Saturday, June 27, 2009

Competitive Baking

"I always had the will to win. I felt it baking cookies. They had to be the best cookies anyone baked."

Bette Davis

Home Ec. 101 Saturday

I have to be honest and tell you that I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I don’t enjoy cooking – there – I said it. And fortunately, I don’t have to because for the last 20 years Himself has taken the baton. I am very spoiled because a) he loves doing it and b) he’s GOOD at it.

BUT – I do like to bake. And the more creative I can get, the better.

A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to this blog – Bakerella. AMAZING stuff and great directions and links and totally DOABLE projects.

Case in point.

Just look what you can do with cupcakes, brownies and sugar cookies.

Yep – that’s my kitchen. I made those (Himself did the sugar cookie French fries, ‘cause he wanted to play, too!) I am not a purist and used my favorite boxed mixes. Here is the direct link to the Bakerella instructions.

Sooooo cute – didn’t take any special tools. I used a juice glass instead of the cookie cutter. And I opted out of using icing for the lettuce, mustard and ketchup. My family is picky and wouldn't have enjoyed the icing on the brownies. Only thing that I didn’t have in the pantry was sesame seeds and sugar cookie mix. Had all the paper products (card stock, tracing paper) to use with the templates. Easy peasy. Got to bake AND paper craft. (Made me giddy!!!)

Check out some of her Christmas creations. You'll love them.

And to quote my favorite renegade chef, “Do it bigger, do it better, do it AWESOME”.


Alyssa and Kevin said...

I LOVE BAKERELLA!!!I want to make some of her cake balls soon!mail

Mel said...

I know - Steven is hooked, too. When fall rolls around and I can have the oven going for more than 30 mins at a time, I'm going to try out LOTS of things!! Want to see your new house soon.

Jozet at Halushki said...

OMG! Those are fabulous! I'm going to check out the site - I want to make cute burger desserts, too!