Monday, January 28, 2008

Daring Bakers Challenge January 2008 - Lemon Meringue Pie

Look ma - it's LOLBakers.

I had to make this 2x - I had the most horrible time with the piecrust.

More to come - I brought pie x2 to work, and will take pictures today and post it tonight. But here's at least evidence that I did TRY, and FAIL, and therefore had to TRY AGAIN.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"Yule Log" take two (aka PORTAL CAKE)

The cake is not a lie... the strawberries, however, are.

For new year's I made another of the December Challenge's cakes, but this time in a springform pan. I sliced it into two layers and brushed both with large doses of Frangelico (Hazelnut Liquor). I filled and frosted it with the coffee buttercream, covered it with toasted hazelnuts, and dusted it with cocoa powder. I sent everyone to stores for strawberries but no one brought me any home (because they all looked horrible ;_;). So I raided the kitchen and found... marzipan! I love edible almond play-dough.

The real cake from Portal (wikipedia link; official site)is much taller. Oh well - maybe next time I will make a double batch of genoise. In ALL MY SPARE TIME. Or instead I'll just do this month's challenge. We'll see... ^_^

I also need to learn how to take better pictures. >_< Practice practice practice.