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Good Luck with the grand opening tomorrow, Pat & Anthony!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Here is the very basic recipe I use for my cookies, cakes and cupcakes like the ones you see above:
Delicious Buttercream Frosting
2/3 cup butter-room temperature
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp. milk (or more to get spreading consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla (use clear if you want whiter frosting)
Beat the butter til creamy then add the sugar a little at a time. I usually end up with a sugar shower so be careful. You can add some milk a little at a time to help prevent this. After you've added the liquids beat the frosting for 2-3 minutes until its nice and fluffy and creamy and just the right consistency. If you're adding food coloring put it in when you add the vanilla. Gel colors are brighter. You can also get fluorescent colors now that are really bright-great for kids. Sanding sugar or Sprinkles top off your masterpieces and look like a real bakery pro came to your kitchen for the day.
Enjoy making something special for your sweetie this Valentine's Day and I'll see you soon!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
How perfect! We're having a Farmers' Market 2 days before Valentine's Day!! I love this "Hallmark" Holiday and can't wait to start baking later this week. If you want something delicious and homemade for your Valentines, come to Sue's Kitchen. Here's what I'll be making for you:
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
- Buttercream Frosted Heart Sugar Cookies (large singles and minis drizzled with chocolate)
- Triple Chocolate Brownies
- Cherry Pie (remembering Pres. Washington :)
- And my signature cookies: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, skinny jean and biker bars.
Complete your Valentine gift with a homemade card from Sue's Kitchen. Remember the market starts @10 am and we wrap up at 1pm. See you there!
I recently was asked by one of my customers, Jane, to make a double layer chocolate cake with chocolate icing for Rose who was turning 10. She wanted peace signs and bright colors and the shapes to be "10". Well, as I've said before...I'm a pie baker and not a cake baker but here is my effort and I have to say I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Jane said it was a hit so that's all that counts. Happy Birthday, Rose!!