I was scrolling through photos of things I made earlier this year when I saw these chocolate-drizzled cookies I baked last February. These cookies are slightly different from typical cookies in that vegetable oil is used instead of butter and they are sweetened with corn syrup instead of sugar. I liked them well enough, but if I had to choose, I would prefer these cookies I posted earlier. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Just a quick update, many thanks to Notes on the Road for the wonderful write-up. Much appreciated!
Making this blue mannequin cake was akin to playing with paper dolls as a kid. I found it quite enjoyable, to say the least. If only for the amusement I derived from making it, the effort was well worth it for me. It is a rather elaborate way of decorating three cupcakes and a couple of cake rounds, and the most it can serve is two, maybe three. It would well serve as a centerpiece. It’s the kind of cake I would make for a friend, as a fancy way of giving an individual cake portion or a couple of frosted cupcakes. My earlier mannequin cakes, the pink mannequin cake and the chocolate mannequin cake, required thicker cake layers. Continue reading
You can have your cake and eat it too, and might as well throw in the vegetables while you’re at it with this carrot cake. With four cups of finely grated carrots it almost qualifies as health food; almost, but it is cake after all, and a treat, so I better not get carried away touting the benefits of carrots in a cake. Continue reading
Sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving staple in my house. This casserole is made from fresh sweet potatoes, and topped with pralines and marshmallows that make it even more scrumptious. I once thought I would use canned sweet potatoes just to save on time, but I found it too syrupy. Fresh sweet potatoes can be found in the produce section and are really inexpensive. Moreover, Continue reading