Posts Tagged 'baking'

Star Wars Mighty Muggs Cakes

We’ve all seen a million Star Wars cakes, but Star Wars Mighty Muggs cakes are a new one on me!

Chewie and Storm Trooper cakes

Craftster user doyouloveanapple made these cakes for her partner using a homemade marshmallow fondant. They were based off of the Star Wars Mighty Muggs toys which give them a super cute pop look which lends itself nicely to the cake medium.

The storm trooper was a lemon cake with lemon curd filling and a vanilla butter cream which Chewbacca was a chocolate cake with a chocolate butter cream filling.

doyouloveanapple does give one valuable piece of advice for those looking to make their own Star Wars cakes…

“Fondant that is painted with black food dye does not taste good and dyes your mouth black!”

yikes! good to know!

<3 seanalyn

Special brownies

Hey I know what youre thinking! Well these arent THOSE kind of brownies! These are normal wholesome delicious brownies that I have no control over if you decide to modify the recipe in honor of today.

Mardbled Cream Cheese Brownies

I am an admitted cream cheese addict so of course my favorite brownie recipe involves the harmonious union of cream cheese and chocolate.

Bacon Brownies

Of course, how could I leave bacon off this list? Delicious delicious bacony brownies.

Cookie Dough Brownies

My favorite flavor of Ben & Jerrys has always been Half-Baked because of the harmonious blend of brownie batter and cookie dough. This is basically that ice cream but actually baked.

Jalepeno Brownies

I know this sounds weird, but you would be surprised at how well chocolate and peppers go together. Just give it a shot before you knock it!

Grilled Brownie Sundae Panini

Apparently you can grill a brownie on a panini press…who knew? Top it off with some ice cream and a balsamic and blueberry sauce and you have a match made in heaven.

Burbon Fudge Brownies

Add a little bit for Grandpa’s medicine to this treat and you have a recipe for good times.

Elaichi Brownies

The hint of cardamom in these brownies adds a subtle but exotic flavor.

I’ll add some more to this epic brownie list later and if you have any of your own please submit them!

<3 seanalyn

Periodic Table of Cupcakes

Ok last cupcake related post I swear…for today at least ;) I was trying to find a recipe for the Bacon Cupcakes when I stumbled across this….

The Periodic Table of Cupcakes

I know I probably should be offended because this creation by Women’s Day is insinuating that women should replace science with cupcakes or something blah blah blah I really cannot be bothered to think because my head is just buzzing with how I can make all these cupcakes. Womens’ rights and feminism is about the right to choose and right now I am choosing to make cupcakes dammit! Click on the link for the interactive Periodic Table of Cupcakes which features recipes for all the cupcakey elements. Personally I am intrigued by Gp16.

<3 seanalyn

World of Warcraft Horde Cupcakes

I guess Friday should just be Cupcake Day from now on! Snack or Die has posted yes another geeky confection and even though Im not a WoW fan I still appreciate the awesomeness in this one. Mostly due to the use of fondant which I have yet to try myself.

WoW Horde Cupcakes

As usual there are step by step instructions to make your own horde of Horde Cupcakes (har har). Enjoy!

<3 seanalyn

Bacon cupcakes

Yet again apologies for the slow week. Ive been laid up in bed all week with a nasty cold so my brain hasn’t been functioning properly since Monday. However I just saw a tweet from one of my friends about the most amazing thing ever created and it gives me hope for a better tomorrow.

Bacon Cupcakes

I wish I had more information on these little lovelies but sadly all I have to go off of is a picture and my dreams.

<3 seanalyn

Battlestar Pielactica

So here it is, the final night of Battlestar Galactica and I decided to celebrate it in the only way I know how…pie.

Witness my creation that is BATTLESTAR PIELACTICA

Based on Starbuck’s mandala aka The Eye of Jupiter this fruit topped pie replicates the pattern featured so often in the series. If youre planning a finale party, heres your chance to wip up something delicious and healthy to celebrate!

Battlestar Pieactica

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups (200 grams) all spelt or all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) Splenda
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Healthy Custard Filling

  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package small curd cottage cheese (nonfat or lowfat)
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons spelt flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 pinch salt
  • 1-1/2 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 egg whites
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup soy milk

Pie Crust
In a small bowl whisk together flour and salt. In a large bowl using a band mixer beat the butter until soft and gradually add in the Splenda. Add in the beaten egg and mix just until all ingredients are intermixed….do not overdo this! All at once add the flour mixture and mix just until it forms a ball. You dont want to overwork the dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until it is a bit harder.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place a rack in the middle. Take an 8-9 inch pie pan and lightly grease the bottom. Remove your dough from teh fridge and roll it out until it is about an inch larger than your pie pan. Carefully place the dough in the pie pan being careful not to stretch the dough (this will cause it to shrink when it bakes). Prick the bottom of the dough a few times with a fork to keep the dough from puffing up when it bakes. Place the pan in the fridge to cool and settle for about 20 more minutes. When the dough it cool take another pie tin and wrap the bottom in either aluminum foil or parchment paper and place it within the dough lined pie tin. Fill this with either rice, dried beans or any other weights. Put the pie crust in the oven to bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown (I overdid mine just a hair). Remove the pie crust from the oven and lift off the weighted pie tin, allow the crust to cool.

Healthy Custard Filling
Place cottage cheese in strainer and let drain for about 1 hour or until most of liquid has been drained. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, Splenda, flour, lemon juice, salt, egg yolks, coconut milk, and soy milk. Mix well.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until firm and fold into batter until smooth. Place the mixture in the fridge for a few minute to cool before pouring into pie shell.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce oven to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow pie to cool.

Topping your Pie

You can really use just about any fruit to top your pie as long as it is yellow, red and blue.  I used mangoes, strawberries and blackberries but other options are raspberries, pineapple, peaches, blueberries or bananas. Just make sure the pattern is yellow, red, blue, yellow.

If you dont have enough time to make a pie from scratch for tonight, you can always buy a pre-made crust and fill it with either pudding or another quick custard-like filling.

Happy Batttlestar Galactica Day everyone! Enjoy the finale!

Pac-Man Oven Mitts

Thats it, I can retire from blogging now because the greatest geeky domestic tool has been invented.

Pac-Man Oven Mitts

From domestic goody guru Fred comes heat handling silicone mitts that will satisfy your inner geek while you cook. Best of all is that inside the mitts they are textured with a Pac-Man course for texture and extra geekness. These babies launch in mid-April for a steal at $15 a pop.

I have a birthday coming up in late April…I’m just sayin’ ;)

<3 seanalyn


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