Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Meringue Mushrooms

Every year, I make these meringue mushrooms from meringue powder to have them around for Christmas because they are so pretty and you can use them to decorate a Yule Log. But this year I found a very nice recipe with egg whites instead. I am quite happy with the results.

Meringue Mushrooms

2 egg whites
1/2 cup of regular sugar
1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 tb of flour

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. Whip egg whites on high speed and star adding the granulated sugar in a steady stream.
3. When the meringue is stiff, add icing sugar and flour.
4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Using a big round tip, pipe stems and big polka dots for the tops. Dust the tops with cocoa powder.
5. Bake for about 2 hours with the oven door cracked open. (I use a wooden spoon to keep it open).
6. I glue them together with a dot of Royal Icing. They can be kept in an air tight container at room temperature for up to a month.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A cream dream...

The bride and the groom wanted a rustic look for this cake, with lots of cream and real flowers. When the cake was finished, it looked so delicate, so pretty... A cream dream!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The best present...!

A chocolate fondant cake. Chocolate leather makes a pretty cake topper. A great present for the chocoholics on your list!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Roses

This recipe is certainly a keeper!

Club Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup of chocolate (3 oz.)
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of boiling water

Combine these 3 ingredients until chocolate and butter are melted.

2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 ts baking soda
1 ts salt

Combine these dry ingredients. Then, gradually add chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined. Finally add:

2 eggs
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 ts vanilla extract

Mix for 1 minute at medium speed. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.