Monday, June 30, 2008

Best Dam Bike Tour

We did it! On Saturday we got an early start to avoid the heat. Russ, Sarah and I rode together for the first 40 miles. At that point they took the 100 mile route and I stayed on the 75 mile route. I had my best time yet this year. I was done by 1:30 which was perfect because I missed the hottest part of the day and had time to visit some of my favorite places in Logan.

I ditched out of the Sunday ride. I know it's terrible. I just wasn't feeling up to it. Russ and Sarah did complete the 75 mile ride on Sunday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Famous Faces

I'm usually the last to stumble across these silly Internet games. So if this has been around for years please don't roll your eyes at me.

This site is pretty funny. You upload your image and it determines which celebrities you look the most like. You can also upload pictures of your kid and see which parent he/she resembles the most.

Here's my results.

Here's Dave's. That's funny, I've always told Dave I think he looks like Topher Grace. I'm not sure who a lot of the other guys are though. I hope people don't think he looks like Bob Saget. Yikes!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ganache Cake

Here's a little cake I made awhile ago. I covered the cake in ganache. Ganache is basically melted chocolate and cream. So freaking good. I think I'm going to start covering everything I eat in ganache. But then I'd have to ride more than one big bike ride a year and I'm not interested in that.

So back to the cake. It's covered in ganache then I used some leftover fondant to make polka dots and a bow. I always have left over fondant. If you store it in something airtight it can last for a month or so.

If you choose to mix ganache and fondant be careful. Ganache is very runny and messy. Once you place your fondant on the cake that's were it will have to stay. No second guessing yourself with the method. If you can call it a method.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Trip to Vegas

Kimber moved to Vegas earlier this month. I left on Saturday to go see her new home and got back almost in time for work this morning. We had a really good time shopping, talking and watching movies. Kimber's turned into quite the cook and I was lucky enough to try her culinary creations.

Yesterday we went to a cactus garden. Here's a couple of pictures. Please ignore my squinty eyes.

Here's my cutey nephew Chase. He's such a good little boy.

Thanks Kim for such a fun weekend.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Little Golf Cake

My little sister, Kimber, asked me if I had any ideas for a golf cake that would be simple to make. Here's one that I created a few years ago. Very little fondant was used for this cake and you could definitely omit it. I used a tip that resembles grass. It's the same process as the car cake I made a few months ago. I made the golf ball out of fondant but you could use a real golf ball instead. The flowers are fondant but it would be cute with real or silk flowers. Maybe add a flag on top for a more complete look.

This cake was pretty tasty. Fondant has a weird flavor to it. Sometimes I prefer a cake with regular chocolate and/or butter cream frosting.

Monday, June 16, 2008

MS Jerseys

The MS Ride is sneaking up on me. I only have two more weeks to prepare. Yikes.

Well the jerseys I designed finally arrived. Here is what I came up with for this year. Since the ride is in Cache Valley I wanted to design something reminiscent of the beautiful scenery. The tire tread on the side of the jerseys is actually the Cyprus logo repeated.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Meanest Man in Jefferson County

My grandpa was the self proclaimed "meanest man in Jefferson County" or on a special day the "best looking man in Jefferson County." He always made me feel like I was his favorite grand kid. But now that I think of it, he made all of his grand kids feel that way. I've always felt so lucky to be so close to my grandparents.

Dave and I visited two weeks before Grandpa passed.

My brother Russ and my cousins were the pallbearers.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Golfer Cake

Sorry I haven't blogged for so long. I was in Idaho last week for my Grandfather's funeral. I'll post about that later this week when I have more time. I rushed home on Friday and started work on this cake.

I made this cake for my friend Jessica's mom's 50th Birthday. I hope that it's obvious that the two cakes resemble a "50" with a golf theme on top.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tin Foil Dinners

Nick and Hailey came over on Saturday night for a tin foil dinner cookout in our backyard. Despite how much I hate smelling like campfire, I have to admit that tin foil dinners are one of my favorite summer treats.

I had no idea that Dave was so good at making s'mores. He has a talent for roasting marshmallows and melting the chocolate to the perfect point.