Thursday, October 1, 2009

Decorating Brownie

Last week when my sister was up we went to the Wilton brownie decorating course. This is apparently the latest Wilton thing. I hadn’t really thought about decorating brownie before, but of course, the same techniques can be used on any slab cake cut into shapes or just on cupcakes. I enjoyed it for two reasons – it was something fun to do with my sister and secondly it was actually quite good to do a bit of a refresher course on the basic icing skills I learnt in course 1.

Now that daylight savings has arrived and the days are getting longer and slightly warmer we are starting to have a few more salad type meals – and of course asparagus! This salad is one that we had last week. I pan fried lamb leg steaks, sliced them and then combined with baby spinach leaves, sliced roasted red peppers, roast red onions and roasted chunks of kumara. I drizzled the lot with balsamic drizzle. Tasty and pretty at the same time.

I also want to mention that you may or may not have noticed that I didn’t post a daring bakers challenge this week. Life has become even busier lately and I have made the decision that the only blog challenge I will continue to participate in is TWD – lately I have been making my Daring Baker challenges in a real rush and not giving them the time they deserve, so I have decided to retire my DB apron strings – at least for the next little while!


Cakelaw said...

Your brownies are cute - what a great idea to do the class with your sister. I like the kumara through your sald - one of my favourite veggies!

Sally E. said...

Those look so yummy. I made brownie the other day from a weight watchers recipe and it wasn't nearly as good as your recipe :-(

SassyCassie said...

awww, those brownies are adorable. I want to eat them up!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That first flower is really pretty! It looks hard to do though, do you know if she found it difficult? :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oops sorry I thought these were your sister's brownies and she was showing you them! Did you find it hard to do the flower? :)

Tammy said...

Hi Lorraine

it was actually quite easy. You use a large petal tip (as if you are making a normal rose), start in the centre and keep turning the cake or whatever you are decorating until you get to the outside. it's much easier to do it on something round though.