Thursday, September 12, 2013

Princess Castle Cake

 This is the castle I did for my daughters Birthday last year it was actually pretty simple to do Take 2 round 8" cakes fill and stack one on top the other I used banana pudding for the filling. get your crumb coat on. chill the cake at least an hour put on your top coat of frosting then I used a mixture of plain cones and waffle cones to make the tower and piped on decorations, like doors and windows...

Thursday, January 10, 2013


This was a fun project despite the fact Mine looked nothing like a wreath it was yummy

Cinnamon Wreath Bread 

2 Packages ( ¼ oz each ) Active dry yeast 
1 ½ cups warm water (110-115 degrees) 
6 TBS butter 
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk 
¼ cup sugar 
1 egg 
¾ tsp salt 
4 1/2-5 ½ cups all-purpose flour 
2 TBS butter melted 
½ cup chopped almonds 
1 ½ tsp cinnamon 
1 cup confectioners sugar 
1 TBS water 
¼ tsp almond extract 

In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the butter, milk powder, sugar, egg, salt, and 3 cups of flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough. ( The dough will be sticky ) 

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 to 1 ½ hours. 

Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into an 18 in x 12 in rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and chipped almonds to within ½ inch of the edges. Roll up jelly-roll style starting with the long side and pinch the seam to seal. 

Place seam down on a greased baking sheet and pinch the ends together to form a ring. With kitchen scissors, cut from the outside edge to 2/3’s of the way towards the center of the ring at 1 inch intervals. Separate the strips slightly and twist to allow the filling to show. Cover and let rise again until doubled. (About 45 minutes to an hour) 

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, Combine the confectioners sugar, water, and extract and drizzle over the warm bread.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Checkered Flag Rice Treats

These where a super fun little expirement I tried
for a birthday party I thought they turned out pretty cute 
just gotta remember to keep hubby away from decorating the 
baked goods and in the kitchen making drinks *grin* 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fourth Cake

this is the cake I made for the Fourth of July

 blueberries and strawberries yum

 Red white and blue inside and out
 little miss wanted in on the decorating fun so
I gave her her own cake to decorate
 I think she did a good job
she was so proud she wanted to take her cake to
Papa's too

Rainbow cake

sorry these posts are a little allove the place while I am catching up to today, here is the rainbow cake I made for a Saint Patricks Day party we had this year...

This cake was a lot of fun to make and really
it was more time consuming then it was difficult
it basically involved dying each layer as batter then slowly
building the cake it was yummy too



and since this blog is called rum and cake perhaps its time to add a drink or two...
This drink is one of hubbys favorites to drink and to make it's called a
Hooloovoo which is a hyperintelligent shade of the
colour blue from HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The recipe is:
1 part blue curacao
2 parts vodka
3 parts lemonade
shaken and poured over ice.


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo we were invited to a friends party
so I decided I just had to try these Piniata Cookies
I saw on
 Simple sugar cookie colored and layered to look like a
Then filled with mini M&M's

They where so good and so much fun to make