Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Madame Chocolate!

Hi everyone, i know its been a while since i written anything on here... i been a bit lazy i know.. but also i have a new baby kitten in my family and im the mommy, so for anyone who doesnt know,, a newborn baby can take a lot of time and care..u have to feed him every 4 or 6 hours, prepare a special milk for them, hehe i will talk about this on my other blog....
Now to business... ok i know its old but i wanted to share it with u guys: for valentines day i decided to make some chocolates. Home made chocolates filled with chocolate ganache and caramel. Others i made into small balls. (no filling). I decided to put the chocolates in a box, which i made myself too! so please excuse my rawness haha. They looked so cute! this is my second attempt at making chocolates and i was happy with the result. Okay so now some pics....

As you can see i made them into several different shapes using molds, they looked pretty nice but some of them turned a bit opaque, :( i still have to find out why this happens... if anyone knows please tell me on the comments! :)

I made the boxes out of corrugated cardbord, the top was shinny red and the bottom just regular brown. I also placed each chocolate in a small paper thingy and coverded them in a heart colored paper, great for this ocasion!
Okay guys let me know what u think of this idea. Any comments leave them below. Hasta la proxima! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Modern Cakes!

Hi guys, well today i finally got to download the pics of my phone, i have been with a cold and haven't been feeling so much.. i haven't been so productive either... okay so laste weekend i had the birthday celebration of a friend and i asked him what sorta of cake he liked.. he told me he wanted vanilla, but i decided to give it a bit of a twist and cover & decorated it with some chocolate ganache and chocolate shapes. Here's a pic of the cake: 

I'm sorry the pic is not very good. I didn't have a good camera but the one from my phone and at home i had some problems tempering the chocolate for the figures so in the end i had no time to take good pics!
Since i learned the classic way of temperin the chocolate on the marble table and all that, i found myself experimenting with new techiques of tempering the chocolate which in the end didnt work a lot because i did get the figures but they would melt if you touched them!!! arrrgg  In the end the caked looked really pretty..i know for some this type of "modern" desing in cakes is not very appealing but i find it nice. Basically for this cake i did some chocolate triangles springkled in non-toxic gold dust in different shapes and put them on the middle of the cake. Here's another view of the decoration: 

Okay just to finish i just wanted to show you a small photo of a small modern wedding cake i did a while ago, using this same modern abstract tecnique in cake deco. 

Okay that's all for today, until next time blessings and Namaste! :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Some christmas Goodies!

Okay, I know Christmas has passed already but i thought it will be nice to show you all some of the Christmas cakes and breads i have done in the past. Enjoy!

These were some small fruit cakesi made to sell for Christmas to give out as presents. In know they have a rustic look to them, but they were so yummy! I think the boxes made a nice touch. :)

This is a small New Year's Cake. I based myself on a small christmas decoration to make the reindeer. Everything is made up by hand in fondant.

Finally this year i tried making a new thing: I looked up for a spanish recipe on the "Roscon de reyes" which is basically a sweet bread, decorated with dried fruits and sugar. I decided to make it with a twist and put into the dough some pieces of "oranges confites" (confited orange peels) and it was so yummy! This bread is part of a celebration in the 6th of january, where the three kings came to visit baby Jesus!  I hope you like it and until next post! :)