Posts Tagged 'Desert'

Ice cream gyoza!

Ok so its no secret that Im a fan of food that looks like other food. Thats why when I saw this recipe for Ice Cream Gyoza on Evil Mad Scientist I was absolutely tickled!

Ice Cream Gyoza

Now this seems like it might be difficult, but if you can play with playdough, Im pretty sure you can pull this one off. All you need to do is make some eggless cookie dough (it has to be eggless because the dough will not be cooked), buy some vanilla or any other flavor ice cream and get a gyoza mold and youre pretty much done! These would make for a great unique desert treat at any party or dinner.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Fail cakes

Hey everyone, sorry the blog has been slow going the past few days. Katie has been sick and dealing with an injured dog (shes doing ok though and is on her way to recovery) and Ive just been slammed at work. So I figured since I dont have time to post up photos or any new recipes Ive been working on (Ive got some good ones stored up!) I’ll share with you something that I may be late passing on, but its new to me!

Fail Cakes

Apparently cake decorating often goes awry with hilarious results and of course the internet is always there to point them out and laugh.


Wal-Mart needs to update their application to require at least an elementary school education


Auto print cake error…makes me want to make a 404 cake


Who doesnt love a good cake on their Dirthday?


Congramations are in order for this cake!


I wonder what Amy bought….


I just dont even know what this one says


I love my grils too!


While “be” is technically not misspelled I fell someone doesnt know what a pun is. Also that bee is freaky looking.


Im actually hoping this isnt a mispelling because Valenstines day would be awesome…imagine an evil stitched together Cupid out for revenge! I think I just came up with the best movie idea EVER!


Hehe…thats what she said.

I could go on for hours with these, but sadly I must get back to work. Have no fear there are plenty more fail cakes to be found here.

Bioshock Cupcakes

Jocelyn of Snack or Die has done it again and created yet another confectionary gaming masterpiece. This time she tips her baking hat to last years epic FPS, Bioshock with some Big Daddy Cupcakes.

Bioshock Big Daddy Cupcakes

As usual she includes step by step instructions as well as images. I think its incredibly clever to use M&Ms as the lights on the Big Daddy helmet. The only thing I think I would change about this recipe is using licorice bands to create the mask. I know that they are the right choice to create the texture and form, but Im just not a fan of black licorice. I would probably try to make some thin chocolate bands and even though they wouldnt be as sturdy as the licorice, they would be a lot more tasty.

Now I just need to figure out how to make a Gingerbread Little Sister to go along with my Big Daddy Cupcakes…

Ice Cream Maker Tales: Pt. 1

Sorry about the long delay between posts, it was a busy holiday season with lots of traveling to see families. But Im back in the bay now and have tons of toys and recipes to share.

For Christmas my aunt gave Cesar and I a $25 gift certificate to Cost Plus World Market, one of my favorite stores. Last night we were shopping looking for something to purchase for our kitchen…we thought about knives, pestals, grinders and almost settled on a really nice mandolin slicer. Then I happened to glance at a bottom shelf and saw a lone box containing a Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker! AN ICE CREAM MAKER!!! Best of all, it was one of the ones that you dont need salt, ice or to crank a handle like the one I had growing up. I began salivating thinking of all the ice cream and frozen yogurt recipes I have that I have been dying to try out (including a Bacon Maple Ice Cream). It was a tough decision, a mandolin slicer is a more practical appliance…but an ice cream maker is more awesome. Ultimately we went with the ice cream maker because it was something we would never go out and buy if we didnt have a gift card…we’ll get a mandolin slicer eventually.


One of the most awesome things about the ice cream maker is that it boasted to make ice cream in about 20-30 minutes! That meant we could make ice cream that night! We ran to the Safeway and picked up some non-fat vanilla yogurt and black berries to make Black Berry Frozen Yogurt!

We arrived at our friend Rob’s house and presented him with our new prize and the plan to make frozen yogurt that night. Unfortunately my failure to ever read directions completely bit me in the ass and we realized that in order to make the ice cream we had to freeze part of the maker…which would take 6 to 22 hours! But of course we were not so easily swayed and decided to see if we could freeze it in less time (it was about 8:30 at night and we didnt want to be making frozen yogurt at 3am). We filled a bowl with ice water and put the ice cream maker in that and filled the middle with ice shoved it in the back of the freezer and prayed.

At around 1 am we checked, still not done so we decided to give it another hour…unfortunately the ice cream maker was not frozen solid but we decided to see if it would work anyways. We were dead set on having frozen yogurt that night and turning back or waiting till the next day was not an option. We set up the machine and poured the mixture in and waited. We even decided to put the machine outside so it would be cooler! At 30 minutes the yogurt had expanded properly but was still very liquidy so we decided to let it sit out for another 20 minutes to see if it would firm up. Around 3 am we turned it off realizing that it wasnt going to firm up any more so we pulled it out…what we had created was actually more liquid than when it started, we had effectively created a yogurt soup of sorts.

We stared dumbfounded and defeated at our blackberry yogurt soup, it was an abomination.
“This is what we get for toying with nature! You cannot beat the Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker! No one can!”
Rob slammed his fist down in the counter and said, “No! We cannot be defeated! We cannot let this thing beat us! We’re going to Safeway and getting ice cream and putting this stuff on top of it.”

So we jumped in the car and drove off in search of a 24 hour Safeway and ice cream to exact our revenge on the ice cream maker. We got back to Rob’s place at around 4:00 am and dumped out yogurt soup abomination on the vanilla yogurt and enjoyed our small victory in eating a hodgepodged blackberry frozen yogurt. We still couldnt help but feel defeated so we cleaned off the ice cream maker and decided to regroup the following day.

After poppping the maker into my freezer for about 3 hours it already firmed up (our fridge/freezer is super powered) so we’re ready for round two tonight. We will attempt to make Banana and Dark Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt…I’ll report back on that once we’ve completed it but so far we are right on track!

Moral of the story is, dont mess with the Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker…it will always win. If it says to wait until the bin is fully frozen you wait…or you will only be left with heartache and yogurt soup (and not the good kind from Greece).

Gears of War 2 Brownies!

So my favorite video game confectioner blog Snack Or Die recently posted up some truly amazing and delicious looking Gears of War 2 Brownies

As usual they have step by step instructions for how to make your very own cog brownies to munch on while lancing some Locust.

Political cupcakes!

Please pardon the crappy camera phone picture, but my coworker Rebeca managed to combine politics and baking into one to create….

Hopecakes!

Regardless of your political affiliation you have to admit this is pretty awesome. Remember everyone, get out and vote today!


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