Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Guitar walk through

To start this cake I baked 2 sheet cakes. The we made a template out of cardstock and cut out the cake from the pan. After getting one cut we preped it for filling and filled it with the fillings.

After this we added the next layer of cake and gave it it's crumb coat.

To cover the cake with fondant. I cut out the template in my fondant and laid it over the cake. Then I covered the sides with another color of fondant. ( ignore my child playing with a knife in the background.. I assure you it was removed from him quickly..)

I molded the tuners with fondant.

Then add the rest of the features using more card stock templates.

The strings are icing.

Baby bum Cake Tutorial

Here we go. This will be my first cake tutorial so bare with me if it's not that clear... :)

Baby bum covered with fondant. I just baked a normal cake in a round metal bowl, iced and covered it in fondant. I also cut away the sides a little so that the legs could fit in.

Place the bum on the cake. Be sure and put in dowels or wide straws to support the cake.

The feet and legs I molded out of rice krispies. I molded the feet to look like a kidney bean..

The feet and legs covered in fondant. After I covered the feet I took a sculpting tool and made impressions in the feet to make them look more lifelike. I also add little ruffles to the diaper.

Added the fondant blanket and decorations and it's done!!


We were at a friends house the other day and they had made this delicious Snicker doodles. I was more than impressed. For one mine are always horrible and so I was excited when she gave me her recipe! Here you all go! These are great I suggest comparing to your own recipe!

One good tip with this kind of cookie is; bake until they are just barely, barely tan. If you over cook these they will be hard! So pay close attention!

Also some people say that you can use baking powder in place of your cream of tartar. I wouldn't recommend this. I believe it makes your cookies to hard.

Snicker Doodles
Cream Together:
1c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
Beat in:
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Then stir in:
2 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar ( works better than using baking powder)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes!

Easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Enjoy!!

*Thanks to the Hatch's for this great recipe!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BBQ Chicken & Cheddar Foil Dinners

The other day I was trying to search out a yummy new HEALTHY recipe. This is what I settled for. I found it on the Calorie King website. They are very easy and quick to make plus they are pretty yummy! It was also something fun to mix the normal swing of things in the winter! But it made us long for summer and campfire cooking!

BBQ Chicken & Cheddar Foil Dinner

  • 3 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb)
  • 2 small unpeeled red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Place a foil sheet, approximately 12 x 12 inches, on a work surface. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the barbecue sauce in the center of the foil sheet. Place one chicken breast half over barbecue sauce and spread another teaspoon of sauce over chicken. Top with a quarter of the potato, bell pepper and onion. Sprinkle with a little of the salt and pepper.

Fold foil in half to cover contents; make narrow folds along edges to seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients to assemble three more packets. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.

Open foil packets with scissors and carefully pull back edges (contents may be very hot). Sprinkle a quarter of the cheese over the top of each chicken breast half and return to oven, unsealed, for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. With a spatula, transfer the contents of each packet onto individual serving plates, if desired.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Cookies

This weeks recipe is as you might have already guessed, Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Cookies! I absolutely love Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. So, I thought that this would be a good mix to things! The craisins and white chocolate go so well together, they are just to die for! My oatmeal cookie recipe is from a family cookbook that I have so I'm not sure where it comes from but I'm thankful for it. The best part of oatmeal cookies is that they are so chewy. The BEST!
Oatmeal craisin white chocolate cookies

1c butter
1c sugar
1c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
2c oats
1pkg white chocolate chips
1c craisins

* Mix the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla until creamy. Blend together the flour salt, soda and baking powder and add to the butter mixture. Add the oats, chocolate chips and craisins. Oven temp- 350 degrees. For 8-11 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!