What’s Halloween without black and white? What’s more fun than dressing up for Halloween, getting the table set up for a little spooky fun! Its time for pumpkins, its time for for fall, its time to get dressed for a Halloween Masquerade Ball. Pumpkin all dressed up for a Halloween Masquerade Ball! Halloween is the perfect occasion to unleash your imagination in the kitchen and whip up some devilishly good desserts. With all the spooky sweets to choose from, this 3D Pumpkin Spice Cake was not my original plan, I was inspired by the pumpkins at the farmers market we usually go to on the weekends. My family is not a big fan of pumpkin, so I thought I’d disguise this years dessert with a shape of a pumpkin. Since it is my first time with fondant I was a little hesitant but I finally got enough courage to try using fondant to cover my cake Though it was almost too pretty to eat, I served the cake to my family and it was a hit! With delicious flavor combinations and gorgeous presentation, this 3D Pumpkin Spice Cake recipe may just convince you to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. That is if you haven’t already ……….. Happy Halloween! Click for recipe 3D Pumpkin Spice Cake
HAPPY THANKSGIVING….Here’s a solution to that age-old Thanksgiving question of what kind of pie to make: make a cheesecake. Cheesecake is beloved by all. Whats better than combining two desserts into one? Not very much…If you love cannoli (which all Italians do) and you love cheesecake, this is for you! Impress family and friends with this delicious dessert. This creamy cheesecake has all the flavors of a classic Italian cannoli: a ricotta filling studded with chocolate chips and orange zest, garnished with filled mini pumpkin spice cannolis and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Recipe: Cannoli Cheesecake
Happy Mother’s Day to a woman with care, affection, sacrifice and a lot more is described with the name “Mother”. We celebrate her presence on Mother’s Day. We are here now because of our mother, who sacrificed her life for our growth and welfare. She is the most beautiful woman in the world and what better way to say I love you Mom than with flowers (or a Flower Cake). Mother’s Day will be celebrated all over the world and on this Spring day it always brings to mind endless profusion of bright flowers that add a stylish, colorful touch to any Mother’s Day cake designs. I decided to make chocolate petals from melted red chocolate candy melts to make my flower and a strawberry sponge cake filled with custard and fresh strawberry whipped cream. Frosted with real whipped cream and added a few Sixlets as decoration. A Mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique. Wishing my Mom and to all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!
Each year I try to come up with a creative dessert and more often than not, I’ll end up baking a cake. This year I baked a log cake (who says you can have a log cake only for Christmas) Easter is a wonderful holiday, to me it represents everything new, fresh and bright. Spring has arrived, the flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing and the energy in the air seems to be one of happiness and hope. I decided to put in as many soft pastel colors to show the memories I had growing up around Easter time. As a child my Easter mornings were spent at church and then followed with a big celebration meal and of course our chocolate Easter eggs. This EasterLogCake will shine brightly on any dessert table. Using edible garnishes and decadent chocolate ganache, the cake is made to resemble a tiny tree log. For something so impressive, this recipe actually starts off pretty simple. A basic cake is baked in a jelly roll pan before being rolled up with chocolate ganache and white chocolate pudding. Cut into this cake to reveal a festive swirl, but the real fun part comes with decoration! These cute little figurines are made of Marzipan (all edible) Add a little dash of magic to your baking and make a EasterLogCake its a new take on the traditional yule log and a great alternative to a traditional round cake! HAPPY EASTER!!
Recipe at EasterLogCake
It’s the month of hearts and the color red, and nothing says Valentine’s Day like a French dessert shaped in a big heart. Paris-Brest is a classic French dessert that was created in 1891 to commemorate the Paris-Brest bicycle race. Classically, the pastry is piped in the shape of a bicycle wheel. Mine is piped in the shape of a heart in honor of Valentine’s Day. Normally creme patisserie with praline is used for Paris-Brest but I used Chantilly cream with vanilla pudding for a lighter taste. Cream Puffs are always one of those desserts that impress everybody. It’s very French and, therefore, very sophisticated in the eyes of many. But the reality is that cream puffs are incredibly simple to make once you have a good recipe on hand like my valentineparis-brest recipe. This is a showstopper dessert, a filled pastry shaped into a heart – the very essence of Paris’ romance all in one delicious treat! There are so many flavors and textures at work in this simple pastry. Crunchy toasted almonds, spongy/chewy pastry, rich but light vanilla Chantilly cream.
If you have waited for the last minute to make your Valentine’s Day dessert, this is the perfect confection, it truly is simpler than you think, give it a try I promise you will love it. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Wow, another year is coming to a close. It’s crazy how fast time flies and that 2016 is on it’s way out and 2017 is knocking on the door. Start off the new year on a sweet note with Raffaello Roll Cake. Raffaello cake is inspired by the Ferrero Raffaello confection. If you like Raffaello almond coconut candies then you won’t be able to resist this delicious roll cake that only requires 15 minutes cooking time. This coconut cake Raffaello will just melt in your mouth with every bite. A soft and moist cake made with almonds, coconut, wafer pieces all blended in a whipped cream with cream cheese filling. Cakes created for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day can be as intricate or simple as you envision in order to celebrate the holiday in style. As we all know New Year’s Eve comes very fast after Christmas celebrations and often it seems like a great deal of work to make another cake! Just keep in mind even a very simple design idea can create a unique and memorable cake to help count down the year.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
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Nothing says Christmas more than these Individual Meringue Nests. Whether they are topped with different types of cream or fresh berries or my favorite sugaredcranberries. , they just added the final Christmas touch. Making these mini meringue nests is no more difficult than baking one big shell. I used the top of a glass to trace circles on parchment paper, then flipped the paper over and started piping in the circle filling completely. With this recipe you end up with eight mini nests; each makes a dessert just right for one person. These mini nests are a showstopping meringue dessert and the best part is they melt in your mouth!
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