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 & 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.