Monday, June 28, 2010

White Chocolate Mousse Elmo?

I was asked to make a birthday cake for my friends son Liam's 1st Birthday. Her only request that it tastes good (duh) and it had Elmo on it. I know it may seem like a strange combination; white chocolate mousse filled cake with Elmo designed on top but really the cake was for the adults and I made the birthday man a special jumbo cupcake that he could smash to his delight. I also make regular cupcakes for the kids at the party. Well the cake went so fast, the only part left was a little frosting from around the edges of the plate and a little bit of mousse that squished out the middle. :)
So I cut the cake and it was all served up, I go outside to see how everyone liked it and I see that Liam (the 1 year old birthday boy) is enjoying it immensely! Who needs their own special cake when he can have extremely sugar filled white chocolate mousse! He must have been running crazy on a major sugar high.
Oh well, the cake was good, everyone loved it, but most important, my friend was happy and she's handing out my business cards to her family!
Thanks Melissa

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cherry Cupcakes

I decided to try and create a new flavor cupcake for Father's day/birthdays. We have a very busy June with father's day and 3 birthdays all within about 5 days of each other.
I picked up a cherry extract a while back that I never had reason to use and at one point I bought a package of dried Cherries. So automatically my first thought was to try and create a cherry cupcake.
For a first try I think I did pretty well. They have just enough cherry flavor so that they aren't overpowering but they still taste like cherry. I even made cherry frosting which my mom said she likes better than regular butter creme frosting. :)
Since this was my first foray into truly making my own flavor cupcakes I guess I'll keep it up and try some new ones.

Friday, June 18, 2010

White Chocolate Berry Shortcake Torte

I was in the grocery store the other day and saw this Bavarian Shortcake and thought, hmmmm what can I do with this? I didn't really want to do the normal Strawberry shortcake, then I saw blueberries and decided that I would just combine them. Like most people I love chocolate and strawberries so right away a white chocolate pudding came to mind as a filling. This is the final product and it was absolutely delicious!

Just getting started

So I've been cooking for years. Honestly, I can't remember the first time I started baking but I know it had something to do with an Easy Bake Oven! Everyone has always found it funny that I love to cook so much because I don't really like to eat. Most people eat when they are stressed or nervous. Not me, I cook. My husband loves it though, because he's never without something to eat!

I've decided since I love this so much that I should probably try and make it my career. So starting slow I've done some birthday cakes for friends kids, plus the cake for my own Jack & Jill. I think they came out pretty good. I don't know that I would be able to do a fancy wedding cake but if you want fancy cupcakes, now that I can do!