I finally got a chance to attend the much awaited course @ San Francisco Baking Institute, SFO.
A course on Cake Bases, Creams and Compositions... It was a really comprehensive course... and had a lot of fun. Learnt so many new tricks from all the amazing bakers out the there.
This is the Opera Cake.. I think it was the best combination of chocolate and coffee I had ever had.. It was simply amazing and such a pleasing treat for the eyes too... all those yummy layers of coffee drowned biscuit Viennois.. and the butter cream and oh so evil ganache... i love this cake... my best so far..
Then here is the Sacher Torte... lots of almond paste in the cake.. and then the layer of yummy apricot jam... This was voted the Best cake by my husband... he is still enjoying it.. a slice a day..
Here is Le Frassiere... When I first saw the picture.. it looked so intriguing... but it was really easy to make it.... and it was a delight eating this one.. really light and yummy..
Then comes the Black Forest.. never had this version of black forest before... with all the cherry liquor.. it was a great hit amongst the guys... all my friends husbands...
And then the Chocolate Hazelnut cake. Had yummy layers of Hazelnut Daquoise.. and Chocolate cake... and buttercream..
And that is me... freezing in this amazing walk in refrigerator... with yummy Lemon Raspberry Cakes....Wish i could have some room like this in my house... would be great..
The lemon flavor in the cake was really refreshing.. my favorite cake flavor...tangy...yummy..
Never knew Carrot Cake actually were made of Carrots.. and this yummy recipe from SFBI had carrots, pineapple, waluts and coconut...And the yummy cream cheese frosting was such a breeze to make..
Angel Food cake... never eaten this one before.. but was yummy..
And this is the end of a magical week @ SFBI... hoping to bake many more of these...
Saturday, October 2, 2010
This was my 1st attempt at Fondant and had a lot of fun!!!
It was a chocolate cake with whipped ganache filling and a gananche glaze.
The fondant was homemade marshmallow fondant and colored with food colors... It was really easy to work with.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wasn't Kathy's project adorable.. really lovely.. If you are here from Kathy's blog then you are right on track and if not go to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge and start from the beginning... and on the way look at the awesome creations of our Design Team using images from Daisy Doodles.. Aren't they wonderful.. And also do not forget to leave a comment on each blog.. as there will be a random winner picked from a secret blog .. who shall win our Summer Fun Set... Today is the last day.. so don't miss the chance..
And a final reminder...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I am sure you all had fun yesterday on the 1st day of the blog hop!!
So here we are on the 2nd day of Blog hop starting @ Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Blog.
So did you see Lawren's beautiful card.. amazing wasn't it??
If you came here from Lawren's blog then you are on the right track... if not then you can go to Daisy Doodles and start the hop from the beginning and check the awesome creations of each of the DT members on the way.. and do not forget to comment on each stop on the way.. as there will be a random winner picked from a secret blog on each day.. who shall win our Summer Fun Set... isn't it easy.. So all you have to do is leave a sweet comment...
And also just a reminder...
1. Grand store opening of Daisy's Digi Doodles store on June 3rd.. and a storewide sale of 21% on everything in the store... to celebrate Miss Daisy's 21st Wedding Anniversary..
2. A free digi to everyone who signs up for the Newsletter at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store before June 10th.
3. A lucky draw from all the members registered at Daisy's Digi Doodles store on the 1st of July for a $20 Gift Certificate.
4. There is also an event going on @ SNR so be sure to stop by for loads of fun...
5. Winners of the Summer Fun Set will be announced on Friday June 4th so be sure to come back and check @ Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Blog if you are the lucky one...
And now my card for today using Daisy Doodles Digital image : Cheeky Devil... isn't he cute... so adorable.. reminds me of my 4 yr old son.. I call him Handsome Lil' Devil...
Making this card was really easy a breeze since the image was so cute... I did not have to do much to make it look pretty... The huge heart stuck on the card is from Michael's which I bought during the Valentine's Sale.. So also the ribbon..
And the next stop on the Hop is talented Rhonda.. Just hop there and check out her cute card for today... and don't forget to leave a comment...
Monday, May 31, 2010
I am sure you loved Joanne's card... Its so pretty.. ain't it. If you did not come from Joanne's Blog be sure to visit Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges blog and start the hop from the beginning. If you get lost along the hop you can always see the hop list on Daisy Doodles blog at http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com.
For the next 3 days Daisy Doodles will be having a blog hop. Each day the hop will begin at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges blog. There will be a prize given away each day by one of our Design Team members. But it's a secret as to who has the hidden prize. And what a prize it is. Each day we will be giving away to one lucky commenter the new release Summer Fun digital stamp set!!! So be sure to comment on each blog. But don't forget to come back the following day to check out the new projects and to comment again.
There is also an event going on over at SNR during the hop. I hope you will go and check it out...
Jules is also having a grand opening sale at the shop. She is offering everyone a 21% discount for her store opening and her 21st wedding anniversary. Her digi's are awesome. She is one talented artist. Jules is also offering a freebie for signing up for the NL at the store and all the names will go in a drawing for the "Summer Fun" new release.
Here is my card using cute little Freddie..
So Hop on to Katie's blog to check out the card she has made for the blog hop and do not foret to leave a comment...
1. http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ : anything goes
2. http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ : Wild Things
3. http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/lucys-cards-challenge-10.html : Digital stamps
4. http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ : Make someone smile
Friday, May 28, 2010
Get ready for a exciting day tomorrow @ Daisy Doodles!!
Daisy Doodles is having a blog hop, starting Tuesday, June 1st for 3 days. It will start each day at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog and follow each DT member and also some very talented Guest Designers.. Be sure to become followers of each member of the DT on the way and check out their awesome creations.
The order of the hop is going to be different for each day and there will be a daily winner picked for each day on a secret site... so be sure to not miss a single day or a single hop on the three days.
The winner is going to win the new released summer set.. from Daisy Doodles...Here is a sneek peek using one of the stamps from the set...
The winners for each day will be announced on June 4th on the challenge blog...
On the last day of the blog.. June 3rd.. the new Daisy Doodles store will be launched.. where you can pick up some very beautiful digital stamps, paper packs and card kits... and the fun part is its all going to be on sale...
There will be special events going on at SNR too.. so be sure to check that out too..
Off to enter my card for some challenges:
1. http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ : favorite stamp
2. http://sewmanychallenges.com/ : threes a charm
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Meanwhile just hop at Daisy Doodles to check out the new challenge starting this Monday...
This week the Challenge at Daisy Doodles is Anything Goes... well then here is a nice happy card for a nice happy day! I like the way it has turned out.. very simple and bright...
Image used from Daisy Doodles...DD- Daisy... and I love the cute little lady bug on the daisy...
You must surely check it out at the store and also so many cute stamps available at her store....
The image is colored with copic markers.. and accented with Sakura Glaze pens.. The sentiment is a stamp from my collection of rubber stamps... and so also are the teeny tiny flowers. Ribbon and brads are from Michael's.
So for a chance to win some cool prizes go and check out the challenge at Daisy Doodles and participate.. the challenge shall last for two weeks..
Challenges entered :
1. http://sewmanychallenges.com/: Anything goes
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Did not realize it was so long since my last post. For some reason just was not in the mood for some blogging. Finally here I am posting my latest creation...
I made this card using the image from Daisy Doodles... DD-Dragonfly.. Dragonflies....truly exotic.... they just sound so ancient.... Oh well.. i have seen quiet a few ways cards with dragonflies... and this is my version of it... simple and sweet... and quiet like the way it turned out...
The image is printed on Coconut Swirl by Bazzill and colored in with Copic Spica and Copic markers.. and accented with micro glass beads. The DP is from Joanne's.
Embellishments used are eyelets, ribbons and chords from Micheal's and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
1. http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/: As you like it
7. http://sewmanychallenges.com/: Anything goes