As promised yesterday, here are more details on the Doctor Who Dalek Cake. You know I’m a big believer in showing you that YOU can make a really cool cake, and I do one every year for the Boy’s birthday. Past years: Angry Birds cupcakes, Dragon Cake, Perry the Platypus Cake, and Clone Trooper cupcakes. So, today I’ve promised some of the details of how to make this cake yourself. Tomorrow I’ll try to get up some of the decor, and a wrap up :)
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 ].
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!
For the Kentucky Derby, you need Mint Juleps, right? Well for the Derby, or any time, this is a fabulous ice cream recipe for those Summer (or almost summer) days…
This gelato was inspired by our neighbors, Sara & Paul, and their wonderful mint juleps that they make for the Derby. Their recipe is a little nontraditional, as it calls for lemon, but I like their version even better than then typical Mint Julep… [ KEEP READING ] drink.
Gelato is healthier than ice cream because it has less fat in it, and it’s texture is just wonderful. And while I don’t have a real gelato maker, I fake it by using my Kitchen Aid’s ice cream freezer attachment, and using the lowest speed.
Some Mother’s Day indulgent brunch ideas from the always fab Just Jenn:
For some reason Mother’s Day is always about a *light* brunch, yeesh -what if your mom likes super-heavy fried chicken+mashed potatoes+biscuits like me?? Hm. Whatever – tradition says dainty, light ‘brunch, brunch, brunch’ so here are a few of my fave sweet brunch recipes. (You can always serve it with a side of fried chicken.)
Go get them all here: Mother’s Day Brunch
I love this idea – which would be perfect for a brunch, especially if mom is a fan of bacon:
At Can You Stay For Dinner:… [ KEEP READING ]And no, I’ll never again share a photo of two sweet ‘n’ gritty cornbread pancakes acting as the bread in which I stuffed crisp applewood smoked bacon strips, thick slices of vine ripened tomatoes, crispy green leaf lettuce, and crumbly blue cheese.
This is a fabulous idea!
Check out this adorable ‘carrot’ filled with egg salad from Hungry Happenings- a fun addition to an easter brunch, maybe?
From the site: … [ KEEP READING ]There is only one spring day that starts off with your family running around the yard in search of decorated eggs. Easter Sunday is quite unique in that respect. After our Easter egg hunts we have always gathered up our decorated eggs and whisked them off to the kitchen to add some Miracle Whip before turning them into deviled eggs or egg salad. It’s a simple recipe, just two ingredients, but one I still enjoy even though my palate has been expanded immensely over the years.