Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cake Decorating - Flowers and Cake Design

I finished the second cake decorating class (and am signed up to do the third - Fondant and Gumpaste in January). Here is a look at some of the flowers I was able to make and the final cakes.

My Lily Cake

Cake with all the other flowers

I was lucky enough that my instructor showed us how to do a few things that Wilton had taken out of the class when they redid the course, so I also got to learn the rope border and the butter cream pansy (which is one of my favorite flowers I leaned to make).

I also did a little playing around with the leftover gumpaste and some online tutorials to make a gerber daisy!

Thanks Erin, can’t wait for the next class!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Apple Stars

These were my favorite snack as a kid, my brother and I would always ask our Dad for apple stars for our evening snacks. We didn’t always get them, and we usually fought over who got the one with the best “star” when we did get them. Eating these now takes me back to those memories and always makes me smile (plus I can always have the best “star” now that my little brother and I no longer live under the same roof). They are a quick, simple treat and not all that bad for you.

1 apple
½ to 1 tsp brown sugar
dash of cinnamon

1. Slice the apple in rings through the core, remove the seeds from the inside of the apple.
2. Lay the apple slices on a flat surface and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the apples.
3. Serve and enjoy!

Menu: November 7 - 11

Sorry for being late with the menu this week, I am not sure what happened to my weekend. One minute I was getting ready for the weekend, the next thing I knew I was at cake decorating class on Monday night.

Tuesday: Bacon Ranch Chicken (slow cooker)
Wednesday: spagetti squash
Thursday: Steak and quinoa pilaff
Friday: Going out

Snacks and other: Red pepper feta dip, caramel apple pie, homemade frosty, veggies and dip, honeydew