Tag Archives: Chocolate

Candy Cane Macarons

This week I made a variation of the Candy Cane Bark but in a macaron.

The macarons have a cookie shell that are peppermint flavour, with a Lindt chocolate ganache filling infused with fresh mint leaves, and rimmed in crushed candy canes. Yummy!

What could be more perfect for Christmas than that?! 😉

Candy Cane Macarons!
Candy Cane Macarons!
Close up shot of the delicious Candy Cane Macarons.
Close up shot of the delicious Candy Cane Macarons.
Candy Cane Macarons. :)
Candy Cane Macarons. 🙂
Box full of Candy Cane Macarons. :)
Box full of Candy Cane Macarons. 🙂
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A Birthday Cake For My Husband! :)

I must admit, I was a little late creating a birthday cake for my husband this year. Now I did have a good reason.. we were in Peru on vacation at the time, so I am allowed a little slack. When the time did come to create something special, I wanted it to be fun.. something unexpected.. something he would get a kick out of.. So I made sure to include some of his favourite things: Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Bars, and Candy! 🙂

The final result: A Lindt Chocolate Brownie Cake with Chocolate Cream Mousse Filling and decorated with colourful Chocolate M&Ms and Kit Kat Chocolate Bars! Yum!

Not only was it super fun to look at.. it was so unbelievably delicious and decadent!

My husband's Birthday Cake!
My husband’s Birthday Cake!
Side View.
Side View.
Check out that delicious Chocolate Cream Mousse Filling and decadent Lindt Chocolate Brownie Cake! ;)
Check out that delicious Chocolate Cream Mousse Filling and decadent Lindt Chocolate Brownie Cake! 😉

Preparation:

Layer One.
Layer One.
Layer Two.
Layer Two.
Layer Three.
Layer Three.

Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecake

Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecake. Yummy!
Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecake. Yummy!

With Easter this weekend.. I decided to bake something for my husband to take to work for his team… A Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecake!

I decorated it with dark chocolate espresso beans and dark chocolate swirls of my own creation.. Don’t you think the chocolate covered espresso beans looks like mini Easter eggs?! 😉

A close up shot of my chocolate swirl creations.. ;)
A close up shot of my chocolate swirl creations.. 😉
Yummy top view of the cheesecake..
Yummy top view of the cheesecake..

Now.. I didn’t just make a delicious cake for only his team at work. I also made mini versions for Easter for my husband and me.

Mini Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecakes with architectural chocolate decorations.. ;)
Mini Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecakes with architectural chocolate decorations.. 😉
Two mini cheesecakes just for the two of us!
Two mini cheesecakes just for the two of us!
Yummy!
Yummy!

Dark Lindt Chocolate Truffle and Raspberry Cheesecake

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In October we had a party to go to, so I decided to bake a little something yummy to bring along with us: Dark Lindt Chocolate Truffle and Raspberry Cheesecake..

It was absolutely decadent and incredibly delicious. There was a hint of raspberry liquour based into the cheesecake itself, and decorated with fresh raspberries that also added some beautiful colour. Plus, of course, topped off with large dark chocolate curls.

Let’s just say… not a crumb or morsel was left. 😉

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Easter Bunnies, Eggs and Flowers

Bunny butts, Easter eggs and Flowers, oh my!
Bunny butts, Easter eggs and Flowers, oh my!

For Easter this year, I decided to get super creative and create some special Eater cupcakes for my husband to take with him to work for his team. I wanted to make something extra special that not only tasted amazingly delicious, but also a feast for the eyes.

So what did I conjure up?

A lush green buttercream Spring Easter field riddled with the Easter Bunny’s candy-coated coloured chocolate eggs. There are also a variety of sizes of Easter blossoms made out of oreo cookies and buttercream petals. But do not forget the Easter Bunnies… a
but be quick, or you may miss them as they dive down the Bunny Hole! 😉

A box full of Easter Cupcakes!
A box full of Easter Cupcakes!

The cupcakes themselves were one of my favourite recipes. They were dark Lindt chocolate chunk brownie cupcakes. These cupcakes are the most decadent and rich cupcakes imaginable.. It makes my mouth water just thinking about them.. 😉

A close up shot of all the yumminess! :)
A close up shot of all the yumminess! 🙂

Roses Workshop

Today I had my Roses Workshop. We first refreshed our skills by piping royal icing roses. First we did traditional style, then we learned Victorian Rose.

We also learned to make Modeling Paste, out of three different types of ingredients: Rolled Fondant, Chocolate Coating (White Chocolate), and Lindt Couverture (Dark Chocolate).

We thenlearned to make Roses with those three different versions of Modeling Paste. We coloured the Rolled Fondant and the White Chocolate. And we learned to create a Dark Chocolate Rose on a stem, that can be presented in an individual rose box! So pretty and romantic! 😉

Dark Chocolate Rose on a stem. 🙂
Chocolate Rose on a stem.
Chocolate Rose on stem.
Chocolate Rose in full bloom. 🙂
Chocolate Rose on a stem, full length view.
Chocolate Rose in an individual plastic case.
Chocolate Rose in a plastic case.
Chocolate Rose in plastic case close-up.

Chocolate Day! ;)

So yesterday was Chocolate Day, and it only made logical sense that I make some yummy chocolate treats for my Honey Bunny. 😉

What did I make, you ask?

I first made Key Lime chocolate bon bons. I then tried something new and different. We dipped apple slices into chocolate to make Chocolate Covered Apple Slices. And last but not least, I made a house favourite: Chocolate Bark with mini marshmellows and rice crispies. Yummy! 😀

Key Lime Chocolate Bon Bons. Yummy!
L to R: Chocolate Bark with mini marshmellows and rice crispies, and Chocolate Covered Apple Slices. 😀