Archive | December 2009

A very Cakery Christmas

Well, it has been a very busy holiday. We’ve been baking away here at Sweets & S’morsels Cakery (along with all of the ice cream cakes that have been decorated elsewhere). We baked a lot of kiffles, sugar cut outs, chocolate chip, peanut butter and festive cookies (Russian Tea cakes). I wish I could have shown you but they’ve all been eaten. However, we have two birthday’s this month.

Our first birthday was of course, Jesus. We made a chocolate cake with, strawberry cream cheese fill and frosted white. Because of the everlasting love and life that HE brings it is encircled in evergreen. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Jesus' Birthday Cake

We also made a holiday birthday cake for a family birthday. A smaller version of the Jesus’ birthday cake, whipped cream icing and poinsettia decoration.

Poinsettia Birthday Cake

It is a very Cakery Christmas here at Sweets & S’morsels – watch for our New Year’s Eve Birthday Cake…Happy Holidays!

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What has become of the pumpkins sitting on the lawn?

Ever notice the pumpkins that become jack-o-lanterns – they get all saggy faced and shrivel up after they have been gleaming for a few days. And then what becomes of them? Just piles of rubbish? No…for years I have been putting these plump orange squash to good use. Large or small….you can carve them up something like this….

This ordinary field pumpkin can become a tasty dessert!

 Just an ordinary field pumpkin…can become a tasty dessert!Yes this year that leftover field pumpkin gave quite a bit of puree’ to turn into a tasty pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake and much much more!  Just as easy as carving a pumpkin just slice it up and cut off the orange rind/skin. It looks like chunks of cantaloupe, but you bake in a dish until tender and puree’. This medium sized pumpkin yielded about 12 cups of puree’ and then some…We’ll be able to make so much more than cake and pie. You may even be able to make soups, dinner side dishes and cookies out of these pumpkins. And with this year’s shortage of Libby’s canned pumpkin puree’ you ay need to put those plump little squashes to use for your holiday pies and cakes.

Cornucopia Cake - Made from fresh pumpkin puree'

You may have seen these ‘type’ cakes in stores and bakeries. But it is amazing witht he stroke of a hand how you can create with icing and gel coloring. You can easily check online websites for recipies and google pumpkin recipies for these great tasty treats!