30 December 2011

2012 is at the door

Whishing you all a fabulous new year with these clever words;

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. 
 ~Oprah Winfrey

25 December 2011

Christmas Sweets

Licorice toffees, definately my favorite this year!
Recipe here (Danish)
In english: Licorice tofees, approx. 50 pcs:
½ l heavy cream - 250 g sugar - 125 g glucose - 2 tsp licorice powder
approx. 50 g of licorice powder to roll the pieces in
Boil all ingredients (except liquorice powder) into a caramel, golden and viscous. Stir in it periodically, but mostly in the end. The caramel is fully cooked when it has a good tan and begins to release from the pot base, approx. 20-35 minutes at even, good heat. Remove from the heat, add the licorice powder and stir well. Pour the caramel into a container, approximately. 18x 18 cm, which is lined with oiled cookie sheets on both the bottom and sides. Add an oiled cookie sheet on top.

Let the caramel cool at room temperature, preferably until the next day - alternatively five hours. Cut into 7x7 (or smaller), a total of 49-50 pieces. and roll in licorice powder.
Lime Vodka-soaked Cranberry marzipan bombs

Dark chocolate bark with salted almonds, also definately my favorite this year!

Recipe for salted almonds here (in danish)

Variation - paprikamandler: Tilsæt 1½ spsk delikatessepaprika sammen med saltet.
In english: A Snack for 6 persons:
3½ tblsp coarse salt - 2 dl boiling vand - 200 g almonds (3½ dl) - 10 g butter cut into pieces.
Dissolve the salt in the boiling water and add the almonds. Leave them covered for 15 minutes. Let the almonds drain in a sieve. Spread them on a plate lined with baking paper with butter. Bake the almonds in the middle of the oven - turn them over a few times when the butter is melted. Serve the salted almonds warm - or cold. - 20 min. in the oven at 150°.

- in addition, melt chocolate and pour over the cooled almonds, leave to set in a baking tin lined with bakingpaper and cool night over. Cut with a sharp knife.

23 December 2011

Merry Christmas

No Christmas-stress here this year! 
-The gifts are placed in the oven, the roast and the goose is lying under the tree and the children are all wrapped up - now Christmas can come on with all it´s got!

Have a very merry christmas you all :)

22 December 2011

Fast, sweet cookies

I love this recipe for being so suitable for many different purposes, i added cocoa and the taste surprised me pleasantly. With a generous dot of melted chocolate and freeze-dried fruits they also look delicious. Unfortunately these small treats are all now members of the group that didn´t make it through to christmas :-/

17 December 2011

Cookie houses

I love making these little cookie houses, this is the third time i make them, and i try to make them different everytime. These are made efter a cute Christmas ornament i was given :)


Other houses here and here

Recipe here 

09 December 2011

Christmas Tree

I had tons of left-over fondant in all kinds of colours, so when i was given three dummies, i knew just what to do with it. Somehow, everytime i mix my left-over fondant in all kinds of colours, it allways come out brown...

I tried to disguise the very brown cake/dummy with stripes of white fondant, but maybe i shouldn´t have watched a film on telly at the same time. One really has to be precise to get them straight! The sugar-canes marks that the cake is best viewed from this angle - and this angle only ;-)

I loved! making the tree. A styrofoam cone with piped royal icing-shells. It just doesn´t get any easier. It looked really pretty in white, but it needed colour to go with the rest of the cake, so it´s painted with Americolor´s Forest Green diluted in clear alcohol.

04 December 2011

Worlds most expensive christmas bauble

Since I´m not nearly rich enough to get me one of these i had to make one myself :) It´s a fondant-covered styrofoam ball with royal icing scrolls, painted with Edable Art´s Lemon Gold, guilded with glitter, also from Edable Art; Disco Gold Hologram - the ultimate christmas glitter in my opinion.

The rocking horses are meant to look like old ivory antique-figurines, but I´m not sure i got away with it. Still like them though.

-This cake/dummy and another one i made is going to be on display at Sofisticake from next week.

03 December 2011

Ninjago Cake

The Ninjago team fortress - I made two of these for a birthday-boy. They were fun to make, its chocolate cakes with a thin layer of chocolate buttercreme - no fancy filling this time as i had to make them a couple of days in advance because of a tight schedule.

Figurines were added at the birthday party, and the boys were actually playing on the cakes :)