Showing posts from April 3, 2011

Birthday Cake Planning

I just realized that I completely forgot to post Eric's birthday cake from last year when he turned 4.  I guess I was less excited to post the cake because I ordered it from Safeway. And it was slightly different from the cake catalog, which is the same as this Transformers Bumblebee and Optimus Party Cake Topper Set . I think it's worthy of appearing on Cake Wrecks. See what we got? You know, it tasted OK, but the looks just really bothered me. It was kinda like looking at a turd, wondering if it was really a turd, and then eating it, but it tasted like chocolate. Anyhow. On his actual birthday, we gave him some things, including a big, new, bike. His party day started out with a few close family members giving him some presents at home. Then we ventured to the bounce-house bonanza birthday extravaganza. The kids were wild hyenas. By the time we sat down for pizza and cake, all kids were sweaty and tired. The grandparents took it easy on the sidelines.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 I have been meaning to do up this post on chocolate dipped strawberries since early February. Well, time has not been on my side lately. So I'm too late for Valentine's Day, but just in time for Mother's Day. Well, Mother's Day in the US.  Not so sure when that falls in other countries. Men and inexperienced cooks take note. This recipe is so easy, even you can do it! It's impressive, but always has an impact, even if the chocolate isn't perfect. You don't have to use strawberries either. You could actually dip anything you like in melted chocolate. Cookies. Pretzels. Potato chips. Just keep in mind the typical shelf life or refrigerator storage lifespan of the item you are dipping. For berries, they are good for about 3 days. I'd even go for a banana, but you'd have to eat it right away so it didn't turn brown. And apparently my sister and bro-in-law grill bacon and cover it in chocolate.  So get creative! Ingredients 1 1-lb pac