Cakes, cakes and more cakes

Had some theme cakes to make up.  Dessert making gives you no time for blogging, really… just a few pics from the last few weekends of my cakes heehee.   🙂

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Jelly-Roll Heaven

Awww Jelly-Rolls… don’t you just love them?  They are such a versatile dessert in my opinion.  The ingredients can be so simple or slightly complicated, but whatever you choose, however you decorate them, they can be quite awesome. I have made many a jelly-rolls and they are one of my favorites because you can just about make any flavor and fill them with whatever you want. Possibilities are endless and they are the perfect treat for your holiday (or any day) dessert table. Just saying….

My Black Forest Jelly Roulé complete with Kirsch soaked sour cherries and dark chocolate fans (or my attempt at making fans, hahaha) …Magnifique!

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Just Baked

Tried out a few new things…  posting them here and on my instagram (LINDA.VS) and as always my facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/Village-Sweets-464749556939290/)

The pudding cups would be sooo cool for your Easter Dessert table   😀    My pudding cups had bits of Angel food cake. Flavors consisted of:  1)  Chocolate with a toasted marshmallow cap.   2) Coconut cream with a meringue cap (lightly toasted).   3) Banana cream with a whipped cream topping and sliced bananas.   4) Custard and whipped topping (in pretty pastel cups and saucers).   I think the possibilities are endless…

I also baked a delicious Applesauce Cake drizzled with caramel sauce (My applesauce and caramel sauce will soon be available for purchase at my Etsy shop village sweets, woohoo!).

Happy Baking everyone!

 

 

Cakes…Tarts…Easter Oooh My!

Birthdays and Easter all rolled in to one!  Village Sweets has been making cakes with an animal theme lately (or insects haha), one trend to another…  with Easter having been just around the corner, I am cheating and posting my Easter tarts as well, Oooops.

Zebra Animal Print, hand painted.
Zebra Animal Print, hand painted.
Leopard Themed cake, hand painted
Leopard Themed cake, hand painted
Ladybug Cake! (pssst...she was delicious!)
Ladybug Cake! (pssst…she was delicious!)
Cherry Tarts w/Custard - Lemon Tarts.
Cherry Tarts w/Custard – Lemon Tarts.

Minions and Hockey

Created a Despicable Me Minion cake for a Minion & hockey lover, a Montreal Habs hockey lover at that!  At least she has good taste lol!  First time making a minion, hopefully won’t be the last.  They are so adorable, I just wanted to hug him, but I guess that would not be such a good idea, so I guess you could say I just wanted to EAT him!  

Vanilla cake with a Mocha Cream Filling and a Mocha Cream Frosting, entirely covered in fondant.

Go Habs Go!
Go Habs Go!

Candy Cane Lollipops

First post for 2015!   !! HaPpY NeW YeAr  from Village Sweets !!

Haven’t had much time for blogging…Oooops!

Christmas is over (already!) and after all the buches, the cakes, the cookies, I think one of my favorite things was making the Candy Cane Lollipops.  I was asked to donate some sweets for a fund raiser (The Children’s Wish Foundation) and I happily agreed, and decided to make some colorful red and green candied popcorn in cello bags with festive Christmas ribbon.  I also made these Candy Cane Lollipops in Chocolate and White Chocolate.  In my haste to finish things on time, I forgot my camera for the popcorn, but I did get a picture of the lollipops.

Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops
Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops
White Chocolate Candy Cane Hearts
White Chocolate Candy Cane Hearts

60TH Anniversary

A special 60th Anniversary cake last weekend.  A White tiered cake with a Lemon Cream Filling and frosted entirely with a Swiss Butter-cream all in pretty roses large and small.  Glistening Gumpaste Snowflakes because they were married so close to Christmas… My mother’s father dropped their wedding cake (Oooops!), so I thought I would make them a special one for their 60th.

White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream...Y-U-M
White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream…Y-U-M

Cheesecake & Pretzels

Village Sweets likes to bake…today was a Cheesecake and Pretzel day.  Homemade desserts are simply the best, a Toffee Caramel Cheesecake, um yum!  I think it is one of my favorites.  And Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, when they are hot out of the oven and dipped in the sugar and spice mixture, well what can I say…Delissssh!  Two very different desserts that just melt in your mouth.

Toffee Caramel Cheesecake.
Toffee Caramel Cheesecake.
Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzels.
Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzels.

Banana Cream Cupcake Medley

Village Sweets took a take on Banana Cream Pie and whipped up a medley of Banana Cream filled Cupcakes topped with a Meringue Swirl Brulee and a Banana Cream filled Cupcake with a Meringue Cap dipped in Chocolate…

(Thanx to Craftsy!  The Perfect Cupcake with Jennifer Shea of Trophy Cupcakes).

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