Things I Have Been Doing Instead of Blogging Here

I have to tell you a secret, but you have to promise to not get mad. The truth is, I make a lot of things that I never get around to blogging about. I know, shocking. It’s not that they’re not good, or that the photos didn’t turn out, it’s just that the act of baking and photographing is so much easier for me to fit into my day than the work of blog writing. I suspect this is a problem many of us have. It is something I’m working on–or, more realistically, something I’m hoping to plan on intending to work on–but in the meantime, I wanted to share some other fun things I’ve been doing around these here internets that haven’t made it onto Cake or Death.

Honey cake for Rosh Hashanah

 

Okay, so the holiday technically started last night, but it’s not too late to make honey cake! This one is moist and really flavorful, with lots of spices. I put together this recipe for the Oh Nuts blog, and you can find it on their site with lots of step-by-step pictures.

Deep-Fried Candy Bars Video

 

I’ve started making lots of video tutorials for About.com, and these are one of my favorites. You can practically smell the oil frying when you watch it. I did deep-fried candy bars and deep-fried Oreos on the same day, but in my opinion, the candy bars are waaaay better. I still have to try Twinkies, though! Anyone here done those yet?

Candy Sushi Video

 

Another video recipe for About. The trickiest thing about this, no lie, is finding green fruit roll-ups. I’m beginning to think the market’s fixed, because every grocery store I visited was full of tie-dyed and rainbow and stamped roll-ups, but finding plain colored ones was ridiculously difficult. As soon as I get my personal blogging sorted out, I’m going to write an expose blowing the lid off the fruit roll-up industry.

Banana Split Truffles Tutorial

 

No video recipe here, just a good old-fashioned photo tutorial showing how to make these adorable banana split truffles. The filling is a banana-white chocolate ganache, and then the dipped truffles are decorated to look like the world’s cutest army of mini ice cream sundaes. This decorating technique is also perfect for banana cupcakes: just use an ice cream scoop to top them with a scoop of buttercream, and drizzle them with chocolate ganache and all the fixin’s.

13 Responses to Things I Have Been Doing Instead of Blogging Here
  1. Jason says:

    *drool, drool*

  2. Damaris says:

    that honey cake looks and sounds perfect. i love me a good bundt cake.

  3. Rachel says:

    OH my goodness those banana truffles are gorgeous!!

  4. Paula says:

    The banana truffles are calling my name. Oh my goodness.

  5. Beth says:

    I love the banana split truffles. And the green fruit roll-ups are so cute!

  6. shaz says:

    Squeal! the candy sushi is too cute.Making that for the next kids birthday party, so messing with their minds :)

  7. NikiTheo says:

    Believe me, I know how you feel! I can bake and take the pics, but blogging takes up so much time! My last couple of posts have been so boring b/c I don't have the time to write something more… Sad

  8. Cupcake Activist says:

    What a cute idea for candy sushi!! I want to make these for my husband who loves sushi…although I'm sure he'd rather have real sushi (he doesn't have as big of a sweet tooth as I do).

  9. Leslie says:

    I never would have dreamed banana + truffle. But they look amazing (as does everything else). Only you could make me wish for a deep fried candy bar!

  10. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Awesome treats. It's wonderful that each one is linked, so I can make them too!

  11. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) says:

    Hi there, you have a really fantastic blog here. And well done for pursuiting new means to share your culinary creations. They look delicious!

  12. TeaLady says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. but those look good. I have got to have one of those fried candy bars. And the truffles. And the 'sushi'. and the….

    Thanks for the tutorials/videos. You make it all look so easy!!!

  13. Sugary Flower says:

    I am completely the same. Only worse. I bake way more things than I blog about. So much to do, so little time…
    Love the banana split truffles – and the deep fried… what are they? Snickers?

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