Friday, October 28, 2011

My Top 100: Update #3

Time for another My Top 100 list Update. (Update #2) (Update #1) (Initial List)

Since my last updated, I have completed a ton (relatively speaking) of new items! I think I am making good progress. With the Holidays right around the corner, I foresee marking a few holiday specific items off the list. If I do not complete these items now, I will have to wait until the next holiday season or I will be making a beach ginger bread house in June.

I have made some additions to the list, because I discover new treats almost every day. Additionally, there are just some good ol’ down home desserts I would like to bake, or reinvent. I have also made some deletions to the list because some items only seemed like a good idea on impulse, but when cooler heads prevailed, I did not want to make the item as much.

Now, let’s chat about this twice a month quota I mentioned in Update #2. Well the first few months, I did not quite keep up with twice a month, but I kicked major butt and made up for it in August—7 items completed in one month! Plus, I have been pretty consistent since then as well. I guess this “quota,” though not a hard and fast rule, is doable.

Updated List:
Cakes, Cupcakes, and Mini-cakes
Moist Yellow Cake
Red Velvet Cake (New Recipe)
Carrot Cake (New Recipe)
Rum Cake
Petit Fours
Confetti Cake
Crumb Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Jelly Roll
Multi-Tired and Decorated Cake
Boston Cream Pie
Marble Cake
Yule Log
A Birthday cake for Mommy
Cake in a Jar (I still want to send it by mail in the future, when it is cooler outside)
Almond Cake
Fruit Flavored Cake
Zebra Cake
Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes
Honey Spice Cake
Tres Leches Cake
Coconut Cake (from “Good Eats”)

Icing, Frostings, Cake Coverings, and Fillings
Whipped Cream Frosting
Pour Fondant
Italian Style Buttercream
French Style Buttercream
Swiss Meringue Buttercream (New Recipe)
Chocolate Buttercream
Chocolate Icing made with Melted Chocolate
Coconut Pecan Frosting (Icing for German Chocolate Cake)
7 minute or Fluffy Boiled Frosting
Fresh Strawberry Frosting
Fruit Puree Filling
Lemon Curd Filling

Pies, Pastries, and All Things Flaky or Fluffy
Peach Hand/Fry Pies
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Doughnuts (Baked)
Doughnuts (Fried)
Sticky Buns
Cinnamon Rolls
Croquembouche-Cream Puffs
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Double Crust Pie
Latticed Top Pie
Pecan Pie
Cream Pie (36. Accomplished Sept. 3, 2011, for my mommy’s birthday)
Funnel Cake
Crack Pie
Ol’ Fashion Apple Dumpling

Cookies, Bars, and Brownies
White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie (New Recipe)
Traditional French Macrons
Lemon Bars
Graham Crackers
Short Bread
Whoopie Pies
Checker Board Cookies
Stained-Glass Cookies

Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, and Muffins
Orange and Cranberry Muffins
Rosemary Bread
Hot Cross Buns
Potato Bread
Pumpernickel Bread
Monkey Bread
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Blueberry Muffins (34. Completed July 29, 2011. Sorry, no pictures=no blog post)
Streusel Topped Muffin (35. Ditto)
Lemon Poppy Muffins
Bran Muffins
Cheese Bread

Desserts That Are Creamy and Ate With a Spoon
Banana Pudding (from scratch)
Chocolate Soufflé
Crème Brule
Bread Pudding
Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream
Chocolate Lava Cake
Fried Ice Cream

Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Browned Butter and Sage Sauce
Vegetarian Pot Pie
Spring Rolls
Corn Dogs

All Other Wonderful Things
Caramel Popcorn
Gingerbread House
Fruit Leather
Peanut Brittle

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