Chocolate-Dusted Banana Cream Pie

This week was a new experience for me, as I’ve never actually made a pie before. I’d actually been planning on making banana bread, or some type of banana cheesecake, but my wife encouraged me to keep trying something brand-new. First hiccup – when I’m using a new recipe, especially for something I’ve never attempted, I prefer…

Oreo Cupcakes

I’ve been trying to find more and more uses to use the icing tips, ever since the cake I made a few weeks back, and I decided on this. Though cupcakes are quite easy, there were still some new things to learn. Mainly that when the recipe was instructing me to mix apple cider vinegar…

Twix Cheesecake Bars

I’ve loved Twix bars for my entire life, and was wondering what I wanted to do for my next baking experiment, when I remembered a set of mini-loaf pans my parents had given me a while back. I used this cheesecake recipe, and shortbread cookies for the crust.     The crust turned out well, though…

Chocolate Cherry Truffles

This was the recipe I used for a Mother’s Day gift this year (2015). As it was the last time I made truffles, the biggest issue was more waiting for the chocolate to firm up to where I could roll it into balls. However, rather than the sprinkles I’d used last time, I melted dark,…

Vine Cake

I have a box of icing tips for decoration that I haven’t used in some time. I pipe icing for cookie decoration at Panera Bread, but not much else. The cake (simply from a mix) was an excuse to expand on that. As for the design, given that it’s Spring (as of this post), I…