Thursday, April 17, 2008

Culinary Creations

As most of you know I love to cook, especially DESSERT! As of the past 4 months or so, I have really been focusing on presentation. I feel like I can make something taste good, but I was not the best at making it look good. Here are some of my most recent experiments...I think I have made some progress.

A carrot cake I made for Quinn and I one Sunday night.

This is my first effort in making a cake actually look like something. My mom always did this when I was little, my birthday being in April, I got A LOT of bunny cakes. I thought I would try to recreate history for my nephew Tyler at his birthday.

I am proud to say that the bunny cake was quite the hit, particularly with all the kids there. I ALMOST did not want to eat it because it was so cute...however, it tasted as good as it looked!

This last one was a personal creation and quite the experiment. Rob and Elaine threw Quinn and I a little birthday fiesta at their house and I thought to myself, who better to experiment on than the in-laws?? So I created a Black and Blue Berry Cheesecake Trifle. This was made in honor of my in-laws, Millet's do love their trifle.


Noahr said...

Feel free to experiment on the Rileys anytime.

Brock said...

Ahhh the days of being a DINK. too bad we don't live closer, those look really good. (i don't think that has to do with me not having eating lunch and it's noon). very impressive

Allison and Noah Riley said...

That seriously looks delicious. I need to buy a trifle dish so I can make such decadent looking things... OR, per Noah's suggestion, you are welcome to continue experimenting on us.