Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dessert Baking Contest

The older girls had an opportunity to participate in a Dessert Baking Contest this past week. They enjoyed thumbing through all the recipes I have found on my latest discovery....Pinterest .  There are more than enough ideas and recipes on there that I think we will never be bored again!

Laura chose to make Candy Corn Fudge

It turned out to be pretty easy and it also turned out delicious! I'm not sure if it was more of a mental thing, or not, but when we bit into it, it really did taste pretty true to the original candy corn taste! One minor mishap happened when somehow a bit of red food coloring made it into the bowl of yellow tinted fudge.... But we were able to fix it, after adding the rest of the bottle of yellow dye to balance things out!

Laura plated it on a cream-colored platter and decorated the platter with real candy corns and pumpkins.

Heather chose to make Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes (Because cupcakes by themselves are not sweet enough??) It was a multi step process. First she made the cookie dough filling, rolled them into little balls and froze them. Next she made the cupcake batter, and then combined the two to bake. With the leftover cookie dough, she made tiny little cookies to use as garnishes. She tried out a few of her decorator tips to make some fancy frosting patterns, put a cookie on top, and voila! The finished product.

The girls had a lot of fun and we enjoyed lots of laughs together as they took over the kitchen.
We never did find out who won the baking contest, but creating an entry was a fun experience!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Erica!

    Love yor blog! can't wait to see what else you'll come up with! Praying for your family!

    Linda Grady
    Swartz Creek, MI


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