Saturday, December 28, 2013

White Swan Wedding Cake

My latest wedding cake was so fun to make since it was different than all the others- with tons of white chocolate curls, 64 white chocolate hearts, and two white chocolate swans.

  • Chocolate Cake
  • Raspberry jam filling
  • Vanilla Bean Buttercream
  • Lots of white chocolate decor
  • 8ls/kg

Cookie Craze

Peppermint Meringue Kisses
 Every year at Christmas I like to go wild with my cookies. Since childhood it has been a tradition of ours to give cookies to family and friends. My Mom and I used to do this, and now I keep it up in my home. This year I made 14 kinds of cookies and candies. Here are some of the ones I made this year.

Outrageous Oatmeal

Date Pinwheels  (Aunt Karen's Favorite)

Carmel Almond Pinwheels

Peanut Butter Cookies (My toddler got a hold of this one and took a bite out before the picture was taken)

Pineapple Pockets

Molasses Cookies

Buckeyes, and 3 kinds of filled chocolates

Chocolate Crinkles with Mint White Chocolate

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Decor
Pepper cookies.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pecan Pie- Without Corn Syrup

So, Thanksgiving was on the way and I had even managed to get some pecans. I never buy them here, they are just too pricey. My Dad brought them from the States and I froze them- saving them up. Then to solve the lack of corn syrup dilemma I started looking for recipes without it.

When I made this one I must admit my hopes were high, yet rather doubtful. So much so that I even cut a sliver to taste before the big meal. Wow, this pie despite looking different slightly than the original version is every bit as yummy. So if you want to avoid corn syrup, or if you can't get it then try this recipe! My husband gave it 5 stars! For him to give a 5 stars if like winning the Olympics- he is the best/worst critic I have :)

I did not chop my pecans. I am also going to try making this with a mixture of walnuts, almonds and perhaps peanuts at work because we never buy pecans there, I am sure it will be delightful as well! 

Clicking on the photo will take you to the site with the recipe.

Pecan Pie V Recipe