogs are probably the tastiest. These are from the “Baked Elements” cookbook and feature a malted filling. They are so good and even better as mini versions. It was nearly impossible to stop eating them.
I’ve mentioned how much I love “The Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook” previously. Seriously, everything I’ve made from this cookbook has turned out perfectly. These ice cream sandwiches were a perfect example. I made the cookie dough, the ice cream and the cookies and the final result was soooo delicious. My brother-in-law suggested I set up a lemonade-style stand and sell these on the street corner while he stood next to me eating one and just saying, “Mmmmmmm.”
The most stress-inducing thing I’ve made recently was this birthday cake. A co-worker wanted a birthday cake for his girlfriend, so he asked me if I could make a sheet cake. I bravely took on the challenge, having never made one before. I’ve also never worked with fondant, so in the days leading up to baking this cake, I was a wreck. I shouldn’t have been worried though. Marshmallow fondant is super easy to make and work with and I was actually able to cut out Kitty’s face freehand and do my decorating. The only problem I had was that my black food coloring refused to actually turn my white frosting black. I’ve since learned that I should have used chocolate frosting to begin with. Oh well, lessons learned. I’m just impressed that I got the thing made and transported to work (on the train!!!) and it didn’t end up a huge mess. I’m eager to work with fondant again!