Sunday, June 9, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

This recipe comes from Lindsay Ann over at The Dollhouse Bake Shoppe. If you haven't checked out her site please do. She is simply fabulous.

oops I forgot in the picture to add Vanilla

1 cup water 
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons of light corn syrup. If you like your syrup thinner you can omit this all together.
3/4 unsweetend cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
Place all ingredients except the vanilla-into to a medium size saucepan. Stir well so everything is well incorporated.  Bring to a low boil while stirring occasionally. Allow to boil approximately 3-5 minutes. Make sure all the sugar is dissolved. 
Once it becomes to the thickness you like remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Once cooled add vanilla and stir.
I placed mine in a mason jar but you could put it into any container with a lid and refrigerate.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Day5,6,7 & 8-30 Day Snap Challenge

Well I havent been so good about keeping up with my 30 day challenge. Actually I've taking pictures it's just finding the time at the end of day to post. So excuse the random shots but Im putting them all on at once.

Oh Holly Bolly- She's a pretty pup. Just love her. Day 5

Not much flowering in our garden this year it's been so darn rainy.
Day 6
 The lonely swing set. My kids are getting too old to play with her. She sits in the back yard getting moldy and mossy. "Sniffle" Day 7

This is one of favorite. My son decided to do an
experiment with a white flower and food food
coloring. So pretty with the blue tips.
Day 8.

As part of the 30 Day Snap ( here is my pic of the day. 
A package of doughnuts Im giving to my favorite ladies at my local library.

Enjoy a Doughnut wherever you are.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Day 2-30 Day Snap Challenge

Well - I got in too late last night to post my pic for day 2 Snap Challenge but here it is. I worked on this pretty white cake for an end of year school party. Simple white is always nice but this one had to get dressed up for the party. 

Great simple recipe for American Buttercream

4 Cups sifted powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 sticks unsalted butter
pinch of salt
3-4 Tablespoons milk
Beat butter well
add sifted sugar 1 cup at a time
add milk, salt and vanilla
Depending of the consistency you are looking for you may need a little more or a little less milk.

Day 3-30 Day Snap Challenge
Here is my 3rd pic that I forgot to post yesterday of my finished cake.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day 1 of the 30 Day Snap Challenge

Day 1

I do quite a bit of baking and today I happen to be making strawberry filling for danishes and cakes. I usually freeze my batches to use later.  When I think of Strawberries I think of summer . 
check out Sprinkle of Glitter the 30 day snap

Monday, June 3, 2013

30 Day Snap Challenge

My daughter just turned me on this blog site  Very cute, she has some really lovely ideas and a great place for inspiration.
As for me I found her 30 day snap challenge an inspiration for me to really take a look at what I do everyday. Thanks.  Maybe you'd like to give it a try. Check it out.

Raspberry Cake

Raspberry Cake

Little Minis

Little Minis

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes

Chocolate Valentine Cupcakes