it’s my braintwin/best friend/best partner ever’s birthday today!
either way she’s turning twenty-two, so she’s getting really old. which means there’s a swiftly closing window of how much longer she will be attractive, but i am pretty sure i will continue to love her nonetheless.
sooo, i made her some cupcakes! which she won’t be able to eat because she lives in england and i live free, but it’s the thought that counts. just so she knows that i am celebrating her existence over here, as well. with cake and nutella, as she would want me to!
i love you, loreh, and i hope you have a wonderful birthday <3
white frosted: blue creme of vanilla cake with vanilla meringue frosting
brown frosted: blue creme of vanilla cake with nutella icing (which i have dubbed “the lorena”)
so, i made poffins (also known as ‘pokemon food’)!
courtesy of the recipe by gourmet gaming
the only things that i changed was that i put twice as much yeast in mine, and left out the bread flour. i found that they puffed up much better when i used all purpose, because the gluten in the bread flour wasn’t sticking them down and making them dense
i also filled it with cream cheese and homemade blueberry jam, because it just seemed more nutritious for a working pokemon (or pokemaster)
and while i do not like the new generation of pokemon, and this is not the pokefood i grew up with- they are pretty freaking delicious
my mom is actually making me make them every week, so she can eat them before work.
so thank you to those at gourmet gaming for the recipe, and be sure to check out that blog! i love it!
apple pie dumpling with homemade caramel sauce
just something i tried one night to see if i could do it. it’s very time consuming, but i think it’s totally worth it!
let me know if you guys want the recipe. it’s too long to type up just for the sake of it, but if anyone’s interested then i would be glad to share.
dark chocolate covered marshmallows
so i made these yesterday and gave them out at my mom’s work
because i am generous and all that
and also because i love valentines day- and why not start the celebrations as early as possible?
i’m thinking about maybe trying to sell them to my facebook friends, but i am so horrible at sales it’s ridiculous.
kissed wild mulberry pie
so i made this today because i was bored, and needed to make a dent in my frozen mulberry reserve before the spring comes and we go out to get more.
i call it ‘kissed mulberry’ because mulberries have really small, thick stems that don’t break down in cooking, and it’s really time consuming to go and snip all of them off- so to get rid of them i clip off the stem from each individual berry with my front teeth, so it feels and looks like i’m kissing them. any germs that it transfers die in the sugar syrup bath that’s about ten degrees hotter than mordor, so it’s all good.
each of the leaves were cut out with a knife. other than that, nothing too fancy- but i’m really proud of how it turned out.
some rose cupcakes i made today
it has rose flavored cake, infused with candied rose petals
then it’s topped with rose & mint flavored meringue icing (it’s actually a light mint green color because there’s some chemical reaction that goes on between the rose tea that i used for flavoring and the base of the egg whites- it’s actually super neat to watch!)
the decorations are a bunch of miniature roses made with homemade mint-flavored marshmallow fondant, dusted with sea green food-grade glitter, and then topped with cinnamon candies and chocolate crunchies.
i even put some of them in these neat rose-bouquet cups that i found in the baking aisle of walmart.
i’m actually quite proud of them. they taste even more delicious than they look- really very delicate and fresh!
they look like they’re ready to be served at a wedding or a garden party.
my halloween cupcakes this year! i’m actually quite proud of how they came out. they’re exactly what i expected!
decorations are: a blood-splattered rat, a brain, a rat eating a brain, and just plain blood-splattered
cake: devilish spicy red chocolate cinnamon
frosting: maple butter cream
decorations: homemade marshmallow fondant brain infused with mini cinnamon candies, gummi rats, and grenadine mixed with powdered sugar for blood