Friday, July 25, 2008

My last post...

...until after I get back from California which would be August 9th. Anyway. My Dad's birthday was yesterday and of course I was going to make the cake. I knew my Dad likes fishing so I googled a search for fishing cakes. Found one I liked. Ran to the store bought the things I needed and the next day started on the cake. Took me about 4-5 hours, but it was worth it. I bought the fisherman and boat, but the green grass is spray paint you buy in the decorating section. How neat is that?? It saved me having to do extra work, which was great. So, here is the cake:

Now, onto some delicious tasting bread pudding. I am not a big fan of bread pudding. But this recipe isn't your typical bread pudding, which makes it so great! The chips, the maple flavoring, and the cinnamon bread make it taste wonderful. It is really quick and easy too, something that makes this recipe a keeper. Try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised! "Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Swirl Bread Pudding with A Sweet Maple Drizzle"(thanks Jenny for another recipe)!

1 lb loaf Cinnamon Swirl Bread, cut into 1 inch cubes

½ Cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 1/3 Cups milk

3 large eggs
½ Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
Pinch of salt
½ Cup powdered sugar
2 ½ Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bread cubes and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. In a medium bowl whisk the milk, eggs, sugar, brown sugar and salt. Pour over bread cubes. Stir to combine.
2. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray and spoon bread pudding mixture evenly into muffin tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center of pudding. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
3. In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk and syrup until well combined. Drizzle over bread pudding and serve warm. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!


OhioMom said...

Oh I bet your Dad was so pleased, nothing like a gift from the heart :)

Now, I like those individual bread puddings, I definitely will borrow this one!

Have fun on vacation ...

Theresa said...

Now that's a great gift for your Dad. That came out really good. Good job!

Barbara Bakes said...

I bet your dad was so proud of you. It's a beautiful cake!

Jessica said...

Not that I'm thinking ahead or anything...but bread pudding + christmas morning=wonderfulness!

Oiyi said...

Great cake!

Beth said...

Your cake looks great! And the bread pudding looks so delicious. Yum!

Rebekah C said...

that cake is so adorable! And I am totally going to make that bread pudding.

Have fun on your trip!

Brooke said...

You are so talented. Enjoy Cali.

Bridget said...

This is my first visit to your are 16?!?!? I am SO impressed! Not only with your recipes and creations but with the way you write about them. Keep it up!

Your dad must have been so thrilled with his cake!

Kellie said...

You go girl!!! Awesome cake...your dad should be proud {& salivating} =)

~Priscilla~ said...

OhioMom - thank you!! the little bread puddings were reallly cute and good...hope you like them!

Theresa - my Dad was quite pleased.:)

Barbara - thanks so much!!

Jessica - i'm not thinking ahead either but that sounds "great"!

Oiyi - thanks, it was really good tasting.

Beth - both were great, hard to believe that cake is already gone.:)

Rebekah - thank you, i was so pleased with how it came out. i sure hope you like the bread pudding!

Brooke - thank you - believe it or not i at one time was getting so frustrated with my cakes, i thought of not doing it - i am glad it stuck with it!

Bridget - thank you for the kind comment. my parents pushed me to do baking and cooking even when i didn't feel like it. and yes, my dad was thrilled!! yeah!

Kellie - thanks for visiting my blog! my Dad was proud, and the rest of the family too was loving the cake.:)

thanks so much everyone for the well wishes on my trip - i will share pictures with you all when i get back!

Julia said...

Wow! That's an amazing cake! You did such a great job! It's been really fun watching you get better and better. I bet your dad was sad to cut it!

I hope you have fun on your trip! I'm heading to California - by way of the Grand Canyon - myself with my son. It will be his first road trip!

giz said...

Great job on the cake. Good tip on the spray for the grass. It looks just as good as icing and the theme is carried through really nicely.

The bread pudding sounds terrific.

~Priscilla~ said...

thanks julia and giz!

Lucy said...

Wonderful decorating on your Dad's cake, just beautifully executed... KUDOS !!!

Bread pudding, what a great presentation that makes... as usual you've put a smile on my face.. ;-)

Cami said...

Oh, these look yummy! And what a cute cake.

Barbara Bakes said...

Priscilla I posted an award for you on my blog!

Stephanie said...

That is such an awesome cake! I was going to say something like "That's really impressive for a 16-year-old" but I looked at it again, and decided that it's pretty impressive no matter what! You are so talented! And I'm impressed with your bread puddings as well. They are beautiful!

Rosie said...

What a stunning fishing cake I bet your dad was over the moon with this!!

The bread pudding I could eat by the spoonful - yum :)

Rosie x

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That is such a cool cake!

Stephanie said...

When you get back, there's an award for you on my blog! :-)

The P & A Food Chronicles said...

i love it both the green grass and the pudding. i loveee bread puddings.. super cool!!

Hannah Sivilay said...

Hey priscilla! it Hannah the millers friend, I was going to recommend another Blog to you, it is, she is an amazing cook, and has tons of great baking recipes. I have been printing them out and trying them like crazy, all so far have been amazing! good luck with all your baking, you are brave with some of the things you try!!