I know it seems as though I've abandoned my love of cooking and blogging about it. I can't believe that I haven't posted since OCTOBER! OMG! Where did the time go?
Well...I was caught up in the hype of my 9 year old's football team and all that goes into being a total "football" mom. Our team was responsible for providing the concession stand during one of our final games and I was bitten by the baking bug!
I donated 4 cakes to the cause (because the money we earned went towards the team). Cooking is one thing, baking is entirely another. I forgot just how much I loved to bake. Next thing I know, I'm hustling cakes for Thanksgiving to earn a little side money. Because let's face it...when you've got a tribe of children, and Xmas is coming, all EXTRA money is GOOD money!
I've been having a blast baking and creating new tasty desserts for my friends and family. Although I think all of my girlfriends are probably going to hate me soon for helping them put back on any weight they were TRYING to lose! Hey...every chef should have official food tasters!
Over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday, I baked 21 cakes in 2 days! WHEW!!
Since I'm too lazy to post recipes, I'll post pictures of my latest and greatest creations!
White Chocolate Blackberry Mini-Cheesecakes
And yes, it's a homemade honey graham crust...
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
7up Cake with Lemon Glaze
Sock-It-To-Me Cake (think of it as a cinnamon struesel cake with nuts)
Cinnamon Hazelnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Cinnamon Hazelnut Frosting
And what you see inside is Nutella baked right in...
Black Forest Rum Black Bottom Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Rum Frosting
...which is a chocolate rum cupcake with cheesecake and cherries inside...YUM!
Today I'm going to try the Martha Stewart recipe for Tiramisu Cupcakes with Marscapone Frosting! Yum...