While preparing fondant covered sugar cookies to send to Sydney I realized there are several mediums, in cake decorating, for creating decorative roses. From easy and fast rosettes, piped royal icing roses, gumpaste fabric roses, to full blown sugar paste roses. All of these techniques are beautiful on cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and sugar paste sprays to keep forever. The plaque sugar cookies above become an extra special favor with the addition of… The Rosette ( Fabric...
“Recipe Black Forest” (my way): For the base: (Instead of the classic sponge cake with chocolate, I use as a basis a mudcake) Mudcake chocolate: 250gr. of butter, diced 150gr. plain chocolate 400gr. sugar 250ml milk 100gr. unsweetened cocoa powder 200gr. flour 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 3 eggs (medium) Melt in a small saucepan over low heat, without boiling, butter, chocolate, sugar and milk. When they reach the consistency of a cream off and let it cool. Sifting, ...
Sydney has an amazing red dress, every time she wears the dress heads turn to look. Sydney had planned to wear the dress to her dad’s and mine 22nd anniversary. Due to her class schedule and her volunteer work she was unable to join DF and I. She was feeling a little melancholy; this would be the first anniversary celebration she ever missed. I thought sending a cookie that reassembled her dress would bring a smile to her face. The dress is a linen…Read the whole...
Pansies are vibrant, breathe taking, fragrant, edible, bloom and the flower most people take for granite. The pansy is linked forever to the viola, its ancestor, violas includes both pansies and violets, violets most loved for their perkiness and the their pretty perfume aroma. Pansy flowers are single with five petals that are rounded in shape, and have one of three basic color patterns. Blooms can be single, clear color, such as yellow or purple with a secondR...
While Sydney was home this past weekend, for a VERY short time, we visited the Botanical gardens. As we walked around the flowers and greenery I saw a Flamboyant Mayflower and became mesmerized by it’s beauty! The Flamboyant Mayflower is known for its flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It seemed kismet to spot this…Read th...
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, we have had them adorn our landscaping for almost 22 years; I remember planting our first peony plant with Sydney (she was almost two) and it just happened to be Mother’s Day. As I was covering the the second cake Sydney came through the door ready for 10 days of fun (she is spending the summer in DC). I had originally created the Peony cake topper as another cake, in a long line, of 21 birthday cakes for her to choose...
Here is my Spotty Dotty Cake Tutorial, I hope you’ll like it. https://www.facebook.com/rosieoriginals
I was organizing my cookie cutters, and I came across a beautiful copper corset cookie cutter Sydney had given last summer. I couldn’t believe I had not used it yet. Since Sydney loves fondant I covered them in strawberry flavored and mocha-cinnamon fondant, from Fondarific. The decorative details are piped in royal icing. While Sydney and I were FaceTiming she suggested they would look best 3-D on a fondant molded stand with royal icing string work. Read the w...
This is my recipe for Vanilla Marshmallow Fondant. It’s very smooth to work with, drapes beautifully, and tastes somewhat like candy corn. I’ve been asked for the recipe, so I figured I’d finally write it down and share it. It’s color is a perfect match to my homemade butter cream. It is not a bright white…more an ivory. It has more ingredients than many recipes, might take a little longer to make, but it is worth it. Enjoy! ….This recipe makes about 3 lb. 13 oz....
Made this simple swiss roll for my husband to have it with evening tea. Confession time: My daughter and I finished it off before he came. :-) Never knew a swiss roll is such an easy one. Ingredients: 3 medium eggs 75g caster sugar 75g plain flour 25g Cocoa Powder 1. Preheat the oven to 200⁰C, gas mark 6. Grease and line the Swiss roll tin with baking parchment. 2. Using an electric hand mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until thick and creamy ...
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