Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Diet Pepsi Cake

I made this cake for my husbands co-worker's Birthday. She LOVES drinking diet coke. I always see one on her desk when I visit the office, so we knew this would be a great theme for her cake. This is my first cake that I have ever carved. It is one white cake, cut in half and then stacked on top of eachother and filled with strawberry filling.

Chili Relleno

For Valentines day this year I made my husband Chili Relleno and fried rice. He LOVES anything spicy and always loves eating this at restuarants. So, I thought I would give it a try and they were easier than expected and tasted great! Next time I would like to find a recipe with sauce that covers the chili and I am going to use a white cheese instead of cheddar.

12 Anaheim chile peppers, charred and peeled
1 pound Cheddar cheese, cut into strips
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour for coating

1.Remove seeds and membranes from peppers. Stuff each pepper with a strip of cheese.
2.In a small bowl combine milk, the 1 cup flour, egg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and canola oil; mix well to make a batter.
3.Pour enough oil in heavy frying pan to reach 1 inch in depth and heat over medium-high heat. Roll each pepper in the remaining flour and dip in the batter. Fry until lightly browned on both sides.

Card Ideas: Birthday and Thank You

I love making my own cards for people. I do not own any of the new machines that people use, I always just use glue, paper and scissors. So, they are not perfect but I love making them. The one on the left is a birthday card and the one on the right is a Thank you card.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Traveling cake

I made this cake for my husband's co-worker's birthday. She loves to travel, so my husband helped me think of a theme, and this is what we decided on. It is a butter cake with cream cheese almond filling and covered in fondant. This was my second time making a 3d person.