Saturday, August 16, 2014

Birthday Cake

My niece...she's such a silly little character. She turned 4 this year and I am delighted to make her a birthday cake. I made her a 8" two layer vanilla cake with pink, purple & yellow rosettes. I attempted to utilize the colors from Dora the Explorer.









#vanilla #cake #buttercream #rosettes #sweetandsavorytastings #desserts #sweets





Monday, August 11, 2014

Banana Pudding Cake

Now you can have your banana pudding and your cake at the same time without that guilty feeling of returning to the dessert table twice.  A banana pudding cake gives you this option. The vanilla cake is three layers with the vanilla pudding and bananas as a filling. The cake is frosted with stabilized whip cream and garnished with vanilla wafer cookies. This is what I call a two-for-one type of deal.

The cake does have to be refrigerated due to the bananas being in the filling and made with fresh whip cream.





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Monday, August 4, 2014

Banana Pudding

Have you ever wanted to have banana pudding at your event but wanted a classier way to display your desserts...now you can. These dessert cups are cute and can transform your dessert table from blah to gorgeous. With these dessert cups your dessert can be properly displayed showing all of its layers. In this dessert cup there is a layer of crushed vanilla wafers...then a layer of pudding...with a layer of bananas going all the way to the top then finally garnished with whip cream and a vanilla wafer.


A nice ribbon can also be tied around the dessert cup to match any theme.

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Mini Vanilla Bean Trifle


This is a mini vanilla bean cheesecake trifle. On the bottom there's crushed graham crackers then a layer of vanilla bean cheesecake...the dessert cup is alternatively layered with these two components until the top is reached. On the very top there's a dollop of homemade whip cream and slightly mascerated strawberries.

These type of mini desserts are perfect for sweet tables as some may call dessert bar for any event. These little desserts are also perfect for date night.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Graduation / Trunk Party


I had the pleasure of doing the cake table for a recent high school graduate going off to college. I had to utilize the high school colors of royal blue, silver, white and gold. I baked a 9 x 13 single layer vanilla cake with buttercream. I applied an edible image on top of the cake of a graduation cap. I also provided cupcakes and cake push pops in vanilla with buttercream and vanilla with chocolate buttercream. I then adorned the top of the cupcakes, cake push pops, and cake with graduation vanilla candy mold in royal blue.

















#graduation #vanilla #cake #chocolate #buttercream #sweetandsavorytastings #desserts #sweets

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Naked Cakes

Naked Cakes...

I love naked cakes... It let's the beauty of the actual cake show...the texture & moisture. 
Naked cakes can also be made with fruit on the inside as a filling...letting the colors of the fruit show. 
Naked cakes can come in a variety of sizes. Pictured below are minis. The mini size would be a good replacement for a cupcake. These are perfect for dessert tables for many different functions. 

Since frosting isn't covering the entire cake it shouldn't be left uncovered for extended periods of time. 


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Salsa...

Salsa...


Why buy canned salsa...when you can make fresh salsa without all of the preservatives. 
Ingredients
6 Roma tomatoes...chopped 
4 garlic cloves
2 seeded and minced jalapenos (I use the seeds for the heat)
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 dry ancho chiles, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lime, zested and juiced
Chili powder, cilantro, fresh scallions, salt and pepper to taste.

Place in the refrigerator to let all of the flavors infuse up to 12 hours. 

I generally add my ingredients in the food processor. I like my salsa with the consistency of baby food.

Go out and invest in some mason jars. 





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