Yes indeed, I'm still on a fall kick. What flavor says fall better than pumpkin? Especially pumpkin and cream cheese frosting, yum! I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin cake that looked...like a pumpkin...or 3 pumpkins to be exact.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Flowers are a timeless cake decoration. I don't know who came up with the idea of putting flowers on a cake, but aren't you glad they did? Flowers and dessert are a great combination. In this post I'll show you how to make chocolate roses. And unlike gum past flowers, these will never be left un-eaten. All you need is modeling chocolate(I'll be using dark modeling chocolate), and clean hands.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
How many of you loved to play with play dough as a kid? I'm serious. I loved the stuff. I could spend hours sculpting little figures and such. I never really grew out of it. I worked with ceramic clay in college. Now I've found a way to combine my love for sculpting with my love for baking.
I hear you out there in cyberspace, "You can sculpt with fondant and gum paste.", and you're right. Gum paste and fondant are great for sculpting too. I love this modeling chocolate for three big reasons. The first is quite obvious...it's chocolate! Who can argue with that? The second reason is how easy it is to make. I'll show you. The third reason is that it is stiff enough to make things like mortar board hats for graduation and delicate enough to make flowers.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Does that sound scary...experimentation? It is definitely messy. I decided to try making a checkerboard cake like my sister made, but without the pan set.