Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

This is my Christmas goody for everyone here in town. Some chewy chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate revel bars and white chocolate chip brownies. All goodness in one can! Hope you had happy holidays everyone!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Jungle Birthday Cake

This was supposed to be Adam's cake, it was his birthday last Saturday, but this one ended up as a kiddie cake for Abelito's birthday. Abelito is Adam's youngest nephew and he is turning 4 today. This cake is a 3-layer cake of chocolate and orange butter, filled with orange buttercream.

Not my usual toned down simple cake, but the kiddo loved it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vanilla Vanilla!

Yes this is all Vanilla - Macarons and Frosting. It's been a few months ago since I attempted making Macarons, with one batch out of 3 turning out successful. I had been planning on baking Macarons since, but these needs extra time and attention that is why I never attempted baking it. I felt that I needed a whole free day to be able to bake these.

So I finally made these again, and to my delight - everything came out perfectly (or at least for me, they're perfect). Maybe I could use some more feet, but I don't really know what a perfect feet would be. My first introduction to Macaron when I was in Europe, I was not baking yet so I did not look on the details of that little Macaron. My main goal that time was just to devour on that expensive diva!

I finally bought some new Silpats too! They are expensive at 20$ each, but it's so worth it. Seeing my Macarons look like these right out of the oven makes the Silpats some really good baking investment. Perfect shells, little feet - how lovely!

And they're not just pretty to look at, they taste so good! I very rarely eat a lot of what I bake, but I ate a lot of these Macarons! Even Adam's niece and nephews who are picky eaters loved this, and my favorite little girl Maia loved it! Can't wait to bake more! :)