Birthdays all ’round

So August seems to be birthday month.  DH’s birthday is today and another good friends’ birthday was yesterday, so there has been an abundance of treats.

DH’s cake: (top) a genoise with raspberry filling and chocolate liquor ganache

Cathy’s cake:(below) Chocolate Cupcakes with chocolate frosting

And last but not least, peeps!  Actually, peep-ish meringues.  The inspiration was 
Heather’s duckies.  The birthday girl had inquired if it was possible to make natural peeps, and I had to think about it.  The answer, BTW, I believe is no.  I tried using the veggie food dyes, and the meringue peeps totally…de-peeped…into puddles.  I ended up caving on using the food dyes from the grocery store (you know, the ones with blue dye # whatever) and those worked well, as you can see!

So needless to say, there are an abundance of treats at the Casa de Harris.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Birthdays all ’round

  1. First, let me say that those cakes looks absolutely delish! What is it about the sight of chocolate that makes me start drooling? :) And, the peeps looks cute to me. Did they fall after you took the photo?

  2. Chocolate makes me drool, too! I clarified the posts. The peeps with natural dyes were pale and when I added more drops, they fell. The peeps with artificial dyes were…just ducky (couldn’t resist). Were you able to get your duckies to work using veggie food colorings?

  3. No, I didn’t try using natural dyes, just the artificial stuff.

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  5. Miskir says:

    just found out i have this , my mother got colon cacner because of untreated celiacs disease , it is no joke , but i am glad i know i have it , i was depressed and did not have a normal bowel movement for a year , then i started to feel like i would vomit after each time i ate , in two days of not eating gulten i was almost back to normal , thank god i found out , hope this helps

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