Or any day desserts really..
I follow the Topless Blaker on Instagram..such a talented smart baker!
When he showed this tart I knew I had to try.It's a sablé breton base..jam in the centre on top..then these stabilized whipped cream..littles wings all around and fresh barries on top..I should have used my heart mold..a few sprigs of mint would be pretty..or real strawberry leaves..
You can find the recipe and tutorial here..
It's a keeper.
The other one I tried.. was also through an Instagrammer..Cupcake Jemma..I have just found her..she made the cutest rose/pistachio Battenberg Cake..so cute I had to try..I don't have a Battenberg loaf pan..so I modified an 8x8..and ..well it didn't work..the halfway partition stayed..but the cross ones ..to make them x 6..collapsed midway..I rescued it..and the taste is good although I made modifications to use what I had on hand..but I think having the correct pan would make a HUGE difference..it's just too expensive.I'm 64 ..how many more mini Battenbergs am I going to make?;)Not many.. cute cute but not OMGEE so good I have to keep making them!
I love the whole look of Battenbergs..one caveat here was that my icing is bright..pink..and when you bake a cake w/ pink..I find it is often..peachy..so the colors are not gorge together.
This was the cake I brought for our dinner w/ Noah♥He's up there..outside his school when we picked him up to have dinner with him..he LOVED the cake and was so appreciative:)
Here is her BEAUTIFUL cake and recipe~
Nothing short of magnificent is our borrowed landscape.The last 3 days have seen us snowshoeing in all that beauty.
It's as wonderful as being on a pristine beach..on your own.
The beauty of nature.
If any of you feel like trying out an interesting..relaxing art tutorial..go to Anna Mason..and do the free pear tutorial..you don't need much..paper..4 colors of paint.. few round pointy tip brushes..takes a couple of hours,but I am going to watch it again..it's not my way of painting..but I love it and want to learn to be more realistic..all styles are fun to learn.
This is a hobby for me..one I love.
You can find the link here..
Have fun..I can see a few of you LOVING this!
It was suggested to me by an artist I admire very much!
Winter can be very rough here with a lot of ice..snow..cold..and this one has been..
This guy..clears the cars..mine..some snowbanks are higher..no kidding..and we have lovely paths all around..to the front out back..to the potting shed..so pretty and neat .The snow is halfway up my arbours..the front fence the top is peeking out..the larege white obelisks are just peeking ou too..I won't even talk about our front..you would not believe the snow:)
He never complains about the snow at all.I would be so complaining..I would be whining about my chores..no kidding.Not him.
If you want to get teary eyed..
Not sure if you have seen it..
Have a lovely weekend~And Happy Vday on Wednesday~