Before I nearly tripped over the Sweethearts candy standee virtually blocking a graceful entrance to the almighty Party Store a few delightful days ago, I had no idea Sweethearts had been around for 150 Valentine’s Days. That’s a long time in candy years.
To celebrate this oh-so sweet treat milestone I decided to concoct a cake to commemorate those iconic little heart-shaped pastel colored candies that have helped us all communicate on the holiday of love.
Racing into the test kitchen, I gathered mixing bowls, plugged in the mixer, Pammed the cake pans, and started colorizing cake batter to match those sensational Sweetheart candy dandy colors. Cakes baked, it was now time for the fun part: stack, fill, frost and decorate.
From the moment the spirit moved me to make and bake this love cake, I crystal-clearly envisioned the pretty pastels paired with the official color of Valentine’s Day
The latest supersonic, radioactive fun food from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, created at the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW !!!
1 gallon can fruit cocktail well drained
1 bag coconut
1 bag multi-colored marshmallows
1 large tub whipped topping pink food coloring
1 box banana pudding
1 box Nilla wafers
4 sliced bananas
1 large jar maraschino cherries
Drain fruit cocktail in refrigerator at least 24hrs. Combine well drained fruit, coconut, marshmallows and whipped topping with enough red food coloring to make it pretty pink. Prepare banana pudding according box directions adding a few drops of yellow food coloring to enhance. In a large clear glass bowl alternate two layers of each beginning with Banana pudding covering each layer with Nilla Wafers. Garnish the top with halved Maraschino Cherries and sliced bananas centered with a Nil
Nothing says DESSERT like a CHERPUMPLE!
It’s an original recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, and the most talked-about new dessert to come along in years.
Cherpumple is short for CHERry, PUMpkin and apPLE pie – the three pies each baked in a layer of cake. Cherry pie in white cake; a pumpkin pie in yellow cake, and apple pie in spice cake!
WHAT YOU NEED
Bravery … to even attempt to make and bake a such a a culinary creation sensation.
3 9″ round cake pans … BUT …10” cake pans work better I, frankly, finally broke down and replaced my cheapo 9” cake pans from the supermarket with bigger, better ones from the pro bake shop. Ooh la la I’m getting fancy !!! …
Sturdy cake plate
Vintage electric knife to cut it with (not really necessary but makes for good show)
1 8″ frozen pumpkin pie
1 8″ frozen apple pie
1 8″ frozen cherry pie
LET THE CEREAL FRYING BEGIN!
Fried cereal is a toasted sweet crunchy buttery snack treat – the latest original taste treat sensation from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.
Kids, adults and senior citizens love fried cereal. It’s the new Chex Mix!
If you love your favorite cereals now – wait until you taste them fried in butter! Not deep-fried, more like sautéed. Frying cereal won’t make it soggy or turn to mush. Frying will make it beyond delicious!
Los Angeles, CA
June 16th, 2011
I’ve baked pies in cakes, candy in cakes, Cheese Wiz and even Spam, experimenting in the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, so it’s high time I cross pollinate cookies and cake. I’m talking supermarket superstar cookies – Oreos, Nutter Butters, Chips Ahoy, Fudge Stripes and Circus Animals, of course. But before they meet up with the batter, they’re soaked overnight in half & half. Go ahead and use cream if you want to. I would’ve, but I didn’t want to kill you!
The sweet surprise of this kooky cake is that with all the added cream the finished frosted combo of cookies and cake turned out to be delicious, of course, but in a special cheesecakey kind of way.
2 pkgs Oreos
2 pkgs Nutter Butters
2 pkgs Chips Ahoy
2 pkgs Circus Animals
2 pkgs Fudge Stripes
½ gallon Half & Ha
Valentine’s Day Just Got More COLORFUL !!! ...
Before I nearly tripped over the Sweethearts candy standee virtually blocking a graceful entrance to at the almighty Party Store a few delightful days ago, I had no idea Sweethearts had been around for 150 Valentine’s Days. That’s a long time in candy years.CLICK FOR MORE!
But Will It Erupt Whipped Cream?
Since we all like things that erupt, I thought it was high time to bake a cake that would spew, spurt and spout whipped cream fresh from a highly pressurized aerosol can.CLICK FOR MORE!
A Fun, Fattening Thanksgiving Appetizer Centerpiece
This big ol' turkey-shaped cheese, cracker and salami platter is sure to sensationalize your big birdy dinner party!CLICK FOR MORE!
The Ultimate Dessert
Nothing says HOLIDAY DESSERT like a CHERPUMPLE! It’s an original recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, and the most talked-about new dessert to come along in years. Cherpumple is short for CHERry, PUMpkin and apPLE pie – the three pies each baked in a layer of cake. Cherry pie in white cake; a pumpkin pie in yellow cake, and apple pie in spice cake!CLICK FOR MORE!
For Those You Food Network Watchers I’m A Judge On "Cake Wars: Christmas" This Season Beginning November 9th !!! ...
For those you Food Network watchers I’m a judge on "Cake Wars: Christmas" this season beginning November 9th! "Cake Wars: Christmas," btw, is a reality-based competition show with eight teams competing for the big prize. Shooting the show was a blast! It took 7 days to film the 6 hour-long episodes. Frankly I was shocked by how smoothly it all ran. My co-judge, pastry chef extraordinaire Sherry Yard, kept us plump, constantly sharing her homemade sweet treats.CLICK FOR MORE!