In keeping with our fondant cake-making birthday tradition, this year we decided on a zebra cake for our safari theme. We wanted more than an abstract zebra pattern, but didn’t want to do a full zebra body. I had the idea of doing just the head in a fun cartoon style. After several sketches, this … [Read more…]
Our friends have a daughter who wanted a dolphin cake for her birthday, and this is the result. We didn’t take photos of the entire project, but in a previous post about making a Perry the Platypus cake, I go into more detail about the process, including the mixing of the fondant. Our friends’ daughter … [Read more…]
Cami’s grandmother always had magic middles for us (and anyone else) when we would visit. They were so good. Cami got the recipe and does a great job carrying on the tradition. Cookie Dough: 3 cups flour 1 cup dry cocoa 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup, … [Read more…]
Cami found me a new treat! She knows I love the combination of dark chocolate and coconut. New and improved chocolate bars don’t usually impress me. This one did. Love it!!
I am a lover of fresh strawberries, especially when they are in season and the price is good. The problem is, if you buy more than you can eat in one sitting, you are faced with the problem of how to keep them fresh. After ruining our share of berries, my wife and I have … [Read more…]