Blood, sweat and mostly tears went into this thing… but it was the most delicious chocolate cake I’ve ever baked :)
Boyfriend’s birthday! (Hence all of yesterday’s baking.) Since his actual present is still in the mail I crocheted him a small Snoopy and Woodstock :D Am especially proud of Woodstock as I made him without a pattern. Snoopy pattern is here: http://amigurumilacion.blogspot.nl/2016/01/snoopy-amigurumi-tutorial.html?m=1
Cutting up the grasshopper squares was a major mess, but they’re SO DELICIOUS OH MY GOD. Bottom layer is brownie, then a layer of white chocolate mixed with cream and a little peppermint essence and food colouring, and the top layer is dark chocolate with cream. They contain a total of about 1.5 kg of chocolate… *drool*
Our fridge is full of cake 😂
Made plain cupcakes with strawberry jam filling, topped with light buttercream with a tiny touch of cinnamon. I hope they taste as good as they look… (The recipe called for doughnut balls on top but I left those out, so I’m hoping the strawberry-cinnamon combination doesn’t taste weird.)
The big blob of chocolate is supposed to become a batch of grasshopper squares, but I won’t know how those turn out until I cut the thing up tomorrow…
It’s been a while… In the meantime I’ve been working, reading and baking a lot.
Raspberry-oatmeal squares, non-bake peach and orange cheesecake with nuts, rasperry and cream pie, pecan caramel pie…
Brownies for Bob’s birthday (he turned 36 and works with a bunch of math nerds)…
And some stuff I saw on Bake Off: Victoria Wood’s coconut and lime cake, and Mary Berry’s mokatines (I left out the third (!) type of icing because I just couldn’t be bothered). I also baked a lot of other stuff that I didn’t take pictures of. The Hummingbird Bakery’s banana bread, for instance, which I baked several times over the past months, is amazingly delicious but doesn’t look very interesting.
We sacrificed our broccoli experiment so that we’d have butterflies all over the terrace. They were adorable.
Also, I grew a small chestnut forest…
Plus we’re moving to our new house in a couple of weeks so we’re currently filling up the present house with boxes and boxes and boxes, and cuddling Orange Garage Cat way more than usual because we’re really going to miss him when we’re gone.
So… how was your summer?