Friday, December 25, 2015

Close Encounters Cake (Devil's Tower Covered in Snow)...with lights and sounds


In the style of my previous cake for Destiny: Taken King, I created this holiday cake in the "general" idea of Devil's Tower. It is covered in snow white icing, edible translucent shimmer flakes, and royal icing Christmas trees and snowflakes. The top level is orange cake with cream filling; Devil's Tower is white cake with alternating layers of lemon curd and raspberry preserves. Like the Destiny cake, the center level has a Bluetooth speaker with flashing multi-color strobes. This cake however, plays the familiar theme to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This cake was made for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Destiny Birthday Cake: The Taken King (with Music and Lights)



This cake has lights...and sounds. The bottom level is equipped with lighted plastic ice cubes and the center level has a Bluetooth speaker with flashing multi-color strobes which I set up to play the Destiny theme song.


Doctor Who Gallifreyan Cake


Doctor Who chocolate cake with Gallifreyan lettering which spells "Happy Birthday"

Cupcakes: Devil's Food, Lemon, and Strawberry



  • Devil's Food cake with chocolate fudge frosting and mini chocolate chips
  • Lemon cake with yellow frosting and yellow sugar sprinkles
  • Strawberry cake with pink frosting and red sprinkles 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meatza - Homemade Pizza w/ Everything but the Crust!

 
My youngest son and I had fun creating some breadless meals and this is one of them. He named them Meatzas (or Meazzas) because the toppings are layered over ground meat, not crust. Our whole family loves them! We don't miss the crust at all.
 
Prepare all of the toppings you would like on a pizza. Pour pizza sauce over a bed of fully-cooked ground turkey or beef. Layer mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings over the sauce and meat. Bake at 375-400 degrees until the cheese melts.
 
Meatzas shown above are layered as follows:
 
Pizza #1 - Ground turkey, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, sautéed multi-color bell peppers, turkey pepperoni, pineapple tidbits
Pizza #2 - Ground turkey, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, turkey Italian sausage crumbles, turkey pepperoni, Canadian bacon
Pizza #3 (left half) - Ground turkey, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, pineapple tidbits
Pizza #3 (right half) - Ground turkey, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, turkey pepperoni