Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sweet Dreams...

Summer is here and in full swing since I am back home in Mississippi, and I couldn't be happier!  Especially when my mom woke me the Saturday morning after our arrival to the smell of one of the most delicious things on this planet..........drum roll please /////// CINNAMON ROLLS!!!!!!!  And not just any cinnamon rolls, mind you.  Here's the thing, a family friend of ours makes these beauties, and I have been DREAMING of them for quite some time.  So I phoned my mother before we came and told her that I would absolutely love it if I could somehow manage to have one (or maybe four or five!) of Mrs. Brenda's cinnamon rolls.  And lo and behold, I didn't get just one but a whole pan still hot from the oven!  Now if I could only get the recipe!                                                           

Thank you, Mrs. Brenda!!!!!

Deliciousness on a plate!

Close your mouth.  You're drooling!

Pure bliss.....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Weekend of Baking

This past weekend I baked all the weekend long!  I lived, ate, and slept sugar basically...okay, I tried to stay away from the "eating" part so much, but who can resist a lick out of the bowl after the batter's poured out or a bite of the cake cut off the top to level things out a bit???  Maybe it's possible---if you're not HUMAN!!! Hee, hee.  Nonetheless, I was preparing some desserts for a church function when I find out my neighbor is about to BUY her birthday from the store (I know, sacrilege, right?!).  Well, I couldn't have her do such a thing and told her to have no fear, I would take care of it.  I was already doing three desserts, what was one more!  And that's how I came to my exhaustive but rewarding weekend of baking.  Take a look!

My sweet neighbor's scrumptious chocolate turtle cake with a pecan caramel filling, chocolate ganache frosting, topped with caramel and pecans!  And just think, she was going to buy one of those pre-made things.  Never!

 Amidst all the hard work and the mess of baking, you have to have a little fun, right?  Here we have my version of the oreo from heaven!  The crust I was doing for a cheesecake called for just the chocolate cookie part crushed so I thought I'd mess around a bit with that amazing, so-good-but-so-bad-for-you white stuff.  Forget "double stuff", Baby, we're going all the way!  (No, I didn't really eat this, although, my boys begged me to let them, to which I very respectfully declined!)

This is an orange chiffon cake with a light orange flavor to the cake itself and orange infused whipped cream for the frosting.  Delectable.

Mocha cheesecake.  For the chocolate and coffee lover in all of us!

This is probably my most-est, favorite-est thing I make.  I am not kidding you.  It is like paradise on a plate!  A chocolate pavlova with a crunchy outside and a dense, chewy inside, topped with fresh whipped cream and raspberries, and you have yourself pure a few extra pounds the next day if you lack self-discipline the way I do!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sweet Stuff...

These are just a few of the things I've baked recently for various occasions {I was on somewhat of a cupcake kick, if you can't tell!}.