Monday, July 23, 2007

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Sugar Cookie:

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

(I always use the ready made sugar cookie dough but you can make your own dough too)

Cream Cheese spread:

1 (8 ounce) package strawberry cream cheese
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 dollups (is that how you spell dollup?) of Cool Whip

Your favorite fruit

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in egg. combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Press dough into an ungreased pizza pan.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool.

4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/3 cup sugar, Cool Whip and vanilla until light. Spread on cooled crust.

5. Arrange desired fruit on top of filling, and chill.


Friday, July 13, 2007

The Eboni Cake

So the cake was inspired by a thing Eboni and Anthony did during their wedding ceremony. She had a vase with yellow sand and he had a vase of blue-ish sand and they poured their individual sands into one larger vase to make this mix of the two colored sands. So the cake symbolizes E & A with the yellow and blue stripes on each layer and the top represents the two of them coming together as husband and wife with the sands layered together in the one vase. If that makes no sense I can at least tell you that the cake tasted good. I was very pleased with it's moistness.