Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Just Chatting

 So the last few evenings after work I have been cleaning and putting things into my new storage cubbies.
 I am having a lot of fun cleaning.  Yup fun. I've found a few goodies I forgot I had. I'm making a pile of things I am not going to keep any more. I am looking forward to getting rid of that stuff that is just taking up space. And figuring out where to put things is a good thought process.
I am hoping to get things cleaned up enough so I can get back to some art fun this weekend. But I still have a ways to go...so I will have to see where this cleaning project takes me. Just hope I get it finished before it isn't fun any more.
So Sunday I couldn't play with paint since  my art space was just covered in piles. So my creative energy went into a little bit of baking.
Yummy!
I decided to make some eclairs to thank the hubby for all his muscle power moving the art cabinet upstairs.  But then I thought, maybe instead of piping the choux paste into eclairs, I could put it into an angel food cake pan and bake it like a cake.
 I sliced it and filled it with some yummy pastry cream and then topped it with chocolate ganache. I think I could just eat the chocolate ganache plain. Deep dark semi-sweet chocolate melting in my mouth...
So here's what I think of my experiment. It tasted good, but putting all the choux paste into the cake pan just made it a little too much choux. I needed to make about 3 batches of pastry cream to fill it as much as you would get in a delicious eclair. But hey, it is always fun to experiment!
But I think this puppy would love this dessert-IF she was given any!
Have a great day everyone!

6 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. the cabinet looks great with it's artsy stuff filled in!
And this cake.. oh wow ... must be delicious -- I couldn't resist it I fear... sitting here with the exact same look as this nice puppy girl!
And whose mouth wouldn't water at the thought of that cake!!?

Happy Wednesday Erika!
oxo
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

I want some of that cake!! It looks sooooo good. As does your wonderful, new cabinet, love it. And good to take the opportunity to clear things out! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Nancy Chan said...

Phew! So finally the cabinet is where you wanted it to be. And you did a speedy work to arrange all your art things into the shelves. I love the look of your chocolate cake. Too bad I can't taste it. I am sure the cute puppy smelled the cake and drooling over it.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I see you have filled your wonderous cabinet with all manner or curiosities. Woo hoo, and cake omg that looks good. xox

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful cabinet, so many art goodies nestled in it! Your baking looks delicious and your pup is adorable!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Isn't it wonderful to get organized? And isn't it wonderful to find things you had forgotten you have? It always makes me happy when I organize, and I suspect you must enjoy it, too.

Gosh, if I could bake like you, I'd be one happy camper. If I could bake 1/10th as good as you, I'd be happy.

Bleubeard is mad because I said your pup is adorable. Now he's headed to bed and sulking (grin).