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Cake, Cake and More Cake…and an Announcement…Ooohhh!

Hello there world…

Some of y’all thought I’d forgot to post yesterday huh?

And prolly thought “Y U NO POST?!!?” I need one of those memes for that….

Anyways, I had somethin cray cray happen a couple days ago..

A friend of mine who’s gettin married in a month, asked me to put together a Cake Tasting…

I had to whip up Three Cakes, yeah thats right 3 of ’em..

Cake Trio

As seen above

The one on the Front Left is a Strawberry Cake w/ White Chocolate Frosting

The One on the Front Right is Red Velvet

And the One in the Back Middle is  a Lemon Cake

And I had roughly 36 hours to put it all together…

So what does all this mean???

Basically, THIS GUY! (me…) is doing a wedding cake..

That’s right a REAL LIVE WEDDING CAKE!!

Moving up in the world, no?

It was kinda a moment, you take a step back and say “HOLY CRAP ITS REAL NOW!!!”

I believe the wedding will be roughly around the time 5 years ago, (I KNOW!!!) that I first baked dinner rolls from scratch…

And now I’m doing a wedding cake… HOLY CRAP ITS REAL!!!

Oh and if y’all wonder “WHICH ONE DID THEY PICK??!!!??”

Cake Trio

 

They went with the Lemon Cake…

In this pic above, its the one in the Back Left…

See how helpful I am w/this…

Anyway, that’s my announcement and I’m stickin to it…

That’s all I got for this week, if y’all like what y’all see: Comment, Like and/or Subscribe..

With all this cake, WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH IT ALL??!!!?!!

#BAKERPROBLEMS

The Struggle is Real!

 

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My (never ending) search for the perfect Sugar Cookie.

Currently, I’m on a mission: I want the recipe for the BEST Sugar Cookie. Why? To be honest, no idea. I guess cuz I’m on this “cookie phase” and I’ve done Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Cookies, but Sugar Cookies. I have not. I find the Sugar Cookie to be a hard cookie to master. It looks SO easy, but yet there’s a kabajillion (yeup, I’m sure thats an actual number) different ways to make it.

But alas, I believe I have found it!!! So being my usual DIY-self. I gave it a try. Now note: I made these small sized. Porque? Because I am currently on another mission: I’m trying to drops some LB’s (thats pounds in hipster). Sunday I ran in a 5k, but I found out how much I weight and how much body fat I had at a clinic table and lets just say its probably not a good thing when 1/4th of you is made up of body fat.  I have no shame in admitting that.

So with that recent discovery, I’ve decided to cut back (not really) on the sweets.(HA! YEAH RIGHT) Mainly just smaller sized portions I guess. Operation “Lose Weight By Thanksgiving” is in full effect. Yesterday, I went and bought Spinach. For realz. But I’ll keep y’all posted about that laters. Here’s my recipe.

  • 3 C’s Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder ( nice thing here, if you forget to add this, it’ll end up being Short Bread Cookies. So you can still eat ’em)
  • 1 C  Butter (Near Pudding like, I’m not a fan of the term “Softened”)
  • 1 C Sugar (Duh)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg (Room Temperature)

Bake at 350 degrees(z) for about 8-10 minutes.

Note: Let the dough sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes, so the butter hardens up. And you can make them as big( or small) as you want.

Ladies and Gents, enjoy.

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Cinnamon Streusel Muffins. Breakfast on the fly(literally)

I gotta say, it’s kinda getting tough to bake theses days. Not that I lost the passion to bake or nothin. But it’s been ridonkulously hot out. Here in Houston we’ve had 24+ days of 100+ degree weather. And yesterday it was a high of 109. Sexy right?

Lately I’ve been flipping through some of my books I bought at Borders on the cheap. (Drop 12 bucks on dessert books that woulda cost 80 or more.) And one book I found this recipe for Cinnamon Streusel Muffins. I remember when I was in school, not too long ago, I would always get a cinnamon muffin for breakfast cuz I was in a hurry to get to my 8am class.(I used to like 8am classes. Why? Idk) So I figured this week, in my quest of making my own desserts that I would make my own breakfast food. That and I was getting lazy and didnt want to have to go buy cereal.

And the recipe basically called for stuff I already had in my pantry. Crazy. So I HAD to make it. I’m practically the king of DIY. That sounds so close to DUI, which is bad.  Anywho here’s the pics to prove I did work. They came out looking pretty and tasting wonderful as well. Enjoy.

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Texans Training Camp 2011

Dang, nearly a month has gone by since I posted on here. I suck. I apologize to the 3 people who maybe follow this site. Long story short: Procrastination and A wedding cake. The wedding cake, I’ll explain next time. Which I promise will be sooner than 30 days. Anywho, last Friday, I went to the Texans training camp.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m THRILLED to see football is back. Fantasy Football especially (H-town’s Finest will do work this year!)

I was happy to be able to watch the team practice, I wasnt happy about standing in 95 degree weather w/ humidty at 8:30 in the morning. That’s Houston for you. But one that’s nice, all the stadiums have retractable roofs. So we wont roast in September. YA!! I’ll hush now, and I’ll put up the pics. Enjoy.

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When life gives you lemons (or in this case clementines)pt.1

You make scones. Well, probably not. I’ve obtained a bag full of clementines (those are tiny oranges fyi) and I had a few days where I wasnt working (HUZZAH!!) and so I do what I’ve grown to like . Bake.(Its not at the loving stage,yet) Crazy. Anyways, I made scones awhile back for some friends for a “LAN” party. Basically playing computer games until 9 in the morning. Around 1 in the morning, I made cinnamon scones. And since then Scones have been my latest obsession/fad. Im sounding like a baking hipster right now. Anywhos I used the Clementines I got and incorp’d them into scones.  I looked at some scone recipes and took a bit of here and there and voila. Note: I went nuts and baked a whole bunch of stuff, so they’ll be more to come laterz.

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 C Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Zest and Juice of 4-6 clementines
  • 5 tbs of butter (ice-cold)
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs of milk
  • Bake for 10-12 @ 400 degrees.

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This is what happens when you get bored while “working”

Dang, long time no post-ies. Apologies to the (two/maybe three) folks who read this thing. I’ve had quite a busy few weeks w/ work and now I’m on vacay (Hipster for vacation). Anywho I’ve been working on a feature for the local paper for the past month and a half. I finally finished it!! HUZZAH!!! But I’ve been at this coffee shop called “Signs of Life” for the past three/four days now writing that sucker to no end. But I finally got it done, another victory HUZZAH!! Anyways, when I would be bored/stuck trying to think of the words to say( I feel like that’s a song somewhere. Anybody know?) I would bust out the handy-dandy camera and shoot. Lighting=Ridonkulous. So here’s what I did one day. Enjoy.

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A post about train tracks. Yes, train tracks.

What a post that dont involve food??!! Whats Happened???!!! Kidding. This was taken after I finished the huge task of making a birthday cake. (Yeah Im still talking about it.) I was on my way to drop off another cake( Yeup, I gotta bizness going) I drove by and thought to myself “self, I should take pictures of this railroad track.” So I pulled over and took pics of this. And actually, I am working on my own photo project (look at me being all professional. LOL.) and it’s of train tracks. So here’s something that I’m somewhat working on. Next time I’ll show y’all what in the world I was making with that cake. I think. But anyways, Enjoy.

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It’s (an attempt at fancy) Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

I got this idea from the restaurant “Parish” in Atlanta. I’m kinda obsessed with that place, whenever I get the chance to go up there. The first time I went up there, they had on the menu Peanut Butter and Jelly, it wasnt on the kids menu I promise. I went ahead and ordered it. Epic is a word I’d used to describe it. Because it had marshmallows, apples in it and it came out beautifully. So being the easily inspired person that I am. You know I had to go on and try to make it myself. Here’s the rundown for my version of it.

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I love lamp(s)

There’s this lamp/lighting fixture store in Atlanta I have no idea what’s it’s called. But they’ve got some pretty unique/cool designs for lamps and lights. Not much else I can say really, but here some shots of the place.

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Danny & Ashley (part deux)

Last post, I showed y’all my good pals from High School leading up to their wedding. I only got  a few shots during the ceremony: A. Because I was in the wedding. B. Because they don’t like when folks take (flash) pictures while the priest is speaking. But I managed to get some decent shots during the ceremony and some afterwards. Enjoy.

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