Daring Bakers Challenge- Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs

This is my first DB Challenge. Meeta of What's for Lunch Honey and Tony of Tony Tahhan chose Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs. These were fairly simple and straight forward. After I made mine, I was concerned that they were too skinny and small, but after looking at some other's pictures, I guess they were ok. … Continue reading Daring Bakers Challenge- Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs


TWD- Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

I'm finally back to TWD! This week Amy of Food, Family, and Fun chose the Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte. Let me just first say I'm out of town and I'm without the following luxuries:8" springformfood processorplates and forks from this century- just kidding, mom! (kind of)Anyway, this was fun and easy to make. Without … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

The Octopus Cake

For my daughter's 1st birthday, I made her an octopus cake. That was her nickname for the first half of her life. I saw Pink Cake Box's and thought it was perfect for my little munchkin. I tweeked it a little. This was my first time carving cake. My (a LOT more artistic) dad helped … Continue reading The Octopus Cake


TWD Pass

I'll be here



My in-laws (all 20 of them) came in town this weekend for a week. I decided to make treats for them for when they got here today. I made sugar cookies from Confetti Cakes. I noticed something was a little off when the book said over four cups of flour for 2/3 c sugar and … Continue reading Treats


Dora cake

I made a Dora cake for sweet Natalie's 3rd birthday. It was my first time using gumpaste for figures and I'm hooked. It dries so perfectly unlike fondant (which I'm sure you other experienced cakers knew, but I didn't). It was a lot easier to work with, even though it start drying out fairly quickly. … Continue reading Dora cake