July 14, 2014

Father's Day 2014

I baked and decorated a cake for Rich's dad for Father's Day. It just happened to be a vegan cake that had two flavours of cake and a some of the best butter cream frosting, ever (and I don't even usually like frosting).
This frosting, was so so sooo good. Not too sweet, super fluffy and it doesn't call for a huge amount of fat. I made it using an old recipe for flour frosting, which calls for cooking flour and milk (alternative) together into a paste then whipping it with granulated sugar and v.butter. It sounds funny, but the results are amazing.

By substituting a couple tablespoons of v.butter for vegetable shortening, the frosting was able to withstand a little more heat/humidity than usual without compromising on mouth feel. The batch I made was flavoured with mint and vanilla extracts with crushed chocolate chips mixed in. It tasted just like mint chocolate chip ice cream- we even ate the it frozen!
Truth be told, I could probably work on my writing with frosting skills.
Here a glimpse of the cake's innards. It's been a bit of a challenge trying to find a good vegan vanilla cake recipe that doesn't involve boxed mixes and that doesn't taste funny. I decided to turn a regular recipe into one without eggs or dairy and I've definitely think I've found the one!

Now let's just see if I can find the doctored recipe that I scribbled down on a scrap piece of paper.
Legos are fun, until you step on them by accident. Then fun turns into rage which leads to a lot of swearing with a side of pain. Luckily I have been able to avoid this. 

Actually, no. I stepped on a Mega Blok not too long ago and it hurt like a mthrfker. Does that count? They're basically oversized Lego. 

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Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and make big messes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's super cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

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