Sunday, December 21, 2008

I broke the blender!!! :o(

Don't try to grate chocolate in a blender.

Edit: Awesomeness that is Dan....

Dan got home just now from a quick trip to the store - diapers etc. 
Me: "I broke the blender"
Dan: "You didn't try to grate chocolate in it did you?"
Me: "Maybe..."
Dan: *goes to the car to bring in stuff that was purchased, comes back and hands me a chocolate grater*
Me: *handface*

Time Passed - a look back in pictures

We won't lament over my lack of posting lately... instead, I'll take a moment to show you what you've been missing, through photographs!

Banana chocolate chip muffins

3/4 c cake flour
3/4 c all purpose flour
3 large bananas
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c butter
2 eggs
1/2 c pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup white chocolate chips

Oven 375
prepare a muffin tin or bread loaf pan
Sift dry ingredients
Beat in wet ingredients
Pour into pan
Bake 15 min or till passes done test

Bake and Craft Sale at work
Erin and I somehow were convinced to make cupcakes for the work bake sale - and we went crazy. 80 cupcakes - Ginger Bread with Vanilla Cream Frosting, Mocha Cocoa with Vanilla Cream Frosting, and Erin's Red Velvet with White Chocolate Cream cheese frosting. 

Also, many loaves of various sizes of cake breads. My Mom's Apple Spice, the Pumpkin Zucchini of previous posts, Erin's Peanutbutter Chocolate Banana, and Lemon Almond.
Madness I tell you.

We make cupcake toppers, and Dan designed a logo. It was fun, stressful and whatnot though.

In the end, we sold everything but what you see here...

and then a few people came by and bought all but 4 cakes!

Snowman Cake
The evening before his work holiday party - Dan mentioned that there was a desert contest. Damnit. He hada good idea too - a snowman cake! And so it goes.

Sadly, he did not fare the car trip well - and started to melt.

He did win me 20 bucks though.
Cocoa and Marshmallows

I made a test batch of marshmallows today. As well as developed a recipe for hot cocoa - christmas gifts! (more when they're done)

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