Yes, frosting. The final defense of the dying.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ever: Tardis Mug!!!

We baked the cake the night before the 14th because I had to work in the morning of Valentine’s Day. The cake was nice and moist and we did substitute the two tbs of shortening with 2 tbs of butter instead! It was fun to make this cake! Unfortunately my boyfriend and I decided to each take a quarter piece and take it to work with us to share…We love baking but we share the calories when we can.

;-)

Thanks!

A copy of the recipe can be found on delish.com

The story of my boyfriend and I
nothinglastsforever-notevendeath:

Piece was never an Option!

The story of my boyfriend and I

nothinglastsforever-notevendeath:

Piece was never an Option!

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Huge fan of Doctor Who!!!! Hrm…where can I snatch one up?

bakewithavengeance:

Does your cookie jar do this? Seriously, you guys, Wifey got me the BEST Christmas gifts. More coming soon!

My boyfriend gave me Baked’s first book for my birthday! As we were looking through Baked: New Frontiers in Baking we came across the Red Hot Velvet Cake recipe and decided that was going to be our Valentine’s day cake!!! Super excited to make it! 

My boyfriend gave me Baked’s first book for my birthday! As we were looking through Baked: New Frontiers in Baking we came across the Red Hot Velvet Cake recipe and decided that was going to be our Valentine’s day cake!!! Super excited to make it! 

My Simple Birthday Cake

I wanted a get together with my family for my birthday and I wanted it to be simple. So I thought Coffee and Cake right? My Filipino mother then created a whole spread when I arrived with a cake!  Anyway, not relevant.  My boyfriend baked me the Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Marscapone and Chocolate from foodnetwork.com. 

Since there was about 20 people showing up, we decided on a sheet cake instead of the normal round layer cake. More topping/frosting for cake ratio!

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix

Crunch:

  • 1 cup (about 4 1/2-ounces) hazelnuts, toasted and skinned
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

Filling:

Topping:

For the cake:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter and flour 2 (8-inch) cake pans. Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions. Divide the batter between the 2 cake pans and bake according to package instructions. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

For the Crunch:

Place the toasted nuts close together in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the sugar mixture until dissolved. Bring to a boil and let cook until the sugar is light brown, about 8 minutes. Let the bubbles subside then pour the caramelized sugar over the nuts. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and let the sugar nut mixture cool until hard, about 30 minutes. When the sugar nut mixture is hard and cool, top with another piece of parchment paper and pound into small pieces, or place the sugar nut mixture on a cutting board and cut into small pieces. Set aside.

For the filling:

Put the mascarpone cheese, cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer whip the cream mixture to soft peaks. Fold the Crunch mixture into the whipped cream.

For the topping:

Place the chocolate, sugar and zest in a food processor. Process the mixture until the chocolate is finely ground.

To assemble the cake:

Put 1 cake on a serving plate. Top with 1-inch of the whipped cream crunch mixture. Top with the second layer of cake and continue frosting the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream crunch mixture. Sprinkle the top and sides of the cake with the ground chocolate. Serve.

The Highlight of My Quebec Adventure!

Mille Feuille! Uber Orgiastic, I say! Première Moisson (First Harvest) had the best bread and dessert selection in the world!!!!!! We visited the location at the Jean Talon market for a break from buying fresh produce.

I am no longer a Mille Feuille virgin!

And that’s the other reason I enjoy baking: it’s an extension of love. Rarely do you bake soley for yourself; it’s normally to share with people who are special to you.

Edd Kimber, The Boy Who Bakes (via cookie-mountain)

MIЯRORS: Butter! Better! Design

Now only if they can make it for a pound of butter to go!

themorningcolor:

ButterBetter1.jpg

 

Designer: Yeongkeun Jeong
Location: Seoan-si, South Korea
Category: Packaging
Award: Runner-Up


Butter! Better!

Butter! Better! is a new and convenient way to take your butter on the go. This functional, single serving has a knife built right into the disposable packaging so you can…

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Baking is part science, part stoneground milling and part river-running romance. But it’s not the romance that will keep your baking consistently good, it’s the science.

I hate it when people describe skin as being “butter soft”

ikanii:

I’m always like “calm the fuck down there Paula Dean.”

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