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This Sunday I had in mind that I would finish a lot of the stuff in refrigerator, like ½ can of cranberries and ½ can of crushed pineapple. So, in an effort to not let the food spoil; I was never a fan of it and specially now with the tough economic times, I hate to see any food go to waste, I decided to bake some yummy desserts and have it for the week. And, to add to it, I also wanted to bake some nice homemade wheat bread.

So, I got my baking gadgets and started my adventure. First, was the wheat bread; just because while it set I was able to work on the pineapple cupcakes. Then, secondly, I worked on the cranberry chocolate chip bar. The recipe was from the can of cranberry and the pineapple cupcake was this medium size pink cupcake recipe book I have. I added a few more things like roasted coconut flakes and added moist with condensed milk glaze.

All I can say is that it all turned out delicious, again! I am so proud of myself; I was never interested in any kitchen activities until about 2 years ago. So, it’s true that people can really change! Baking became one of my favorite hobbies. Also, I have to say that my husband inspired me to start learning about cooking as well. Now, he can’t complain even if he gets fat LOL!!!

pineapple coconut cupcake

pineapple coconut cupcake

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cramberry chocolate chip bar

cramberry chocolate chip bar

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These are just a few pictures of my test kitchen in last few weeks. Ah, I am lazy and take pictures with my phone, not a real camera. Then, email myself, edit a few things and post on the blog. Even though the pictures are not the best, I can assure you the chocolate torte and stacked cookie were both yummy and delicious!

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Happy Veltines Day Honney! Brownie Heart
Happy Valentines Day Honey! Brownie Heart

I made a chocolate brownie, heart shape of course, for my husband and a nice gift. I got this beautiful 24 k gold rose! Hopping everyone can have a great Valentines Day and enjoy your loved one 😉 

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Well, I guess when you are 30 something, or more like late 30’s you enjoy a Saturday night in and even better, a Baking Saturday night in!!! At least last night was what I felt like. Around 7 pm I had the urge to bake a wheat bread, my first time aking bread and I never thought I would like. But, I found an easy recipe at http://www.tammysrecipes.com/homemade_wheat_bread and decided to try. At first, I was like hum I have to let it set twice, once for 40 min then for 30 min, it would be to late by the time it was done. But, no, it worked out perfect, because I also decided to a Super Bowl Brownie for my husband. So, in between bread dough resting time, I was working on the Super Bowl brownie.

Super Bowl Brownie XLIII

Super Bowl Brownie XLIII

I am not much of bread maker fan but since I have a bag of whole wheat flour I decided to to make some wheat bread, and it came out delicious, just like the picture on the original recipe site. It taste really clean and fresh. I love it! I might just keep trying different breads now; we’ll see. I know I will make at least two more loafs to finish the wheat flour. Check out my beauty…

Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

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Cake Slide Show

Spiced Cocoa Apple Cake

Spiced Cocoa Apple Cake

Strawberry Cake  - Veil Cake with Fondant

Strawberry Cake - Veil Cake with Fondant

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Miami Dolphin Cake  - Chocolate

Miami Dolphin Cake - Chocolate

Dooney & Burke Purse Cake - Vanila & Chocolate Chip

Dooney & Burke Purse Cake - Vanilla & Chocolate Chip

Purse Cake Slice

Purse Cake Slice

D&G  Purse Cake

D&G Purse Cake

 

Flower Basket - Orange Cake with Riyal Icing Flowers & Buttercream Icing

Basket Weave Cake - Orange Cake with Royal Icing Flowers & Buttercream Icing

Basket Weave Cake Slice

Basket Weave Cake Slice

Basket Weave Cake

Basket Weave Cake

 

Chocolate Cake with Fondant

Chocolate Cake with Fondant

Betty Boop Wild Cake

Betty Boop Wild Garden Cake

Rich Chocolate Mousse

Rich Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Mini Eclairs

Mini Eclairs

Cream Puffs & Fruit Tarts

Cream Puffs & Fruit Tarts

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Rose Cake

Rose Cake - Chocolate with Coconut

Cupcakes with Irich Cream Buttercream icing & Fondant Pink Ribbon

Cupcakes with Irich Cream Buttercream icing & Fondant Pink Ribbon

Mini Cupcakes

Mini Cupcakes

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Marzipan Carrots

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Marzipan Carrots

Carrot Cake Slice

Carrot Cake Slice

Yellow Cake with buttercream icing

Yellow Cake with buttercream icing

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Well, well, it’s only a week after I made my first purse cake and I just made another one! I recall myself saying I would not do another purse cake anytime soon; it’s just a lot of work. But, I could not refuse the order; mostly b/c I do enjoy making these fun cakes and getting people’s reactions! The money is okay, I gave my hairdresser a deal holding on her promise to advertise my cakes in her salon.

This one is a D&G purse cake and it’s brown, but the chocolate fondant sags a little and bubbled up here and there but it looks real. And, this time around, the cake is even better than the first time – I made sure it completely cooled over night wrapped in plastic to keep its moisture.

The handle was done last Sunday just so it was totally dry and hard – I still need to deliver it to her salon and I will have to drive at 20 miles/hr to make sure nothing cracks OMG it would be disaster, after all that work. Yes, it takes either almost an entire day or two night of work.

All worth it! I am sure they birthday girl will love it and be totally surprised. I got to make sure I have picture from her reaction.

Here it is, in all of its glory 😉

D&G Purse Cake

D&G Purse Cake

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I had to cut the D&B purse cake – the fondant sweet aroma all over my kitchen; it was saying eat me, eat me 😉

Purse Cake cut in half

Purse Cake cut in halfSlice of a Purse Cake

Slice of a Purse Cake

Slice of a Purse Cake

 

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