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.