Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

The 27th Annual Possum Queen Contest in Litchfield

For the past 27 years on January 1st, The Possum Queen contest happens in Litchfield.
This was the cake I created this year to be donated.
All proceeds go to help those in need in the community.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dated Recipes

Have you made this or have any of you eaten this?

Several years ago my mother had given me a bag of recipes. Most hand written on sheets of paper some typed on index cards. Most dated before 1960 and all the recipes where to serve 30-50 people. They were given to her by a customer who's parent was a cook for a restaurant in Pittsburg N.H.
Boy have times changed and how cooks and bakers adapted to the times. Some of these recipes include: Prune whip (what), spam bake, Hot ham and macaroni loaf, pineapple fluff and my favorite "foamy sauce" served on top of cottage pie or steamed pudding.
Can you think of a past dessert or meal that is no longer served up today?

Please post,  I would love to hear of some crazy recipes you have come across.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Treats

Chocolate cake with Chocolate fudge frosting. Chocolate fondant decorations. 

Pumpkin pies and and a little apple.

Sugar cookie tray with a chocolate fondant turkey.

Mini apple pies-perfect!

Dutch apple pie

simple buttercream flowers

Alice in Wonderland themed cake

This was one of my favorite cakes to make. Lots of little detail really made this cake stand out. 
Both rolled fondant and buttercream was  used in covering this cake.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday..week in review

 Review of the past few weeks

Well its been a bit since my last post. With school activities and, part time work and trying to do my caking on the weekends...yup it has been hectic.

Heres what Ive been up to:

Quick and fun Easter Bunny cake. Super fun cake to make with the kids.
This was inspired from "Tracy Lau"I believe she created the original one I saw on pintrest.

Spring inspired birthday cake.

Tough cake for me. This 4 tier 4 layer cake filled with strawberry and cream proved to be a challenge especially in a warm kitchen!

I really enjoyed making this cake. Ive never done so many sculpted pieces for one cake.

Mavis I think was the tough one. All in all Im pretty proud of this one.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Weekend cake-Fireman's helmet and hose

I had so much fun making this Fireman's helmet cake.  The hardest part I think was the poured sugar for the helmet shield. I had to repeat the process 5 times. Although it isn't difficult making the melted sugar The first suggestion I would say is not to use canola spray like pam. This will leave a yellow tint to your sugar and if you want it to stay clear you're better off using crisco to grease your mold. In my case I used a cake pan and a triangle cookie cutter to make my design. The recipe I used was from . I didn't have a problem with the recipe it was how I made my mold.

The cake was a white cake with raspberry filling with buttercream frosting. The hat was made using a metal bowl then covered with fondant. The bottom tier was first covered with fondant then I made strips of fondant to look like a hose then painted on the dirt. The nozzle was made from rice crispy treats.

Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Possum Queen Cake

This was a definitely fun cake to make. 

My step dad assists every year in the set up of a local "Possum Queen Contest" which is held on 

News Years Day. This year he asked if I would like make and donate a cake.

All items donated go to a great cause. The money raised assists people in the community who are experiencing financial difficulties due to medical situations. 

This is my version of the "Possum Queen"not too shabby. 

Raspberry Cake

Raspberry Cake

Little Minis

Little Minis

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes