Tuesday, 31 July 2012

You CAN Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

I've always been a carb lover and dessert admirer! 

I mean, working part time in a farmer's market as a baker I never get enough!

I love to decorate and bake as much as I like the taste of a good chocolate cake. 

So whenever I get the chance to bake I take it! So if its your birthday you can bet your dollar's bottom that you will be receiving a cake from me...decorated or not :D

One of the best cakes I have ever made, tasted and received compliments from if a Chocolate Peanut Butter & Ganache Birthday Cake adapted from here.

This cake in particular I made for my best friend's birthday! And it was demolished within a day!

Success!

Cake Ingredients:
1 Box Devils Food Cake Mix
1 3.9 ounce box chocolate pudding
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Veg Oil
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 Eggs
1 Bag Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions: 
1. Add ingredients into mixing bowl and beat until combined, about less than a minute.
2. Bake in prepared cake pans (I use 2 8' pans) in a pre heated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. 
3. Remove from oven and let cool.

Now that you have two equal sized cake rounds you can begin to fill the center to stick the two together.
I used peanut butter frosting and a layer of chocolate mousse.

 Peanut Butter Frosting
Ingredients:
1 cup Butter(room temp)
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1 TB Vanilla
3-5 Tb Heavy Whipping Cream
4-5 cups Powdered sugar
Directions: 
1. Beat room temp butter and Peanut butter until Creamy. 
2. Add about 4 cups of powdered sugar, vanilla, and 3 TB whipping cream and beat until combined and creamy. 
3. Add more whipping cream and/or powdered sugar to reach desired consistency. 


PB Frosting :)

Chocolate Mousse (Dr. Oetker)


Once you stack your second layer you can go ahead and start decorating!


I started by covering the cake with the PB Frosting


Then I used a regular chocolate from here to decorate and personalize the cake to make it special! But of course you can do what you please. You don't even have to decorate it. Sometime I'll just make the cake and frosting and eat it like a fondue!
YUM!


The Finished Product :)


~XoXo Britt






Monday, 30 July 2012

What will it be?

So if anybody actually reads this blog, I was wondering what sort of stuff YOU would want to hear...well read :)

I can talk about healthy foods, travel and fitness! My personal goals, you name it and I will try to write it!

Leave a comment below and let's get this blog rolling!

Friday, 27 July 2012

London 2012 Baby!

Who's ready for the Olympics of London 2012!!!???

I AM!! Go Team Canada! Woo!

Actually I just came back from Europe with my parents last Friday. We started in London, then headed to the countryside, took a Ferry to Amsterdam and then a train to Paris!

I am currently watching the opening ceremonies for the olympics now! So excited!
A friend of mine is actually competing in the Paralympics for swimming in London, and I am so happy for her.

Just a few monumental photos from my trip to get you in the mood for the olympics!

The London Tower

The Eye

The Big Ben

HAPPY OLYMPICS EVERYONE!

~XoXo Britt

Ready Set Go!


Hello there!….that is if there is anyone reading this.
I am so nervous. This is my first blog ever! I have been meaning to start a blog for so long now, and am an advocate admirer of many blogs myself.
So here’s a brief synopsis of myself..
I must say I can be quite the boring person. My name is Brittany and I will soon be attending University for biomed. How that goes…I do not know.
That’s it, boring right?
I'm sure there's more of myself to be discovered, but for now it's as simple as that.

I guess I should tell you the main reason why I wanted to create a blog. At first it just looked like something fun to do. I loved reading blogs about healthy eating, do it yourself, and just any blog about daily life. But when I went to create a blog…the truth is…I got scared. What would I write about? Who would read it? What would happen?
I’ve come to the point now, that this blog is really just for MYSELF. No one else. It is a place I am going to use to motivate myself for all the things i’ve been “meaning” to do but just havn’t got around to. So if no one ever reads this, it’s fine. Becuase the truth is, in the back of my mind, the whole world is reading it ;)
Now the question is: what is this blog going to be about??
That question has not been answered. For now, this blog is going to help me become a better person for others and myself. I am looking forward to becoming a healthier person inside and out. This blog will include my journey to healthy eating and physical activity. If you are an advocate for these two things, feel free to join me in my journey.
~ XoXo Britt