Monday, January 28, 2013

Trifle-ish Dish

I recently had some leftover vanilla cake batter that I baked into two six-inch cakes.  Instead of making a little two layer cake I combined a cake and a trifle into this "trifle-ish dish."  You'll need cake, pudding (make this ahead!), and canned fruit filling.
Start with a layer of cake:
Add a layer of pudding:
Then add a layer of fruity goodness:
That's where things start to get messy!  Just call it "rustic" and you can get away with a little messiness. :)  Repeat your layers until it looks something like this:

It's quick, easy, and a great use for leftover cake.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New year, new goals

Happy 2013!

A new year always gets me thinking about new goals.  Outside of the kitchen I'm doing a picture-a-day challenge on Instagram (#365project) and I'm two for two so far, woohoo!  On the eve of my little bake shop's first anniversary I looked back on my first year goals.  I have almost reached my goal for number of orders in my first year--so exciting!  In this second year, I want to focus on expansion, specifically when it comes to flavors.  I'm pleased to announce my monthly flavor challenge:  a new flavor introduced each month this year.  The catch is that each flavor will only be around for the rest of that calendar month.  At the end of the year I'll take a vote for the most popular flavor and the winner will earn a spot on the permanent menu.  Flavor suggestions are always welcome!

Here's to an extra-flavorful new year!