I started off by taking Lauren's graduation picture and getting it copied at the local office supply store so I could create this adorable keepsake gift for her. I transferred the digitally printed mirror image to the canvas and embellished it from there. I loved the way it turned out but is was not so easy. I had a hard time with the picture being too cloudy.
Well this was my first attempt to make a shoe out of gum paste and a shoe box cake. I think it turned out pretty well considering my first shoe cracked and I had 2 days to make another and have it dry. It was really fun. I had my niece email me her signature and I cut it out for the top of the cake. She loves shoes so this was my opportunity to make this cake. I made a vanilla bean cake with vanilla pudding filling and butter cream icing, covered it with fondant. I have the hardest time cutting gum paste on my cricut, any advise would be welcomed.
My nephew Tyler turned 16 this past Sunday so I made him what he wanted a big cookie. It was very good and cute.
2 1/4 tsp. Yeast
2 Squirts from honey bear
1 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees. If it’s too hot to keep your finger in it will kill your yeast and not rise)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbs. olive oil (when out I use vegetable oil)
3 1/2 to 4 cups Bread flour
Microwave water for about 30 sec. Dissolve yeast and honey in warm water.
I use my kitchen aid bowl. Let sit for 10-20 min until foamy. Mix in salt, oil and 2 cups flour. Mix on low speed.
Add in the rest of the flour. It should pretty much clean the bowl. I will stop and kneed it in the bowl to get all the flour mixture mixed in, then mix a bit more on med speed.
Form ball lightly oil sides of bowl and dough turning it to coat. Cover with a dish cloth and set in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 3 hours (Until it is Double in Size).
Punch down and kneed for about 30 sec not long form in round discs place on cookie sheet and cover with dish cloth for about 10min Shape out your pizza on the pans. Add sauce and toppings.
If you are making bread with this recipe then shape your loaf, sprinkle corn meal on pan and cover to let rise (let double in size).
1 can of petit diced Italian tomatoes
1-2 cloves fresh garlic (or powder if you don’t have fresh)
Tomato paste & sauce
Sage (I know you say sage. I was adding fresh sage thinking it was basil and it turned out good)
Chop garlic sauté in oil add tomatoes, seasonings and as much sauce you think you might need then add paste to thicken up. Let cook for at least 30 min on the stove on low to marinate. Let cool add to pizza or use with bread sticks. So good.
The cheese I use is polyo mozzarella it is the best and I grate it myself. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese
add toppings and bake for 10 to 15 min. Yummy Pizza
Italian Meatballs for Pizza
1lb. ground beef
2-3 bread ends (Grated)
Hand full of Parmesan cheese
Garlic (Fresh or Powder)
Mix all together roll small meatballs put on cookie sheet and cook for 10-15 min Cool slice in half and put on your pizza.
Easter is here and I love to bake so I have a reason but just not a lot of time. So here we go! I wanted to make a bunny cake but I ended up with a colorful coconut cake. I usually use buttercream for almost everything but I wanted to try something different something more fluffy & lighter. I have to say this is one of the best icings I have tasted and pretty easy to make.
Friday night slumber party with the girls. To make it fun and I wanted to try out some different cake recipes I made cake and let the girls and their friend Avery decorate their own cakes. They had fun and got a super sugar high to boot. Crash and burn!
And the winner is the Lemon cake with lemon filling and butter cream icing!