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Cakes March 7, 2012

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Chocolate buttercream iced german chocolate cake, covered in fondant with chocolate fondant petals.

German Chocolate Petal Cake – Chocolate buttercream iced german chocolate cake, covered in fondant with chocolate fondant petals.

Buttercream with Modeling Chocolate Accents

Mickie and Minnie – Buttercream iced cake with modeling chocolate ribbons and fondant accents and figurines provided by customer.

 

Fondant covered spiced apple cake with cream cheese filling and royal icing and fondant decorations

Topsy Turvy Halloween – Fondant covered apple spice cake with royal icing (first attempt at shadowed embroidery method) and fondant decorations.

 

Fondant covered cake with fondant ribbon (hand painted thread lines) and fondant/gum paste flower.

Pink Flower – Fondant covered cake with fondant ribbon (hand painted thread lines) and fondant/gum paste flower.

 

fondant covered white cake with lime dacquiri filling. Royal icing stringwork and gum paste flowers.

Flowers and Beads – fondant covered white cake with lime dacquiri filling. Royal icing stringwork and gum paste flowers.

 

Fondant covered cake with quilling (fondant/gum paste) style decorations.

Quilled Flowers – Fondant covered cake with quilling (fondant/gum paste) style decorations.

 

Buttercream icing with fondant accents

Black and Primary – Buttercream icing with buttercream and fondant accents.

 

Fondant covered cake with royal icing decorations.

Lambeth Practice – Fondant covered cake with royal icing decorations.

 

Buttercream iced white cake with strawberry filling and fondant accents.

Blue Summer – Buttercream iced white cake with strawberry filling and fondant accents.

 

Buttercream iced cake with fondant stripes and buttercream roses.

 

Buttercream iced cakes with piped buttercream accents and fondant decorations.

Stars and Glitter – Buttercream iced cakes with piped buttercream accents and fondant decorations.

 

Fondant covered gluten-free chocolate cake with cream cheese filling. Hand painted stripes and fondant accents.

Happy 18th – Fondant covered gluten-free chocolate cake with cream cheese filling. Hand painted stripes and fondant accents.

 

Buttercream basket weave with marzipan strawberries.

Strawberry Basket – Buttercream basket weave with marzipan strawberries.

 

Buttercream iced cake with royal icing flow decorations.

Summertime – Buttercream iced cake with royal icing flow decorations.

 

Fondant covered cake with black outlined flowers filled in with sponge painted accent colors.

Tiffany Inspired – Fondant covered cake with black outlined flowers filled in with sponge painted accent colors.

 

 

 

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing and fondant decorations. I had to cut the letters out by hand, tedious but I was really pleased with them!

Football Birthday – Carrot cake with cream cheese icing and fondant decorations. I had to cut the letters out by hand, tedious but I was really pleased with them!

 

Buttercream iced square cake airbrushed in gold. Royal icing flow decorations.

Golden Birthday – Buttercream iced square cake airbrushed in gold. Royal icing flow decorations.

 

Buttercream iced square cake airbrushed in gold. Royal icing flow decorations.

Skating Gold – Royal icing flow decorations.

 

Electric Guitar – buttercream iced chocolate cake with fondant guitar

 

Fondant covered sculpted cake with fondant accents.

UFO – Fondant covered sculpted cake with fondant accents.

 

This is a replica of my great-grandparents house, made for a family reunion.

Grandma’s House – This is a replica of my great-great-grandparents house, made for a family reunion.

 

Gananche covered chocolate cake with royal icing snowflakes and fondant snowmen.

Frosty – Gananche covered chocolate cake with royal icing snowflakes and fondant snowmen.

 

Buttercream iced cake with hand-painted fondant ornaments and white chocolate border.

Ornaments – Buttercream iced cake with hand-painted fondant ornaments and white chocolate border.

 

Square cupcakes with cream cheese toffee filling and orange buttercream. Coating chocolate decorations and silver dra

New Years Cupcakes – Square cupcakes with cream cheese toffee filling and orange buttercream. Coating chocolate decorations and silver dragees.

 

Cupcakes with buttercream icing and royal icing flow decorations.

Pokeball Cupcakes – Cupcakes with buttercream icing and royal icing flow decorations.

 

Desserts

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Morena Cherry & Frangipane Tart

 

Strawberry Cheesecake

 

Chocolate Chiffon Pie

 

Lemon Pastry Cream filled cream puffs with a chocolate drizzle

Lemon pastry cream filled cream puffs with a chocolate drizzle

 

Espresso brownie tart with espresso pastry cream and shaved chocolate garnish

Espresso brownie tart with espresso pastry cream and shaved chocolate garnish

 

 Moscata D’Asti mousse on a thin layer of almond financier cookie with an apricot gelee and honeyed almonds, paired with Villa Rosa Moscata D’Asti

  

lemon pastry cream topped with blackberry compote (with a pinch of lemon zest and fresh grated ginger) in a gingerbread crust garnished with a lemon balm leaf and a slice of candied ginger. Wine Pairing: Andrew Rich 2007 Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley

Lemon pastry cream topped with blackberry compote (with a pinch of lemon zest and fresh grated ginger) in a gingerbread crust garnished with a lemon balm leaf and a slice of candied ginger. Wine Pairing: Andrew Rich 2007 Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley

 

Individual serving carrot cakes with cream cheese icing and candied carrot garnish

Individual serving carrot cakes with cream cheese icing and candied carrot garnish

 

Mixed Berry Pie

 

Cardomom pear pavlova plated with raspberry and pear sauce and garnished with a chocolate ruffle

Cardomom pear pavlova plated with raspberry and pear sauce and garnished with a chocolate ruffle

 

 

Neopolitan Ice Cream Sandwich – Chocolate Pound Cake Base with frozen strawberry mousse, frozen mango mousse, and a chocolate wafer top. Garnished with fresh strawberries and whipped cream

 

White chocolate and dark chocolate chip bread pudding with Bailey's Irish Cream dipping sauce.

White chocolate and dark chocolate chip bread pudding with Bailey’s Irish Cream dipping sauce

 

Ginger-Orange Poached Pear with Orange Caramel Sauce and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Valentine’s Hearts – Strawberry sugar cookies iced in chocolate glaze and decorated with royal icing

 

Mini Fondue – chocolate sauce, vanilla sauce, and skewers of orange pound cake, fresh fruit, and marshmallows

 

Goat Cheese and Candied Bacon Tart in a Walnut Crust served with Pierre Chainier Sparkling Rose’ Seduction (silly name, yummy wine). Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture that really shows the tart, but it was so delicious that I had to include it here

 

S’mores Tic Tac Toe – Graham Cracker Cake with a hint or orange and a marshmallow layer covered in chocolate ganache, with marshmallow Xs and Os

 

Lime cheesecake in candied lemon peels with mango curl roses

 Lime cheesecake in candied lemon peels with mango curl roses

 

Root beer mousse layered with root beer cake and whipped cream with a tuille cookie straw

Root beer mousse layered with chocolate root beer cake and whipped cream with a tuille cookie straw (I’ve since learned that it’s best not to embellish the rims of plates)

 

Pulled sugar bowl for ice cream with a plated dessert 

 

Gluten-Free Deliciousness February 25, 2012

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Three apple varieties baked together in caramely buttery goodness. Rice flour blend crust with an almond flour streusel topping.

Three apple varieties baked together in caramely buttery goodness. Rice flour blend crust with an almond flour and oats streusel topping.

 

These were made for a bbq and most of the kids there chose these over the "regular" buns. Made with a blend of rice flours, chickpea flour, and tapioca flour.

These were made for a bbq and most of the kids there chose these over the “regular” buns. Made with a blend of rice flours, chickpea flour, and tapioca flour.

 

GF White Cake with ganache and dacquois (almond meringue) filling and a ganache icing.

 

GF Bagels made with an all-purpose flour blend. Everything bagels, plain, and cheddar.

GF Bagels made with an all-purpose flour blend. Everything bagels, plain, and cheddar.

 

Banana-pineapple-chocolate chip bread made with a rice flour, corn startch, and teff blend.

Banana-pineapple-chocolate chip bread made with a rice flour, corn starch, and teff blend.

 

Zimtstern - traditional German Christmas cookies made with almond meal, egg whites, and cinnamon.

Zimtsterne – traditional German Christmas cookies made with almond meal, egg whites, and cinnamon.

 

Buttery, flaky poppy seed-topped biscuits made with spelt flour.

Buttery, flaky poppy seed-topped biscuits made with spelt flour. These made delicious ham and swiss sliders with a honey-mustard-brown sugar glaze.

 

 Dacquois - Chocolate Iced almond meal meringues layered with spiced caramel buttercream filling, finished with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Dacquois – Chocolate Iced almond meal meringues layered with spiced caramel buttercream filling, finished with a dusting of powdered sugar.

 

GF Chocolate 18th Birthday Cake - experiementing a little, this was a recipe I found that uses pureed black beans in place of flour. I added in some espresso powder with the cocoa to amp up the flavor a little and all of the teenagers present loved it.

GF Chocolate 18th Birthday Cake – experimenting a little, this was a recipe I found that uses pureed black beans in place of flour. I added in some espresso powder with the cocoa to amp up the flavor a little and all of the teenagers present loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breads February 22, 2012

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Braided Egg Bread

 

Croissants

 

Croissant

 

 

Whole grain sunflower bread

Whole grain sunflower bread

 

 

Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

 

 

Fougasse

 

 

Feta and Dill Filled Braided Wheat Bread

 

 

Irish Soda Bread

 

 

Decorative platter and roses made from rye dough

Decorative platter and roses made from rye dough

 

Rye dough heart platter

Rye dough heart platter