Archive for the 'food' Category

Second Place Pumpkin Pie

This is a picture from the North Market Harvest Festival.  I entered the Pumpkin and Apple pie contests and won second place for the pumpkin.  Made the vanilla pumpkin pie and it is so good!  This isn’t the pie I won with; that one was cut up for the judges.  But this is the one that was sold.  Was a fun day!  Later Lee & I spotted a guy we knew from YouTube and he made a video with us in it.  Here’s a link!  We are in about the 1:30 mark.



wedding cake

Here’s an inspiration picture of the beautiful cherry blossom cake we are doing!
I love it.

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Cherry blossoms are from

 And here is how our cake turned out!


Thanks to Gideon Studios for the wonderful photograph of our cake!

fortune favors

Probably will order our favors soon, just need to think of some fortunes or what we want to say. We get 5 free messages. Any suggestions? Raspberry Fortune Cookies!
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katamari cake

Lee’s birthday celebration was Saturday night and I made him a Katamari Damacy Cake. It turned out alright. The cake was a Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake with Buttercream icing and I made the prince out of paper and floral tape. Here is a picture of him:
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Here’s the cake: katamari_cake (14k image)

It took awhile to make, but he really enjoyed it.

Strawberry Cake

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Here is a photo of a cake I made recently. It was my first attempt at a layered iced cake. It turned out so good! For anyone who is interested, it is the Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake from Best of Baking by Betty Crocker. Page 245 of the book.

(ps, that is an excellent book to own all around! Really good pizza crust recipe in there as well!)

Hawaiian sweet bread

Our Hawaiian Party turned out to be really fun. I tried a new recipe for Hawaiian Sweet Bread and it turned out really good. I almost want to make it again tonight since we are out of bread.

Here is the recipe:

2 (.25 ounce) envelopes
active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110
degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 eggs
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted
6 cups all-purpose flour

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, beat together the yeast mixture, eggs,
pineapple juice, 1/2 cup water, sugar, ginger, vanilla, and
melted butter. Gradually stir in flour until a stiff batter
is formed. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm
place for 1 hour.
3. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a well floured
surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and form into
round loaves. Place the loaves into three lightly greased
round cake pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let
rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile,
preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until
bottom of a loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

Wedding Menu

Getting our menu finalized for the reception. All of the foods sound so good!!
Such as: Roast Beef and Asparagus Roulades and Cherry Tomatoes with Maryland Crab Cheese Filling.
List of our other picks:
Swedish Style Meatballs
Buffalo Style Chicken Wings
Deep Fried Ravioli
Balsamic Marinated Tortellini Brochettes
Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
Southern Barbecue Meatballs
Oriental Potstickers
Bite Size Egg Rolls
Quiche Loraine Bites
Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad in Phyllo Cups
and a Seasonal Fruit, Cheeses and Crudite Display.