Those who know me well know that I love to bake. Here's a sample of some of my creations. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.
Black Forest Cake
PlaybillA friend asked me to bake a cake in honor of her daughter Gina's college graduation. Gina was a theatre major, so this cake seemed the perfect choice.
Baby BlocksI baked this for a dual baby shower.
Fruit CheesecakeIt's not easy taking something as healthy as fruit and making it a high-fat, high-calorie dessert!
Chocolate CheesecakeAnother cheesecake. The cake itself is the same as the fruit cheesecake in this gallery, but topped with a chocolate fudge frosting and chocolate-walnut dipped rolled cookies.
Fruit TartsWith an almond-cream-rum filling, cream custard topping, and Kirsch-soaked fruit, these are probably my favorite dessert!
Black Forest CakeThis classic recipe calls for soaking each of the four chocolate layers with Kirsch (cherry brandy).
Carrot CakeOne of my best tasting cakes, I typically hand sculpt little marzipan carrots for decoration.
Etch-A-SketchI baked this for a friend's daughter's end-of-school-year party.
Clown CakeI baked this for the first birthday of my friend's son.
Curious GeorgeAnother first birthday cake for the son of friends of mine. He was born in 2004, during the Year of the Monkey, so this seemed appropriate.
Geritol CakeI baked this for my boss' 40th birthday. She liked me, so it didn't affect my raise!
SPAM CakeI baked this for someone on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. It tasted better than it looked!
Heart CakeAnother friend's birthday is Valentine's Day. She once insisted that I bake her a heart-shaped cake.