Last Sunday was the Husband’s BIRTHDAY!! So I baked him a cake, at the very last minute. And it turned out.....
How To Make Banana Bread - just baked this today; so easy and turned out delicious. I used very ripe bananas, baked at 350F for 55 minutes. Perfectly brown on the outside, moist on the inside. Also, added 1 tsp of vanilla extract and used pecans, instead of walnuts.
Food n' Recipes
© Algarve Cakes. This was a last minute ladybird birthday cake for a lady who was pregnant, and craving chocolate! So I did her a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate ganache.
I was very attached to this cake but the birthday girl is as sweet as this cake could ever be, so it was all worth it to let it go in the end :)
Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo together like a puzzle.
Lady Alice May - I made this cake for my sister *Alice's 18th birthday* (27th) This is my first ruffle cake, something I have wanted to try for a long time, it turned out so much nicer than expected!! Hope you all like it!! Happy Birthday Alice!! xx
Euro Pane's pear spice cake Sumi Chang was happy to share her recipe for this wonderfully fragrant, moist and delicious cake, writing that "it is a very humble-looking cake, but the taste is incredible. Originally, someone gave me this recipe as an apple cake recipe, and I baked a lot of apple cake using it. Once, however, I was out of apples, so I used Anjou pears instead. The rest, as they say, is history."
No Boil Baked Penne - so easy...you don't even have to boil the noodles!/This was so easy and turned out great. I used hamburger meat instead of sausage.
Snowman cake pops! So amazing! I used devils food cake mix and milk chocolate Betty Crocker frosting!! These turned out so good!!
After making Talia's 13th birthday cake last August I was so very touched and honored to be asked to help in paying tribute to her life on the date of her 14th birthday. Although she gained her wings in July we all felt she was there with us as we honored her life and accomplishments.
Chicken Dumplings for the crockpot. This was very easy to make and had good flavor. I warmed up a mix of frozen veggies and added it in at the last minute. It was a very heavy meal so I won't make it often but for a once/winter kind of meal, it wasn't half bad
Food and Cooking
The Stockpot: Baked Rice and Beans I love how this turned out!
How To Make Purple Ombre Cake I have to admit, I'm very proud of how this cake turned out. I wasn't really sure how it would go. I knew
Made this for the kiddo for this thanksgiving and I can't wait to put him in it! Turned out so cute! I used a different fabric and pattern for the feathers and it still turned out great and I didn't sew around the turkey or feathers I just used the webbing.
the pattern I used for Simone's easter dress last year. Turned out to be a hit
All things Paper
The birthday cake turned out beautiful! Look for my pin of the tutorial that we used. It all turned out great!
Boys and I enjoyed doing this art project last wknd... it turned out just as cute!
Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe - turned out fantastic!!!! I used Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream.
Colin's Thomas the Train Birthday Party! Turned out so cute! Love my baby boy!
So cute! The Cake Wrecks blog is so much fun - and I love the Sunday Sweets!
Made this last night for Matt's birthday. It is so moist and chocolatey! I only cooked for 29 minutes so don't overlook this.
I was involved in a cookie swap at church last weekend...5 dozen cookies, and realized that this was a great way to give a cookie away as a little gift. These would be great for a classroom, neighbors or office friends. Cake decorator I'm not, but they turned out cute with the packaging anyway!
Homemade John Deere Combine Birthday Cake: I baked this John Deere combine birthday cake for my son's sixth birthday. He adores everything farm related and asked for a John Deere combine cake. I
tutorial for hacking your elf to make him more pose-able! Yes! When I opened ours last year I couldnt figure out how ppl get them to do so