Sorry I've been MIA, I have strep. Xander has strep. Juliana has strep. Yeah, so we've been laying low all week. Finally back to doing laundry today. Good timing too, Studio 5 had some great stuff today! I'm excited to try some of the mixes they were talking about, esp in trying to weed out some of the dyes for Xanderman.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I'm so excited!! It does not look like the picture, I didn't want to do the big goblet thing, so I decided to do a bowl on a little tiny stand. I couldn't figure out how people got the bowl so perfect, so I looked up "Chocolate Bowls" on the internet and found that many people use balloons, coating it 3x in Chocolate with a pastry brush (freezing in between) then leaking the air out of the balloon. Well, my pastry brush is silicon, so it sucked for that. On the 3rd freeze, it fell a couple shelves in the freezer and cracked, so I did a 4th layer, but it just kinda fell off.
The truffles I used a truffle mold for and I totally love it! I'll be making LOTS more truffles in the future.
So, it's not nearly as pretty as the one in the picture, but the fact that it's done is incredible to me.
I took a picture of just the bowl first (in case it broke before the end). And in case you're wondering, yes, it is laundry detergent in the background. The laundry room is the coldest room in the house, so I set it out there to wait for the truffles to be done.
Then I put a few hearts on the back (instead of all the way around). I didn't have a heart mold, so they are free-handed- hence the different sizes The little flap on the bottom is where the 4th layer was falling off.
As for a Valentine's Update- my husband bought me a iTunes card so I could get the Lenka CD, 27 Dresses (the movie, not 27 actual dresses), Mountain Dew Voltage, Peanut Clusters, and some more yummy chocolate.
We also went to Red Lobster for Lunch (thanks Phylissa) and I tried scallops for the first time. YUUUUUMMMYYYY!!!
We had a great day!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I am going to try to make Roger something fancy shmancy for V-day. Are you ready for this?
it's called True Love Truffles by Wilton
Yes, I know! The instructions are HERE and my mom is making teh truffles ahead of time (because I can't do this without her help).
Anybody else make this before?