Friday, December 3, 2010

Day One

Dear Readers, 
 As I'm sure you can see, I am very new to this whole blogging thing. I have no idea if anyone will ever read this, or if anyone even cares. But I decided to blog about my love of baking. After watching the movie Julie & Julia, I was inspired. When I bake, I like baking for others, not for myself. And most of the time when I have finished a dessert, I don't even eat it because it is gone so quickly.
A few weeks ago I taught myself how to make fondant. I started as soon as I got home from basketball which was 5 p.m. and got done at midnight...but it was so worth it! My very first decorative cake was a success. Hopefully if I figure out this whole blog thing, I can post pictures. 
So next on my list was cheesecake. My all time favorite dessert. Before this whole expedition, I had made Oreo cupcake cheesecakes for my guy friend Gus. I put the whole Oreo on the bottom of the liner, and then filled it to the top with the cheesecake Oreo filling. They were delicious. 
Next was Thanksgiving, and my moms side of the family all comes over to my house so there is a TON of food. Because my mom knows of my new found love of baking, I was the baker. I made a double layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and then cream cheese fondant. Next on the list was a turtle cheesecake. And oh my was the best thing I have ever tasted. Layers of chocolate and regular cheesecake with a caramel chocolate drizzle topping and sprinkled pecans and chocolate chips. My aunt (who is the ultimate baker) said that it was the best cheesecake she had ever tasted. Surprisingly the recipe called for lime, and I was very uneasy about adding it, but I guess it did the trick!
Well that is all I have for now. Hopefully I didn't put you to sleep!


p.s.- I have a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake in the fridge as I type!

1 comment:

  1. You are off to a great start! I am impressed, I haven't been brave enough to try fondant!