One thing I have been doing lately is taking lousy pictures! I think in part it is due to my baking in the evening and having no natural light to shoot with.
ANYWAY, I have, however been super busy. As usual, baking up a storm.
A few recent orders:
A Completely UN-VEGAN flan I made for Southside Tattoos staff xmas party dinner thing. I have never in my life made flan before. That being said, it came out pretty well, as far as people said! I also thought it looked pretty after being taken out of the mold and put on this plate. The most fun was dry caramelizing sugar. It is very illustrative of the science that takes place in the cooking process, where you actually SEE proof of the compounds breaking down into their parts. Maybe that’s a little TOO nerdy of me.
yep. holiday flan! fun!
(and back to vegan stuffs….)
Next, a Bike themed cake for Kirk’s birthday. Design, of course, stolen from a traffic sign. It was chocolate cake with chocolate mocha icing. YUM! Quite a caffeine kick in it too. And we all know how I love my coffee….mmm….
One more…A Unicorn cake for my friend Liz’s daughter Mia. I really thought I’d gotten in over my head trying to draw a unicorn on a cake. Seeing as how my artistic talent is pretty much limited to cakes, I wasn’t sure I could pull this off. My plan was actually to find an awesome unicorn figure for the top, but I ended up deciding to go for it anyway. I was actually pretty psyched at how it turned out. I thought it was cute in a cartooney sort of way. And I really liked the colors.
Unfortunately, as I mentioned…photos at 6am before the sun rises do NOT do well in my house! Ignore the poor photo quality and focus on how delicious a chocolate cake with strawberry filling must be!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa or any other holiday you may have celebrated. I also wish you all the best for the coming year. I, for one, have high hopes for it as far as we are ALL concerned!
Happy Celebrating, Happy Baking!