Good Morning to All!
Two years? How did that time go by with no postings and no photos! Yesterday was Easter. We had our annual Easter Pool Party with Debbie and Becky, nieces , and Laura and myself. We made salads, I made the Quinoa salad with yummy asparagus and peas, grape tomatoes and a lemon basil dressing... Becky made the Buffalo wing salad , both SO Delicious, and Debbie made the really awesome Lemon Cake!!!!!!!!!! many beverages, sunshine and breeze, pool water glistening... and, another party at the opposite end of the pool area! what fun! Good food, good company a wonderful day this spring.. Will post some photos soon! I've made several cakes over the last few years. I would have to say that the orders for cakes have dwindled and the economy with it... will try to revive my business with a few new items.. try to tempt my work friends into something Delicious! In any case, there will be some cakes baked for upcoming birthdays so you will see them soon! I hope your spring is marvelous and full of cakes!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Rhubarb. Need I say more. One fond memory of childhood when mom made the rhubarb pie. I love this pie. I ventured off the cakes for the day to have a pie. Well, actually two pies. I made one for my friends at work! Most of them, being from Florida or elsewhere around the world, have never heard of rhubarb or tasted it. I told them that no matter how hard they look for it in their home countries of the Philippines of Haiti, they won't find it there. I'm pretty sure that even Floridians won't have it unless they scored it in Publix and took it home to look up on the net as to what to do with it! So, I found some in the infamous Publix, brought it home and made the pies. They smelled so good baking and tasted even better.... I had one piece and will savour it for some time to come. One pie goes to work with me tomorrow to see how people who live outside the northeast like it.... At least I was able to find it down here! It was blazing hot in here today so what with the south Florida summer here and the 400 degree oven, one almost needed another shower after that baking project! Next time the AC down to 68 for baking day! I hope everyone will venture out to make their own pie and memory...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We've had many days of rain and gray here in South Florida... I did manage to whip up a cake for an impromptu potluck at work last week. It was a Haitian cake, the recipe given to me by a work friend who told me this is how her mother made it... so, with all ingredients at hand, made the cake which was dense, heavy and delicious. Covered in thick vanilla buttercream frosting... generous amounts of it inside and out. It was a small 8 inch cake and, thinking that would be more than enough for each person to have a small slice, in to work it went. Praised by many who know a Haitian cake, it went fast some of it before lunch was even ready. I did not get a photograph but trust me, it was pretty and simple to look at and delicious to eat. I will try making another and getting the photo up. In the meantime, I am looking forward to the new Martha cupcake book coming out soon and, went online to look at a site, Bakerella. And from there went to CakeArt.com. two really good sites.. I have some orders coming up and need to get in my practice of decorating things and making those dang flowers... love to see them on the cakes tho so will do some. and make some fondant and do some flowers that way as well.... so, summer is coming to Florida, that means rainy weather and possible hurricanes.. have to think about getting some of those yearly supplies and plenty of water ready.... maybe get a cake made should that one hurricane come, we want to have our cake and eat it too!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Oh the Easter Egg Cake... or the trying of it. Saw this cake that was beautiful in Martha and HAD to have it. Ordered the mold for it, followed the directions and made a wonderful smelling and looking cake! It gave directions for the seven minute frosting and so made that as well... it was so sticky and made a mess to frost but had to say, before I tried to add some decorations, looked really pretty... but with the decorations, did not come out as beautiful as the one in Martha... I'll try it again though as I made it for Charles' birthday and everyone LOVED this cake! It was delicious! I have two orders for it in a much larger version. That will mean a run to make it before the events I need it for and see how it will double up... If you can have a run at making it, do so... it's a coconut almond cake and I can't tell you how good it is! Enjoy!
Where does the time go? Here it is almost may Day and Laura, my daughter and I, were just talking about how last time at this year we were deciding what to start to make for Christmas gifts and then all the hoop la over doing them until the very day, Christmas 2008. We thought afterwards, thank goodness the rush is over and we can relax for awhile and do nothing or, do what we want to do and feel like whatever that is, is no hurry in doing it... We had Easter and a wonderful few days with family and the beach and a wonderful Easter brunch and now, well, anxiety about Christmas again! LOL! this is too much! Time for a change and do some crafts and things we feel like doing at least for a few more months... in the meantime, we sat by the pool today, Laura made some healthy and delicious blueberry muffins and we are thinking of making a chocolate torte today that we saw late last night on ciaoitalia..yum. so much for healthy..!!! but oh so delicious! and we are going thru books of ideas for something to spur our imaginations.. for dinner tonight... salmon and asparagus and that yummy chocolate torte.. time to get my grocery list together!