Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Taste of Summer...

 


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE grilled fruits and veggies more than anything, I just had to make some teriyaki chicken, red bell pepper and pineapple kabobs... Great combo, if you've never had it... YUM! I love summertime foods!
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Strawbelicious!

 

Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law! I made his birthday cake, a wonderful strawberry yogurt cake with vanilla frosting, courtesy of Betty Crocker! Got the recipe off the box of Golden Vanilla... Check it out!

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes.aspx/strawberry-yogurt-cake?Source=SearchResultPage&terms=strawberry%20yogurt
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Skittles... Taste the Rainbow!


My niece LOOOOOVES Skittles- and she wanted a Skittles cake for her birthday! Naturally, I HAD to ask if I could make the cake... I had an idea for a large Skittle surrounded by a couple of smaller ones in different colors and she said YES! I was going to place a dome upside down with one on top of it, but that would have caused a MAJOR cake wreck; the top half was too heavy for the bottom half to hold and it almost started splitting. We ended up with 4 cakes, two large domes and 2 little ones. They each had a letter like the "S" on the Skittle, except she wanted me to put her friends' initials on their favorite colors. Her name is Josie and she wanted the "J" on the blue cake, and we also had an "L" for the red cake and a "K" for the green cake. The "S" was saved for the large yellow. :o)


Surprise! Skittles!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Billy's Monster Birthday Cake!


So Billy had a special request for his birthday cake, Mrs. D's Birthday Extravaganza (Not Mrs. D as in ME, this came from a wonderful cookbook I have called "Death by Chocolate Cakes")- anyway, it's a towering hunk 'o chocolate heaven with a ganache filling and chocolate cashew mousse frosting. I didn't decorate it very well, didn't have the right tools- but it tasted delicious! The cake was supposed to have a border of mini chocolate chips, but I forgot to add those- it's a good thing I did... I know there's not such a thing as TOO much chocolate, but in this case.....