Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Line 1 (9-inch) cake pan with plastic wrap, with 3 inches overhanging. Spread softened ice cream into lined pan in a smooth, even layer. Freeze for 3 hours, or until frozen solid.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter and flour 2 (10-inch) round cake pans and set aside. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Using a spatula, divide batter between the 2 prepared cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each pan to loosen cakes and remove from pans.
While cakes are cooling, heat heavy cream (1 cup)in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until bubbling around the edges. Remove pan from heat, add chocolate morsels (12 ounce bag of semi sweet), and stir with a whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, until cool and slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Spread ganache on top of and around sides of both cake layers, keeping layers separate and not fitting together yet. Refrigerate entire cake for 1 hour, or until ganache is set.
Place 1 cake layer, ganache side up, on a serving platter. Remove ice cream from pan, peel off plastic wrap, and place on top of cake layer. Place second cake layer on top of ice cream, ganache side up. Freeze until ready to serve, but let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before serving.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
In the Indiana Jones tunnel. ...of love.
This was fun guys! Want to do it again in, oh... 3 months or so? Done.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I am feeling guilty for not having a big friends included party. But what the heck, a one year old isn't going to know the difference right? And there is always next year for those anyway.
This is party number 1 with the Theriot family. Woo, those Theriots know how to party:) Mack loved the cake I made him - A cookies and cream ice cream cake covered in delicious ganache! ..k, maybe I loved that more than he did.
I still can't believe my little boy is one.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I was complaining to the gals at young womens about Mack loving to poop in the bath. If it was one big poop that would be one thing, but Mack puts out lots of little gems for me. Gross.
I told them his max number of poop was 15... but i think this picture holds 16.
A NEW RECORD!!!