Monday, December 15, 2008

Busy Weekend!

Boy, I am exhausted! I am sorta glad to be back at work - I need the rest! Haha . . just kidding!

But really, I was busy the entire weekend. I spent the first few hours on Saturday finishing up Letters from Santa, then started in on the Edible Delectables.

I managed to finish:
Chocolate and caramel dipped pretzels
White chocolate and peppermint dipped pretzels
Creme de menthe bark
Peppermint bark
White & dark chocolate dipped candy cane oreos

And the fillings for:
Chocolate chocolate cake balls
Vanilla coconut pecan cake balls
Cherry cake balls
Vanilla and triple chocolate fudge chip cake balls
Nutter Butter truffles
Oreo Mint truffles

So you know what I'll be doing on Saturday! I have a few other goodies up my sleeve, too, if time allows.
Oh, but the most fun will be trying to temper chocolate. I have a special thermometer and everything.
So wish me luck - and hopefully photos soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Ok - the Double Chocolate Raspberry Torte took me 3 days to make . . . and a pound of chocolate (the fancy kind), 9 eggs, a whole container of cream . . . you get the idea, very rich! But definitely yummy! The torte was a 10" giant monster that weighed a ton. So, I have been carting a few slices a day with me to work and fattening up my co-workers.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Birthday Baking

Soooo . . . this weekend is Linda's birthday, so I am trying to come up with a yummy dessert. Colin suggested something with dark chocolate and raspberries. I spent alot of time scouring the internet for the perfect dessert, and am still not 100% convinced I have found the right one. I see a delicious looking chocolate peanut butter cake on Bakerella's site. Decisions, decisions . . . .

Welcome to my new blog! Now you can take a peek into my kitchen!