Sunday, July 5, 2009

Odd

For those of you who would like to keep more updated with me, I have a personal blog called Odd's Life, at samsmiley.blogspot.com. I update that blog much more regularly! Thanks!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bake-Off!

So I decided to challenge my old FHE brother to a bake-off after he insulted my roomie's baked goods. So we set it up, and we each baked something. My offerings were cupcakes. I did two kinds, a double chocolate mint cake with dark chocolate mousse, and a strawberry butter cake with fluffy marshmallow icing. Yes, I know I am an overachiever, I do plate designs. Don't judge me.



The Strawberry Cake

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The Double Chocolate Fudge Mint Cake


My Contender was Craig, who brought Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread.



After our numerous judges tried all the goods...



The boys...Kyle, Travis, and Craig


Nicole

After the judging, it was decided that the winner was....Both!
Because of the differences between the baked goods, it was decided that each was good for a different purpose. Lame. I think I showed much more skill. At least in appearance, I win hands down! We decided to have a round two, baking a set product at the same time. So stay tuned!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Anne's Wedding



Wedding Cake!



Wheat Free cutting cake. The decorations and initials are royal icing!

Okay, so Anne, my old roomie, got married this week, and I did the cakes. She has Celiac's, which makes her intolerant to wheat, so I had to make a special cake for her to cut that was wheat-free. That one is the one with the initials. The larger one was the actual wedding cake.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More pastry!


Okay, I was so proud of how this turned out! I was so happy with how it tasted too! The dessert is chocolate bread pudding (which, contrary to my previous belief, was amazingly good!), on top is a milk and white chocolate cone filled with coconut pineapple sorbet, and the sauces are raspberry, currant, and apricot. Sooo good!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wedding Cake!



This was the very first cake I ever made for someone's wedding! It was pretty stressful, but it tured out pretty well!

Final for Advanced Cake Decorating


Okay, so I know this took forever, but here is my cake final! It looks better in real life. All the shells are white chocolate (I molded them myself) and the sea stars are brown sugar. Enjoy!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Some Pastry Fun


Okay, so I haven't made any cake stuff lately, but one will come soon, and it's a doozy! In the meantime, here is a picture of my Pastry midterm!