Archive for November, 2010

Thanks Mom for the Most Incredible Cake Ever!

This year for my Birthday, my mother, Sylvia of, for whom I help operate this web blog to share her years of talent with others, asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my Birthday on November 26th.

My first thought was that I didn’t want a cake since we usually celebrate my birthday on Thanksgiving and there is always too much food and far too much that she always does to make it  a great day for our entire family.

But then a little devil inside me said, Hey, I will tell her to make Andriano Zumbo’s famed eight layered V8 cake as featured on Masterchef Australia this season. One contestant described this cake as eight layers of hell.

I figured it was so complicated and difficult to even attempt that she might opt out and then I would get my wish that she not make me a cake and give herself a break this year.  But to my surprise, she took on the challenge of making this monster of a cake.

While not technically perfect cosmetically as this would take any master pastry chef many attempts to even come close, she made what was one of the best cakes I have ever had.  It was truly amazing in flavor, texture and was everything I thought it should taste like.   I have posted some of the pictures on the cake on Sylveees Kitchen Flickr Album.  Please take a look.  Thanks Mom, for the best cake ever.

Andriano Zumbo’s Recipe from Masterchef Australia 2010

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Posted by admin - 2010/11/26 at 6:39 PM

Categories: Birthday Parties, Dessert Ideas, Food as Gifts, Main   Tags: , , , , , ,

Guidelines for Baking and Decorating a Gingerbread House

This is the time of the year when Gingerbread House Construction occurs. Making your own Gingerbread House can be rewarding, but it can also be frustrating unless you have some guidelines to follow. Guidelines are suggested to help with your baking, constructing and decorating endeavors.


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Posted by sylveee - 2010/11/17 at 10:16 AM

Categories: Cooking for Kids, Dessert Ideas, Food as Gifts, Holiday Ideas, Main, Parent Child Classes   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Say ‘I Love You’ with Gifts of Food

For gifts that say ‘I Love You’ try making food items to give to your closest friends and relatives. Cookies, jellies, muffins and/or fresh herbs can be used.


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Posted by sylveee - 2010/11/09 at 3:34 PM

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Holiday Tradition – Thanksgiving with a Twist

Thanksgiving in the United States is a family holiday that is usually celebrated with a huge Turkey Dinner. Even though most of us will probably have the traditional turkey and dressing some of you may like to make it a little different this year


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Posted by sylveee - 2010/11/04 at 7:16 PM

Categories: Cooking for Everyone, Dessert Ideas, Holiday Ideas, Holiday Meals   Tags: , , , , ,