Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Birthday Party's



Well now school is out and its summer birthday season! What to do indoors while it's soo hot outside?? Not go to the same boring pizza places that's for sure. Cake Contessa has a few exciting options! Cake Decorating parties! Kids love to decorate cakes and its a great stress free event for you. There are two options, the first is your guests will help me put together and decorate a 3 tier birthday cake. We bring everything and make decorations on site. Full demonstration. The other option is each child gets to decorate there own individual cake, we bring colored frosting's, sprinkles, colored sugars, the kids will get to make there own fondant decorations, flowers ect. We also do a demonstration on how to decorate a simple birthday cake. This is the time when all the questions come out, kids and parents. Both options take about an hour plus depending on the ages of the children. The last one we did was so great the girls were 8 and there were about 30 kids there they had so much fun and asked a lot of questions. The parents were thrilled because they just provided the tables. For more information please contact one of our party specialist at 480-720-7104 www.thecakecontessa.com Party catering also available!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mango Creme Brulee


Mango Creme Brulee:

1-1/2 cups heavy (whipping) cream

1/4 cup sliced mango, pureed

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

3 egg yolks2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon unsalted butter

In a heavy, medium pan over very low heat, bring the cream to a low simmer. Add the mango puree and lemon juice and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain into a small bowl, pressing down on the pulp with the back of a spoon to extract all the liquid.In a double boiler over simmering water, whisk yolks and sugar together and cook until very thick, about 5 minutes. Place the pan in a bowl of ice water, gently stirring the egg mixture. Stir in the infused cream and butter until blended. Remove from the ice bath, place in a small bowls, cover, and refrigerate.Torch