This month we are to photograph something we do outside of photography. I have several hobbies…one of them is baking. I love to bake! Especially the sweet stuff. And I love to make candy. Every year I get the bug to make batches and batches of chocolate truffles and other yummy things. Last year I made marshmallows which were super duper sticky but they turned out to be sooo yummy.
It’s been a long time since I have baked a cake, but needed one for an auction dessert dash last weekend. Great timing!! I also love to garden – even pulling weeds – as I do love just being outside with my thoughts. And I have been teaching myself how to knit recently, with a little success. I’m always up to trying a new craft!
And as you can see I’m not the cleanest cook… I make a lot of messes. I try to measure everything on a plate, keep my spoons on it, etc. Really helps with clean up if I can contain it a bit, but it never does stay!
I made a chocolate cake & my all time favorite chocolate cake recipe is by The Whimsical Bakehouse (in fact, it’s the first edition of this book that really taught me how to make a cake, prep and decorate). I fill it with their Oreo Cream Filling. Frosted with a marshmallow cream butter frosting ( OMG yum ) and then topped with chocolate shavings. It was my first time doing the chocolate shavings, so not sure how I feel about that. I felt they were rather fragile and difficult to get onto the cake, but it didn’t matter. This cake tastes amazing and I always have to make extra oreo cream filling (it’s simply heavy cream whipped until stiff, a quarter cup of powdered sugar and about 12 oreos crushed) because my family could devour a whole bowl of just the filling.
Now next in the blog carousel, please go visit the very talented photographer from Baton Rouge; Anna-Karin Skillen Child & Family Photographer Baton Rouge
Now next in the blog carousel, please go visit the very talented photographer, Anna-Karin Skillen Child & Family Photographer Baton Rouge sharing her hobby! :)