Friday, August 01, 2014

BAKING WITH MY GRAND NIECE

PORTION CONTROL USING ICE CREAM SCOOP
 My grand niece came over to help me bake some chocolate whoopie pies. We had the best time and she was a delightful addition to my kitchen.
I sent her home with a whole box of whoopie pies and a new pair of shoes.  We had to do a little shopping after all that baking!!
I'm looking forward to her next kitchen visit.
QUALITY CONTROL

AFTER BAKING SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH BABYCAKES



Saturday, May 03, 2014

SWEET 16 BIRTHDAY CAKE

Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch is the flavor of this cake.  Sweet 16 with a candy theme.  This was a fun cake to make and even though small 8" there is a lot going on and it took quite a bit of time to make.  I even made the sprinkles on top and had to individually adhere them to the cake.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

LITTLE 1 YEAR OLD "MONKEY" CAKE

This cake was made for a little girls first birthday.  Her parents call her their "Little Monkey" so they wanted that reflected on her cake.  She wrote to me the next day and said "Thank you Pam, we love the cake".
I am so glad they loved it.  They will have the pictures forever and I hope they saved the monkey.  It was completely edible of course but it could also be saved as a memento of Suvanee's first birthday celebration.

EASTER COOKIES

Easter cookies are always fun to make.  Such cheerful colors and designs.  These were made for a special customer of mine who is giving them to his mother so she can give them out to her friends.  Love that!!  Happy Easter everyone.  Have a sweet day.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

YELLOW & BLACK CAKE FOR SPRING

I actually made this cake a while ago but thought I would post it now that we are into spring.  I love yellow and black together.  For this event I also made mini coconut cupcakes pictured to the right of the cake.  The cake and cupcakes have my handmade bees buzzing around.  This cake just makes me happy!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

CUPCAKES FOR A PRINCESS PARTY

These cupcakes were for a birthday party for a sweet little girl.  Flavors were Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch, Banana filled with fresh banana and caramel sauce,  Lemon filled with lemon curd, and Vanilla filled with salted caramel.

EASTER BUNNY BOX

Getting ready for Easter this year with these Bunny Boxes filled with chocolate candy coated easter eggs.  I teach Professional Baking and Pastry classes at Cooking With Class La Quinta and this was last weeks project for my advanced students.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

STENCILED CAKE















I was teaching the Advanced Professional Baking & Pastry Class at Cooking With Class La Quinta tonight about how to stencil onto a cake.  I just realized I had never posted a picture of this cake.  So here it is, better late than never.
I love stenciling on cakes and cookies, it gives such an elegant touch.
The flavor of this cake was chiffon cake with pastry cream filling.

Friday, February 21, 2014

BABY SHOWER CAKE

I did this cake for a baby shower that was held at an art gallery.  The flavors were white cake with raspberry and lemon fillings.  My inspiration for the cake was the invitation.
Below is a couple of testimonials:

 We loved your edible art.. didn't even want to cut it... but 'boy oh boy' it was so yummmmm !!!!

Pam you are a true artist and your creation fit perfectly in the gallery! Granted the invitation was your inspiration - but there are few people who could create such a memorable (and tasty ) masterpiece