Archive for April, 2009

Nurse Themed Cake

Monday, April 6th, 2009
Nurse Cake with Fondant Stethoscope

Nurse Cake with Gumpaste Stethoscope

This cake was created for a girl who recently passed her nursing exam. I was concerned this cake wouldn’t come out all that well due to the fact it was last minute.  However, I am coming to realize some of my best work is spur of the moment.

This time around  I decided I would try my hand at decorating with gum paste. The nurses cake is decorated with several “nurse related” items.  The stethoscope, pill capsules and bandages are made out of gum paste.  I baked a very basic 1-2-3-4 cake and filled it with apricot.  The frosting, swiss meringue buttercream, is my all time favorite!  All in all I think the results were good!

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Beet & Goat’s Cheese Napoleon

Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Beet & Goat's Cheese Napoleon

Beet & Goat's Cheese Napoleon

This recipe is not only gorgeous, it is delicious.  It has all the elements I like - salty, sweet, tangy, creamy and crunchy.  It works well as a starter or in lieu of a salad.

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Super Salad – Eat This Every Day!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
Super Salad

Super Salad

Eating healthy is hard – I know this, you know this – we know this.  But there is something pretty simple and tasty that I try to serve it with every home cooked dinner, my Super Salad.  It’s got lots of healthy stuff in it, and honestly, I feel good eating it. 

You’ve heard all the Super Foods terms – antioxidants, fiber, isoflavones, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) etc, etc…  Well, this salad contains them all. I make it for two, but you can adjust accordingly. 

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