21 April 2011

Cake Art Gone Wrong -- Slicing a Baby Cake ?!

Busy bee!

It's me again, still very sorry for not being able to update as often as I've wanted to but I've been way too busy with work and upcoming matriculation. Don't worry, I could never quit writing Raspberry Cheesecake Dreams, I love it and I'll be more active with it as soon as this haste ends. It's a promise!

So, I was browsing my YouTube subscriptions the other day and I came across this video of a cake shaped like a baby. It looks neat, very realistic, a very well done artistic cake until... They slice the poor cake-baby's head open! Ewww!

Poor Baby-Cake!

I found the video from Ray Willian Johnson's (aka RWJ) YouTube channel and I thought instantly that I had to share this with you guys. It seems to raise different opinions amongst viewers, some think it's funny and others think it's violent and inappropriate.

The big question is...

Could you slice up that baby cake? 

I don't think I could. Even though it's just a cake. It just looks too brutal, but maybe that's just me...

12 April 2011

Sweet & Healthy -- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (80kcal) !

I'm back!

First of all, I'm very sorry for not being able to update Raspberry Cheesecake Dreams for a while. I've been working crazy 10-hour-shifts at work due to a store opening. My apologies, I know it's been a while but now I'm back with a new recipe to make it up to you guys!
You requested a low-calorie cookie recipe. I've tried this and I have to say; it's not quite as good as normal cookies - but way more healthier! Taking care of your health is very important, you know, 'cause you are what you eat. Maybe that's why all my followers are so sweet.

(80 calories per cookie!)
Recipe is from here.

What you need;
    * 1/2 cup(s) (packed) brown sugar
    * 1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar
    * 1/2 cup(s) trans fat–free vegetable oil spread (60% to 70% oil)
    * 1 large egg
    * 1 large egg white
    * 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
    * 1 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
    * 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
    * 2 1/2 cup(s) quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
    * 1 cup(s) bittersweet (62% cacao) or semisweet chocolate chips

   1) Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
   2). In large bowl, with mixer on medium-low speed, beat sugars and vegetable spread until well blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Add egg, egg white, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt until mixed.
   3) With wooden spoon, stir in oats and chocolate chips until well combined.
   4) Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake cookies 12 to 13 minutes or until golden. With wide metal spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
   5) Repeat until all batter is used.
   6) Store cooled cookies in tightly sealed containers up to 3 days.

    ~ Enjoy ~    

4 April 2011

A Quick Update -- Amazing Cake Art !


Thank you for all of your nice comments, those made me very happy!
So far you guys have suggested a low calorie cookie recipe (a very good idea suggested by Kaneda. Thank you, Kaneda! You can check his blog here) and you hoped I'd also share my mango cheesecake recipe. I'll be working on those next, more suggestions are always welcome.

This quick update is also a good excuse to share the most amazing cake photos I've seen! I found this guy's flickr account by accident and I was amazed. This is true cake art! I just had to share these with you.
So the guy's nickname in flickr is donbuciak. He's taken part in Spartan Cake competitions twice and won many awards in them.

Yes! I finally got my very own Ipod touch...
oh wait, it's a cake?

Cool, huh? Especially cool is the way mister donbuciak made the cake have a shiny effect to it. And the cake has all the icons! 

Is that...

Well, yes it is! That's mister donbuciak on the left and, I assume, a friend of his on the right. Edible-Elmo on top of the cake looks as hairy as the real one.

A castle fit for any Cinderella...
and it's edible!

I'd like to live there. Can I?

This one's my favorite...

Look at that! He even got the dirt on the tracks and everything. I love Wall-E and I'd probably love this cake too. I wouldn't dare to eat it though. I wonder how he made the head-part? The head has to be super-light, maybe hollow, and that neck has to be sturdy enough to carry the head. A real piece of art.

Here's the same cake from a slightly different angle

If you want to see more of these amazing cakes by mister donbuciak, you can find his flickr gallery here!

    ~ Enjoy ~