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I am married and a mother of 3. I started baking cakes about 10 years ago.I love seeing the look on a person's face when they see what I have created out of sugar.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Strawberry was filled with chocolate ganche and the chocolate cake was filled with strawberry

covered with wilton ready to use fondant added clear vanilla flavor

Checking to make sure it was centered..should have done that before i put the fondant roses on it..but i lucked out..

buttercream roses all around and i got lucky again with matching the colors. also buttercream leafs.

Whipped icing...i love this mix

Try Wilton Whipped Icing Mix for all your cakes and desserts. Each package makes 5 cups of icing, enough to ice and decorate one 2-layer 9 in. round cake or 7 x 11 in. sheet cake. This easy-to-make icing holds its shape like no other mix, so you can decorate cakes and other desserts beautifully. It's specially formulated for a smooth whipped texture and a delicate, delicious taste. Store covered in the refrigerator. You'll use Wilton Whipped Icing Mix to top pies, puddings, tarts, and much more.
Chocolate Whipped Icing
Chocolate can be made with our vanilla whipped icing by adding a 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa to the ice water and mix. Mix following package instructions. May add more liquid if too dry.

Butter cream icing too Sweet?

If your butter cream is too sweet...add a pinch of salt. That is all you have to do..and it is less sweet tasting...

Chocolate chip oatmeal loaf

This is a very moist bread, the texture is like a fudgy cake but slices like a bread.

  • 1-3/4 c. hot coffee
  • 1 cup oatmeal (quick cooking)
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1-1/4 sticks butter
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 T. cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. walnuts (chopped)
Pour hot coffee over oatmeal in small bowl.  Let stand for 10 minutes.  Add brown sugar, white sugar, butter and eggs.  Stir until butter melts.  Add flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, 1 c. chocolate chips and walnuts.  Mix well, pour into 3 well-greased and floured 9” x 5” loaf pan or 2 smaller size loaf pans (not mini size).  Sprinkle with rest of chocolate chips and walnuts.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Remove and let cool completely before slicing.
Suggestion:  Use mini loaf pans, let cool completely.  Wrap in clear plastic, add a bow and give as presents to co-workers, friends.  Include a card with the recipe if you desire

Peek-A-Boo Cupcakes

Peek-A-Boo cupcakes are a wonderful way of sharing the news your having a boy or a girl. The idea is to make one cupcake for each guest/family..one cupcake is filled with blue(boy) or pink(girl) buttercream icing.. Then when your guests/family member who gets the color filled cupcake yells boy or girl. 
Most mothers to be will tell there doc/tech before the ultrasound they would like the sex keep secret..Ask the doc/tech to write down the sex and place it an envelope (sealed). Then mom give envelope to her baker. The fun part is no one know but the baker and the doc/tech. So everyone finds out at the same time...

I would suggest you speak with your baker before to make sure they understand what you want...as well as have a plan on when you would like to tell your loved ones...small dinner  the night of the ultrasound is most popular...most people want to know asap..lol

Caterpiler cake

This is the finshed cake

cooling i had to make more big party

in progress

Dragon hatchling

This is cake and rice treats covered on fondant witl some pearl dust

Modeling Chocolate

Modeling chocolate
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl set over a pan of hot but not boiling water. Stir the chocolate with a wooden spoon until smooth, then stir in the corn syrup; the chocolate will stiffen almost immediately. Stir until completely combined. Transfer the chocolate to a sturdy plastic bag and refrigerate until firm.
Work the Modeling Chocolate with your hands until pliable. Hand-shape the Modeling Chocolate into flowers, braids or ropes. Or pat it into a disk and roll it out to the desired thickness by hand or in a manual pasta machine and use it to make ribbons or for cutting out shapes.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whip cream until thick and stiff.
Add sugar and vanilla.
Continue beating until it holds peaks.

Eli's Chocolate chip cheesecake

Eli's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

1 package (8.5 oz.) of chocolate wafer cookies crushed very fine

1/4 C. sugar

1/3 C. melted butter

Mix crust ingredients together in a bowl. Press into a 9 inch springform pan. Refrigerate while making filling.


3 eggs

1 C. sugar

24 oz. cream cheese

1 C. sour cream

1/4 t. salt

1 t. vanilla

12 oz. chocolate mini chips

Beat cream cheese and sugar together at medium speed. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour filling into crust. Bake at 350°F.  in a water bath for 45 minutes, or until set in center.
Turn oven off and Allow to rest in the oven for 1 hour with the door cracked.
Chill in fridge for 1 hour. Remove from pan and plate.