Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes

For Halloween, I made Marshmallow Ghost cupcakes. I used a chocolate cake mix, and made vanilla frosting, dyed orange.  

For the ghosts, I used two mini marshmallows. For the head marshmallow, I rolled the top between my fingers to create the peak shape. Then I used chocolate sprinkles as the eyes. 

I got this idea from Martha Stewart, here.

Homemade Spaghetti

I finally got a pasta maker! A pasta maker helps to roll out the dough and cut it into the shape of pasta that you want. I decided to make spaghetti. There are electronic and manual versions, but I got a manual version, where you actually crank it out.

The pasta maker that I got was the Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Maker.

To make the dough, I used this article. 

This was the uncooked pasta after I cut it into spaghetti. 

Homemade Samoas Bars

For my friend's birthday, I made him homemade somoas. 
Somethings went wrong when I was baking them, but these would be good with a little practice. 

The main ingredients were toasted coconut, caramel, chocolate, and a shortbread cookie base.
Here is the recipe.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies pt. 2

So I already made these cookies before, but the first time they were not as successful as I had hoped. I tried the recipe again, and this time the cookies came out a lot better.

This time I used Rollos instead of Dove caramels.