Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dessert Day: Pinterest edition

Today, I headed over to Deidre's for another installment of Dessert Day. It's been a while since we had one, what with her having surgery and me starting back at uni. We ummed and aahed for quite a while about what we were going to make. Eventually, I figured I'd delve into my Pinterest boards and see if there was any inspiration there.

Surprisingly enough, among all the pictures of puppies and shoes, and the patterns for TARDIS sleeping bags (TARDIS SLEEPING BAGS!!!!!!), I found a couple of things that fit the bill perfectly.

We ended up making two of them: orange creamsicle cupcakes, and lemon raspberry bars. Of course, we had to make a few modifications so that they were gluten free. We replaced the base for the lemon raspberry bars with one of Deidre's own concoction - a mixture of butter, gluten free flour, sugar and almond meal. We used frozen raspberries, because fresh ones cost a bazillion dollars. And contrary to the claims, the cupcake recipe only made six. Or at least it did the way WE made them!

In typical Dessert Day fashion, there was much consumption of cheese and crackers and dip, along with a few near disasters (namely, me trying to separate eggs. Sometimes, Dessert Day is very much like My Drunk Kitchen, but with far less alcohol... One of these days, we should vlog Dessert Day so you can see just how incredibly inept we are!!)

The icing on the cupcakes is less than expertly piped, and far more yellow than in the picture I pinned. I'm not sure if the bleached status of American butter is to blame, or if it's actually some kind of marshmallow fluff instead. And the raspberry bars aren't the prettiest looking things on the planet. But they both tasted pretty damned good, so that's all that really matters!!

Hopefully by the time the next Dessert Day rolls around, I'll have my replacement 50mm lens and will be able to present some slightly lighter (read: better) photos!

K xx


  1. Mmm, dessert.

    Huzzah for the return of your camera! I hope you don't have to wait too much longer for your replacement prime lens to arrive. :)

    1. I hope so too! I'm not actually sure who the camera store will contact when it arrives. I think they might call the insurance company?? Which means I won't find out until they bother getting in touch. BLERGH.

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    1. There was indeed much nomming of treats. And then much nomming of leftover icing. Which was probably not the best idea we ever had... But hey, neither of us seem to have contracted diabetes in the past 24 hours, so I call that a win! ;)

  3. Nice...I am FINALLY getting an oven next week and I can't wait to start making healthy/yummy desserts! :)

    1. Haha, I don't think either of these classify as healthy! They DO classify as yummy though :) How exciting that you'll finally have an oven. I can't wait to see what you bake!!


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