Posts tagged with 'holiday'

Pumpkin Bread Bundts

  • Posted on November 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Pumpkin Bread Bundt
Pumpkin Bread Bundt with cream cheese frosting made for Thanksgiving Day to set at each place setting for decoration. Dio gave me the pan as an early Christmas gift.

Talk like a Pirate Day Party

  • Posted on September 20, 2009 at 10:07 am

A grand festive celebration of Talk like a Pirate was held fer Me and Captain Diomedes’ Mateys.
Pirate Party
Libations fit fer a Captain
Pirate Party Libations
A Mighty Grand Booty
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Great Grand Treasure Chest and Badge fer t’ Best Pirate Talk
Pirate Party Booty
Festive Dishes
Pirate Party Dishes
Cupcake Tower with more of the yummy Chocolate Rum Cupcakes that were featured yesterday.
Pirate Party Cupcakes
Chocolate Rum Cupcakes with Pirate Ghost Picks
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Rice Krispies with Edible Pirate Decals
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Skull Suckers & Gummy Pirate Teeth
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Pirate Cupcakes

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Pirate Cupcake
Fast & easy chocolate rum cupcakes with chocolate rum frosting to celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day. Slide a skull ring into the cupcake in the top half and make the bones by drawing an X in icing below the skull and finishing the ends with two round balls of icing. The skull rings can be found amongst Halloween supplies and frequently at dollars stores. I used a number 5 tip but if you don’t have cake decorating tools you can fill a Ziploc Bag with icing and jut trim a corner for an easy and disposable decorating bag. Don’t forget to use pirate themed cupcake wrappers!

Halloween Cupcakes

  • Posted on October 31, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Happy Halloween!  In order to make up for canceling my Halloween party, I baked 4 dozen Halloween cupcakes to share with friends.  They were a huge hit and really easy to make so I thought I would share how make them.

Spider Cupcakes

Halloween Spider Cupcakes
1) Bake and cool your cupcakes in wrappers. I found the spider themed cupcake wrappers at a local party store.
2) Make (or buy your icing). In the picture above the dark icing is a chocolate fudge and the orange icing is cream cheese. I used some of the cream cheese icing for the webs.
3) Ice your cupcakes just like you normally would ice a cupcake. Try to get it smooth but it does not have to be perfect.
4) Create a make-shift decorating bag by filling a sturdy ziploc bag (best to use the freezer ones) with cream cheese icing. It took me about 1 cup of icing for 4 dozen webs. Leave the bag open and mush the icing into one corner. Twist at the bag closed at the top of the icing so it does not squeeze out the top. Clip a small corner of the bag to allow the icing to squeeze out.
5) Make the spokes of the web by drawing a line across the diameter of the cupcake. Drawn two more lines like this that divide the top of the cupcake into six pie shaped pieces.
6) Start just a hair from the center and make a hexagon around the spokes. Move out just a hair and drawn another one. Then drawn a third slightly bigger. A few times the cupcake looked liked it needed a 4th but 3 was typically good.
7) Stick a spider ring into the cupcake. These are those cheap plastic rings you had as a kid and they are available at party supply stores and a lot of places that carry Halloween stuff. Make sure you washed it first.

Happy Mother’s Day

  • Posted on May 11, 2008 at 6:45 pm

This fresh fruit flower basket was presented to my mother-in-law today. The basket is composed of watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple.

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I also made Dio a flower out of some of the extras.
Extra Flower

Flower Bouquet

  • Posted on February 14, 2008 at 6:46 pm

For Dio’s Valentine’s Day dinner, I made a flower bouquet of assorted meats, cheeses, and vegetables.

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