Wednesday, November 25, 2009

For Richard on his 60th birthday

My mother-in-law asked me if I could make the cake for my brother-in-law's birthday party. I was so glad to have been asked because he is one the most awesome people I know! I kept thinking about what kind of cake I should make, what should I make, what should I make..... So, I asked him. Richard said " I would love chocolate on chocolate - dark on dark.... , can you have a dark chocolate fudgey type of "thing" between the layers...." Yay! I love chocolate cake! So I made a dark chocolate cake pound cake with chocolate chips mixed in and dark chocolate butter cream frosting.I then poured chocolate ganache all over the top and let it drip down the sides. I filled the cake with the same. I piped it with a dark and light chocolate butter cream. In case you are wondering about the placement of the dots on the side of the cake, I just followed the flow of the chocolate. This had to be the best chocolate cake on the face of the earth! Richard loved it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie is an all time favorite and so easy to make. I use the recipe from the Libby's canned pumpkin.(not the canned pie) The only problem I had with this was the crust. The recipe that I have always used had disappeared from my cookbook! So I looked up a Martha Stewart recipe. It was easy and looked lovely until I started to roll it out. What a mess! It was so sticky and it frustrated me so much! My Husband, being the awesome person he is, went into town to buy me a Pillsbury pie crust! So all was well in my kitchen once again. I brought this pie to church and heard it was delicious!
I'd love to make one for you!