The Dr. Who Party (and the Dalek Cake!)

Update: Dalek Cake Tutorial is posted! So this weekend’s Dr. Who themed birthday party was a smashing success.  (View Invitation) Both kids and adults had a good time enjoying the food, the Timey Wimey waterslide, the Sonic Screwdriver cocktails (adults!) , fish fingers and custard (kids!), and of course, the most awesome  (if I do say so myself!) Dalek Cake.  (Can you guess what the Daleks are made out of?) I’ll get a tutorial up on how to do the cake later this week – I took a bunch of pictures of the process.  There were a few roadblocks along the way, like the Crack in the Universe deciding to manifest itself on the top of my base cake, and of course, the mess in the kitchen afterwards.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Awesome technique for Microwaving Corn on the Cob

Awesome technique for Microwaving Corn on the Cob
I don’t normally cross post between here and Foodwhirl, but since I’ve been such a slacker at posting either place lately (I know, I know, I’ll do better this summer, I promise!) I figured you wouldn’t mind too much.  Plus this technique is soooo cool.  It’s super easy, no-mess, and really quick.  You don’t have to shuck the corn before hand, which I love. Anyway, I wrote it all up at Foodwhirl, so go check it out: Corn on the Cob: Fast, easy, & No Mess! Enjoy!

St Patrick’s Day cooking…

St. Patrick’s day is coming up… got any cooking plans?  Here are some of the recipes shared previously on Foodwhirl.com. Guiness Corned Beef

My fave Thanksgiving dish: Sweet Potato Casserole

My fave Thanksgiving dish: Sweet Potato Casserole
Wow, it’s already thanksgiving week?  Where is the year going?  In any case, one of my favorite things about this time of year is the food, and my favorite holiday casserole is this one!  It’s simple to make, not too sweet, and always a crowd favorite.  I wrote up an extensive step by step how to last year at Foodwhirl, so I’m not going to go through it all again — just go read it there : Dot’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe.
…perfect for Thanksgiving!  I don’t know if sweet potatoes are on your typical Holiday menu, but they always are on mine. 
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Angry Birds cupcakes won 2nd place! (and more cake tutorials)

I’m pleased to announce that my Angry Birds cupcake tutorial instructable won second place in the Instructables cupcake contest! More photos of all the birds and pigs, and download the tutorial, here (Make Angry Birds Cupcakes) Some of my previous cake/cupcake tutorials: Perry the Platypus

Tutorial: Make Angry Birds Cupcakes

Angry Birds Cupcakes Tutorial
My son, he who inspired the Clone Trooper Cupcakes, Dragon Cake, and Perry the Platypus Cake, is obsessed with Angry Birds.  Well, he’s really obsessed with about a dozen games on the iPhone or Android when we’ll let him play them — and he got to play a lot while we were on vacation in Mexico.  And we had a 4 hour delay so I played my share of Angry Birds, too.  Anyway.  So here they are in cupcake form (here are a bunch of other Angry Birds creations, too).  Lots of fun to make, and quite tasty, too!… [ KEEP READING ]