Thursday, July 21, 2011

Target Cake Guest Feature

How adorable is this cake?  My friend Kristi decorated this cake for a friend of hers who works for Target.  

Bullseye, the Target mascot, is so cute.  The Bullseye Kristi made looks exactly like the real Bullseye.  Great job Kristi!  You are so talented!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Twin Cities Bakery Tour - Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

This week's bakery feature is Yum! Kitchen and BakeryYum! is located in St. Louis Park at 4000 Minnetonka Boulevard. 
I've been to Yum! several times and have tried out many of the desserts.  Yum! also has a kitchen which offers soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and more.  I haven't tried the food, but if it tastes anything like the desserts its to die for.  The cupcakes and desserts are packaged in these bright blue boxes with a Yum! logo sticker.  I love the red with blue lettering.  See below for some of Yum's de-lish bakery treats.

The signature Yum! Cupcake...

...with a creamy filling.

Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes

Yum! always has a specialty cupcake featured.  One I've tried is the Peanut Butter Cupcake.

Another is the Muddy Mousse Cupcake.  The chocolate mousse was amazing.

Per my friend's recommendation I also tried a slice of Patti Cake.  This cake was amazing!  The chocolate cake was very moist and the frosting was perfect, not too sugary.

I also got a Nut Goodly Bar for my husband.  This was very rich and creamy.

If you are ever in the area, you definitely need to check out Yum! bakery.  It won't disappoint.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Trifle

Happy 4th of July!  Doesn't this look de-lish?  I made this trifle for the 4th of July pool party that we went to.  It's super easy to make and tastes wonderful.  I know this post is too late to make this dessert for this year, but I just had to share. 

Start by baking a vanilla cake.  Using a fork, poke holes randomly into the cake.

Next prepare a package of blue Jello and a package of red Jello.  Mix each pacakage of Jello with 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the Jello dissolves.  DO NOT add the cold water called for by the instructions on the Jello box. 

Once the Jello is prepared, pour over the cake.  Pour the blue Jello on one half of the cake and the red Jello on the other half.  Use approximately 1/2 cup of the Jello mixture on each half of the cake.  Cover and let set in the refridgerator.   
Once the Jello has set, remove the cake from the fridge.  This is what the cake will look like when you slice into it. 
Cut the cake into small cubes, keeping the blue and red pieces separated.

Now its time to make the Trifle.  You will need your cake (cut into small cubes), a large tub of Cool Whip, blueberries, raspberries, and a Trifle bowl (or any other type of glass bowl).  Start by layering the blue pieces of cake on the bottom of the bowl.  Top with a layer of Cool Whip. 

Next, add a layer of blueberries.

 Layer the red pieces of cake on top of the blueberries.

 To complete the Trifle, add another layer of Cool Whip and top with raspberries.  And there you have it, a 4th of July Trifle!  This dessert is always a hit and very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Happy 4th of July!

Check out my trifle, posted on Sweet As Sugar Cookies on the Sweets for a Saturday post.