Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello everyone, today I am going to be giving you a recipe for cream cheese frosting that tastes amazing with pumpkin and spice cakes!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 8oz package of cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-3 cups of icing sugar

Instructions

In your mixing bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese with electric mixer on a medium speed for about 2 or 3 minutes or until nice and creamy.   Be sure to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl.

Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar; mix until thick and spreads easily.

Ice your cake or cupcakes to look beautiful.

 

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Just remember, it takes lots of practice to get it perfect!;)

Delicious Pumpkin Cake

Hello everyone, today I am going to be showing you how to make a pumpkin cake that is easy and delicious!

Ingredients 

1 cup white sugar

1 1\4 cups vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups canned pumpkin

4 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1\4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions 

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 12×18 inch pan.  Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Set aside.

2 In a bowl mix sugar and oil.  Add vanilla and pumpkin, then beat in eggs.  Gradually beat in the flour mixture.  Pour batter into prepared 12×18 inch pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.  Allow cake to cool completely before decorating.

 

 

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Just remember, it may take a few times for you to get it perfect!

Delicious Thanksgiving Apple Crisp

Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am going to be showing you how to make a delicious apple crisp just in time for Thanksgiving!

Apple crisp is a quick and easy dessert that everyone loves.  It’s really easy for kids to make.

Here is a picture of one that I made.IMG_7934Filling

10 cups or a large bowl of sliced pared tart apples

1/2 – 3/4 cup of sugar

1/3 cup of all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

a pinch of salt

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix apples, sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt (use spatula or spoon, don’t use an electric mixer) then set aside.

Topping 

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups oats

6 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons oil

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

Mix until crumbly.  Pour filling into a 9 by 13 inch pan and spread topping overtop of the filling.  Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

 

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I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Just remember it might take multiple tries to get it right!;)

 

 

Review On Babycakes Deep Fryer

I just got a brand new deep fryer made by Babycakes.  So far I have made regular donuts, jelly filled donuts, and rosette cookies.

The deep fryer comes with an instruction manual with recipes, a spoon with holes in it to get the stuff out of the hot oil, a bottle for putting batter in, and a whole bunch of molds for rosette cookies.

Here is a picture of the deep fryer (from the Babycakes website).iu.jpeg

As you can see the deep fryer is pretty small so you can only fry 1 or 2 things at a time.  This means that if you want to deep-fry a lot of treats it might take a longer time than if you had a big deep fryer.

This deep fryer is great because it will keep the oil at the right temperature, so you don’t need to worry about oil fires as much as you do when using a pan or pot to deep-fry.  If there is a grease fire do NOT dump water on it because oil is lighter that water, so the flaming oil will rise and spill everywhere.  Instead, cover the fire with a pot lid so that it runs out of oxygen and can’t spread.

All together I think that this is a great deep fryer and I highly recommend buying it!

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Just remember, baking can be difficult nobody gets it perfect first try!;)

 

Delicious Buttercream Icing!

Are you interested in decorating cakes?  Well this is the post for you.  Today I am going to be showing you a delicious icing recipe!

Ingredients

2-4 cups of icing sugar

1 cup (two sticks) of butter softened

2-3 teaspoons of vanilla

Instructions

Mix butter and vanilla on low speed.  Once mixed add the icing sugar 1 cup at a time mixing after each addition (don’t go to fast or the sugar will fly EVERYWHERE).

Mix until smooth, ice your cake, cupcakes, etc.

 

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Just remember, keep on practicing because nobody gets it perfect first try!

A HandFull Of Cakes

Hello everyone!  Today I am going to be showing you some cakes that my siblings, cousins, grandma, friends and I have made throughout the years.

 

Lets start the party with a dangerously delicious LION cake. I didn’t make this one on my own; it was actually my younger brother’s birthday cake.  My grandma (she is amazing at baking and decorating cakes) made the cake, but we all did a little bit of work to decorate it.IMG_4684.JPG

 

 

How about getting a little fancy with a purple mirror cake? I made this beautiful mirror cake by myself and I think it turned out pretty well.DSC_0424.jpg

 

 

What do you guys think about one little piggy? Here is a pig cake made by my cousin Chloe (she is really good at cake decorating to) and my grandma.IMG_0818

 

 

Lets have some fun with a little lamb! I decorated this cake by myself and I really like it!IMG_4741.JPG

 

 

Let’s try not to get wet as we checkout this beautiful waterfall cake made by my sister Anna, my cousin Chloe, our friend Katarina, and I.IMG_6926-1.JPG

If you guys want any tutorials on how to make these cakes just comment below to let me know.   I will also be adding more cakes to this post as I make more!

 

Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I hope you like these cakes!

 

Just remember, baking takes lots of practice and nobody can do it perfectly the first try!;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review On Sorelle

Yesterday my mom and I went to Toronto and planned to check out some of the city’s best bakeries!  However we only ended up going to one…

Our first stop was Sorelle and Co.’s Yorkville location.  Sorelle and Co. is a vegan bakery in Toronto (I am not vegan I just wanted to try this place out).IMG_7061.JPGHere I am just outside of Sorelle.

The shop’s decor is pretty and you feel like you’re out for high tea.  As soon as we entered  I saw tonnes of amazing yummy looking desserts.  Here are a few pictures.

Looks yummy right! Well it turns out that they also sell other vegan food too: salads, soups, sandwiches, etc.  There wasn’t a lot to choose from, so we decided on a salad for lunch and for dessert I got a chocolate donut covered in caramel (picture in top right corner) and my mom got a mousse (picture bottom right).  We decided to eat the salad first.  Something about the salad tasted a bit strange, so I moved on to my dessert.

Here is a picture taken right after we ate that salad and were eating dessert.IMG_7057

The donut’s texture was more like a cake than a donut.  The mousse tasted kind of chemically, which makes me wonder what they used instead of gelatine to get it to set.  Overall we found the desserts were just too sweet and we couldn’t finish them.

After leaving the bakery we decided to go clothes shopping before checking out the next bakery on our list.  A little while later I began to feel very sick to my stomach.  Then mom began to feel really sick too.  I think something in the salad didn’t agree with us  😦 .  We ended up not feeling well enough to check out any of the other bakeries on our list.

I was really disappointed that we didn’t feel well enough to go to anymore bakeries!

I know one thing for sure, I am not going to be a vegan and I am not going to go to Sorelle ever again!

So I rate this bakery 1 out of 10, because the salad looked like it came from the grocery store, made me feel sick, and the dessert was way to sweet.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog!  Email me or comment to tell me if you have ever been to Sorelle before and your experience.  Stay tuned for more posts and reviews!  My mom said she will take me out to more bakeries soon (as soon as she stops turning green when she looks at food).