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a first grade teacher

Friday, February 26, 2010

Yasmine's 3rd Birthday 2009

This last year's Birthday cake was themed with Shrek Movie as my kids love this movie so much.
I was lucky one day to find this kit (used on cake) on clearance for one dollar. My hubby should have been thinking: "I'm lucky or what to have such a frugal wife:-)"

Yasmine's 2nd Birthday cake pictures 2008

 The pictures below are little outdated, but I thought I would share them with my blog visitors.
Stay tuned...Yasmine's next birthday is drawing near..

I made smiley Bigbird carrot cake for my little guests 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mon Pain Merveilleux (my original recipe)

Being a bread lover, I came up with this idea of inserting sour cream in this recipe that I developed myself.
Try it and let me know how you like it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free choice week: Classic Carrot Cake

I chose the classic carrot cake this week for one main reason: My kids love carrot cake, and it's healthier for them too..
This is my third time making this cake; I'm sure I'll make over and over.
I like the fact that this recipe requires using oil in lieu of butter, this keeps the cake moist either cold or at room temperature.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

HCB making: True Orange Genoise

Here I am, gladly entering my first posting in HCB, although I baked several cakes from Rose's Heavenly Cakes in the past.
To paraphrase what Rose meant by "true orange" is the use of actual Seville oranges, the intense sourness of those oranges is served to win over the chocolate flavor which always dominates. I totally agree based on what I heard and read about the Seville oranges.
Not knowing that it would be a  challenge to find the recommended kind of oranges to be used, I waited till the last three days to realize that it's impossible to make "La vraie genoise d'oranges avec les oranges de Seville". Plainly but deliciously, my last resort was to make the cake with Navel oranges which I had sittting on my kitchen's counter anyway.