Monday, May 29, 2017

Baby Shower Cake - Twins Boy & Girl

 I have been baking cakes for family and friends for a couple years now. Just a few days ago, my husband said I should stop baking so many cakes and focus more on baking my decorated cookies and cupcakes. Maybe he thinks my cakes aren't as good as my cookies and cupcakes ? ( I know he doesn't mind eating the cakes that I bake.)
 Anyhow, this is my first cake in a few weeks and it is for a baby shower for a colleague at work.
His wife is having twins; a boy and a girl ! They will be some busy parents for a few years, so they deserve a nice cake.
 Although I am using a store cake mix, I have modified the recipe and added extra ingredients that make the cake not too light and not too dense, I will find out from my colleagues tomorrow how good it tastes ??!!

1 box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 box of vanilla pudding mix
3 eggs
1/4 cup oil

In a mixer, beat at medium speed oil and sugar.
Add in eggs, mix well.
Add in sour cream.
Mix in vanilla pudding mix.
Stop mixer, add in all the rest of the ingredients.
Mix and beat batter for 3 mins.

Line 2 - 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
Evenly scoop batter into cake pans.
Preheat oven at 350 degree.
Bake cake for 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool down and remove from pan.
Slice cake into 2 on each of the cake.
Frost and decorate cake with buttercream.

SJC Graduations Cookies

It was tough to get this red color correct. I needed to add a little of this and a little of that, including some bright red Pillsbury icing. But I think they came out well. What do you think ?

Here are the cookies !

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pink Floral Cookies

My pink floral cookies seem to be perfect for a Mother's Day celebration. They are lively and lovely and just say love in every bite. Take a look ! :)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

simple cupcakes

I wanted to bake a quick batch of simple cupcakes for our church's coffee fellowship.I wasn't really sure what to make, so I went through my pantry and refrigerator and was able to get enough ingredients together to make these delicious little cakes. I call these cupcakes "Joanne's leftover surprise". They ended up being very sweet, light and lovely.  So, here they are !