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Friday, September 17, 2010

Grandma's Chocolate Cake



Grandma sure musta been a choco-holic, cause that's exactly what this cake is! This recipe is from a book called 'Birthday Cakes'. I had to try it out cause I need a good chocolate cake recipe for the first real official wedding cake I will be making next month for a friend's reception. I also made the chocolate frosting myself, using semi-sweet chips and baker's chocolate along with milk, powdered sugar and vanilla. The texture of the cake is different then I'm used to, denser and less sweet, maybe that's the way Grandmas like it? Well, off to the next recipe and then to the gym!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More cookie Madness! Dogs


I love dogs from their furry soft coats to their wet noses and waggly tails! I did these cookies the same time I did the dress cookies. I don't make cookies everyday - but wouldn't it be fabulous if I did? They would have to roll me to the gym - sigh. Always a price to pay. Anyway, I tried a grass tip for the first time to do some of the hair and it was cute. The pink girl is my favorite - she's prissy. Here also are some pictures of my real live dogs, so cute! the black lab mix is Angel, she is 13 years old, and a sweetie. The other is a King Charles Spaniel Mix which I renamed Piper, he is a boy so my friends make fun of me! Well, its better than his original name, Sniper. Here he is obviously entranced by some birds flying out the window.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

COOKIESSSS!


I bought this book called Simply Spectacular Cakes a couple weeks ago when a coupon for Borders in my email was calling out to me. Not only do they have cute cake designs, but really cute cookies too! I went to Sur La Table in downtown Salt Lake, this is so my new favorite store, and got some spiffy new cookie cutters. I have quite the collection now! I was trying to replicate a little black dress design, but it came out a bit wider than I expected so I made em into wedding dresses! Wouldn't this be cute at a wedding reception or bridal shower! They would look cute with some tux cookies, right? Kinda reminds me of those chocolate dipped strawberries that look like little brides and grooms. Check these ones out on Shari's Berries - so beautiful! Yum, yum, I want some!