This is what I do on my freetime.
I really wish I got a picture of the cake once it was cut, because it was definately the best looking cake I've baked so far. The layers were nice and lined up and it was just beautiful. The texture of this cake is remarkable. I doctored the buttercream frosting that was in my book, because I wasn't certain how the birthday boy would like the orange liquor taste, so instead I went wth butterscotch schnapps. There was a big problem prior to baking (because I dropped the bottle of alcohol) but after buying a second bottle, it was well worth it. While I would never ever drink the butterscotch schnapps alone, it made a great addition to the frosting.
Actually, the schnapps might taste really good in hot chocolate.
This recipe was from a book called Baking in America by Greg Patent.
I have that stick in the middle of the cake because it was being all slidey. But once the icing hardened I pulled it out and it all stayed together.
( 2 more pictures and the recipe )
I'm not the best baker alive, but I really enjoy experimenting with new recipes. I had the urge to bake today and with the suggestion of my mom I found a recipe for homemade Hostess cupcakes. They're not bad, but given that my pastry bag is at my other house and my mom coudln't find hers, getting the cream in the center of the cupcakes wasn't the easy thing and was kind of messy. But I did my best!
They're really chocolatey and really tastey. ( some more pictures and the recipe I followed )
Also, I'm kind of intrigued that bakebakebake
on livejournal has monthly baking challenges. Maybe people in this community would be interested in baking/cooking challenges? How they do it is the mod over there makes a theme for the month and people bake things according to that theme and take pictures of it and include the recipes. At the end of the month the community votes on which creation was the best.
Just a suggestion for something this community could do!
This week is my school vacation and I think it's the same for others too, so where's everybody going?
I'm going to NYC! :)
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