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Richard Scarry Cake

It’s been a long time since my last post.  Things have been busy in the non-cake part of my world. ;-)

A friend threw a party for her son who turned 4.  His favorite books are the Richard Scarry books.  So that was the theme of the party.  I was asked to do a cake with some kind of Richard Scarry theme.  If you don’t know about Richard Scarry, then start with his Wikipedia article.

After much web searching and with lots of help from my wife, we decided to do a simple Huckle Cat cake.  Here is a picture of Huckle Cat:

Huckle Cat

Huckle Cat

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S’mores… on a stick

S'more on a stick
S’more on a stick

So I got this idea from the Gertrude Hawk store at the local mall.  They had three marshmallows on a stick.  They were dipped in chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs.  They were pretty good and so I decided to try to make them myself.  My variation was slight: I went with only one marshmallow per stick and I used toothpicks as the sticks.  So here’s how I did it: Read more »

A cake experiment

So I saw this episode of one of Paula Deen’s shows on food network and she made this chocolate layer cake with a cheesecake filling.  Well, that just looked too good.  So I made one the other day. Read more »