Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011 Baking

As I mentioned in a previous post, I did a bit of baking over the days leading up to Christmas and things turned out pretty good. I made Magic Cookie Bars, a chocolate cheesecake, and a red velvet cake.

Everything did taste good, however the Magic Cookie Bars got a bit toasty around the edges ;-) Surprisingly though, the toasty bits were kind of the best part. Who knew???? Here's a picture of my result:



Next, I baked the chocolate cheesecake. It turned out pretty good. It's very rich, and I would definitely make it again. Here's my attempt:



And my last bit of baking for Christmas 2011 was a red velvet cake. I usually make red velvet cupcakes, but this year I decided to bake a full size cake. And in order to add a bit of festive fun, I planted a Christmas tree and let Santa and the Snowman hang out in my cream cheese flavored snow ;-) It got all winter wonderland around the Yellow House.



And our old friend Trevor just had to horn into this last washed out photo. Lol. He loves making his way into the spotlight during the holidays!



It was fun to do a bit of holiday baking. I wonder what I'll bake next year???? Who knows...but watch this space. And as always, I'll be baking and cooking throughout the year, so please stop by again to see how it all turns out :-)

Until next time...

5 comments:

Ivanhoe said...

It all looks yummy. I only did cookies this year. And that's a lot condsidering I did not bake anything for xmas in years :)
Happy New Year, Dori!

Sissym said...

Only now that I'm happy to be away from you ... otherwise they would eat all those fattening snacks and more. But if you were around, sure I would have given him a hug to wish you a Happy 2012.

Kisses my dear friend!

Dori said...

Ivanhoe,
I know that whatever you baked was yummy too! Happy New Year my friend! All the very best to you for the New Year :)

Sissym,
LOL. Actually I've gotten really sick of eating my baked goods now. Me and hubby are burned out. I think we won't want anything sweet for a couple of months! :) Happy New Year and hugs to you my sweet friend!

Kirsty said...

These all looks sooo yummy! I wish I could cook like that!

Dori said...

Kirsty,
I'm so glad you enjoyed checking out my baking :) I know that you can do it too. Honestly, sometimes I have real disasters but I just keep at it. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)