Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I had this great ice cream sandwich at Magnolia in Hollywood. It was my favorite combination: mint chip ice cream with chocolate chip cookies. I also tasted the salted caramel which was very tasty as well. I highly recommend it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Churros Rellenos

After eating an unbearable amount of food at Rosa Mexicano we ordered Churros for dessert. Some were stuffed with raspberry sauce, some with caramel sauce, but they were all coated with an insane amount of cinnamon sugar. They were great! The insides were gooey and undercooked, the outside were crispy, and the chocolate dipping sauce was amazing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Icing

I decided to make these Banana Cupcakes for a friends birthday, and felt that the perfect icing to match would be a Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttercream!

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First I mixed all the dry ingredients together...

Then mashed the bananas, and added the wet ingredients...

Mixed it all up really well, leaving the banana slightly chunky...

I used a small ice cream scoop to evenly portion out the batter into mini cupcake pans.

While they were in the oven, I made the icing...

I used the electric beater to make sure all the peanut butter was mixed well...

Put it into a piping bag...

And iced each cupcake with a swirl!

To show that they were banana flavor, I used a banana chip to top each cupcake. They turned out really well, and it was surprisingly easy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Vanilla Bake Shop at Century City

I have been a big fan of Vanilla Bake Shop for a while now (see HERE), so I was happy to find their Century City location is open! I tired three mini cupcakes: Vanilla with Chocolate, Vanilla Bean and Chocolate with Sea Salt (New Flavor). As always they were fantastic, especially the Vanilla Bean, and not just because it's pink.

They also have a great selection of French macarons! I chose the Hazelnut, which is basically stuffed with Nutella and therefore the best thing ever, and the Salted Caramel, which was also great.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cake & Art

For a friends surprise party, they got this insane cake from Cake & Art in West Hollywood. They did an amazing job of superimposing his face into the Blade Runner movie poster!

The cake itself was red velvet with a thick buttercream frosting.

The middle cream cheese layer had tons of little chocolate chips, which was a great touch. This was a perfect cake for a birthday party!