Getting into Gear

So I have been wanting to make some posts to my blog, but besides my pc not working, I HATED MY BLOG DESIGN!

Then yesterday i remembered Delicious Design Studios , checked their site and saw this cute template in my favorite colors and bought it immediately! Within the hour Jess contacted me and viola my new blog was born.

I am actually going to be changing the focus of my blog. It will no longer be a mish-mosh of anything i make. My blog will be tied into my soon to launched webiste and it wil be mainly about cakes which have been made for clients and events -with an occasional blogging event thrown in:)

I will definitely be working with Jess again when i am ready to to launch my WEBSITE :) but for now i have some long overdue posting to do!

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake for a friend this past weekend.

Ive made cheesecakes before and even taken classes at the local culinary school.   But ive never added any fruit or purees etc to them.  So when i found a recipe online that called for 2lbs of sweet potatoes i was kind of skeptical.  I wondered how so much sweet potato would affect the texture of the cheesecake.
I have to say i was quite pleased with the outcome. I had never tasted one before so i wasnt sure what to expect.  S thought it tasted like sweet potato pie. My sister loved it and requested it for her birthday i/o a cake.  

Traditional Madeleines

This week’s recipe is Traditional Madeleine’s, and was chosen by Tara of Smells Like Home.

I have always wanted to try Madeleine’s, i see them all the time in Starbucks (3/$1.95) but i just cant do it. I tried to make Rosebud Madeleine’s but they didn’t turn out too good. 

When i saw this recipe i knew it was a chance for me to redeem myself from the rosebud Madeleine’s.

I made my batter and chilled it for 3 hours. I used a mini ice cream scoop to scoop even amounts of batter into each cavity, Baked for 11 minutes and voila.

I had no problem with the bump but i do think that there could have been more definition with the shell imprint.

These cookies? are so tasty and so simple to make that i can definitely see myself making them on a regular basis.

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