I like to bake. I don't always get 'professional results' but I usually enjoy what I end up with...
|1 of four stacks o' cupcake plates.|
|Reese's peanutbutter cup filled cupcakes all finally finished. Starting on the chocolate dipped strawberry cupcakes in the background.|
|Reese's peanutbutter cup filled double-chocolate cupcakes. Fresh chocolate whipped cream w/ ganache` on top. Dee-lish!!|
|One chocolate dipped strawberry tucked inside, fresh whipped vanilla cream swirl on top, sugared sliced strawberry to finish. Pretty and delicious. Too bad I'm allergic to strawberries isn't it?|
|Extra large cup cupcakes. It's kind of hard to tell but each is 4" across and 4+ " tall. Always a favorite no matter the flavor.|
|1 dozen done, I made three dozen in this batch for my sweetheart's company party. They were all very happily received.|
|Turkey decorated sugar cookies at Thanksgiving.|
|Candy filled Easter basket bundt cake. The grand-babies all loved this one.|
((I must apologize for the photo quality of the pictures. Most of the time I just use my cell phone. I could use my camera, but I always have my cell with me and I don't always know where my camera is hiding.))
And then there was this one time, when I pretended to know how to carve a watermelon.
|Drawing the main design all the way around before cutting to be sure they would all fit.|
|First piece out of many. Sticking with very basic shapes was a good idea I think.|
|Trimming off the green skin, down to the cut line.|
|Beginning on cutting out more of the design. I'm pretty much just free handing the cut outs, as I didn't really have a 'planned' piece, just a general idea of what I wanted it to look like when it was done.|
|Tiny notches and detail for a bit of flair. LOL|
|Yikes, cutting out the first flower. |
I had seen it done before so I was pretty sure as to how to proceed but actually holding the knife and getting a feel for the 'carving' required a lot more finesse than I first thought.
|Trim a bit of the extra pieces into a teardrop leaf shape.|
|VOILÀ! The finished piece. My FIRST EVER watermelon carving.|