Tag Archives: chocolate

Birthday Celebrations

27 May

This past week was the birthday celebration of a beloved neighbor. Per request, I made a white birthday cake with chocolate frosting (all from scratch of course), and had my first attempt at writing with colored icing. It was extremely difficult, especially since it was essentially butter (so healthy, right?). After a little bit of a scramble with some awkward lettering, the cake shaped up quite nicely. It was so delicious I don’t think I’ll ever feel satisfied with store-bought or cake mix-cake ever again.

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There’s nothing better than a puffy white cake waiting to be frosted with rich, homemade chocolate frosting.

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The final product (with the help of my sidekick Paris) was a cutely decorated cake with lots of sentiment.

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Back to Basics

26 Apr

So it’s been a while. School has kept me quite busy. I found a babysitting gig and the kiddos are über cute. The girls and I decided to make some good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies to pass the time. As a kid, I always loved being the lead baker in a cooking endeavor. Nervously,I let kids take over my key role in the kitchen. There were no fires, no explosions, no tears, and no injuries. On top of all that the cookies were fantastic!

We enjoyed the cookies as my duty as babysitter came to an end for the day. Job well done girls!

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Cranberry Chocolate Tart

4 Dec

This pie is phenomenal.  It is inexplicably delicious; it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart. This is the perfect holiday dessert and is guaranteed to be a favorite!

New traditions are being made.

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Semi-sweet baking chocolate.  Nuff said

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Frosted cranberries to go on top of the pie. 🙂 Makes me think of Christmas.  I kept this part till the end so I could put the warm cranberries on top of the pie as soon as they came out of the oven.

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The finished product!!!