To celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service I went to Roger Williams National Memorial. Even though I’ve been to over 80 parks this was the first time I went to one in my own state! It was so cool. Also, you can’t have a birthday without cake :)
Donut Stack! cartoonnetwork‘s new show We Bare Bears is filled with epic treats, and nothing says BEARS like stackable, dippable, shareable donuts.
Make your own using our DonutStack recipe!
What you’ll need:
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup whole milk, hot
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. (You’ll need an adult for this part!) Lightly grease a doughnut pan.We used Wilton’s Baked donut pan.
Sift flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together into a
large bowl or mixer.
Whisk in the sugar and salt.
Add the butter- make sure it’s cold! Break into even pieces and evenly distribute throughout.
milk, vanilla, and egg and stir until just combined. Careful not to overmix your batter, this could make for a tough donut. Use a piping bag or a spoon to fill each doughnut cup
about three-quarters full, making sure the center post is clear.
until doughnuts spring back when touched, 6
to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before removing from pan.
Melt your candy melts. We used Brown (or plain milk chocolate is fine.) for Grizz, white for Ice Bear, and white and black for Panda. Tip: Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals, and don’t overmix. More detailed candy melt instructions can be seen here!
Make sure your donuts are not hot- then dip into your desired candy melt colors using one swift motion. Dot eyes with black candy melts, and noses. Add ears with m&ms covered in candy melt colors. You can also use a brown m&m cut in half for noses. Let candy melts dry for atleast 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.
So, I’ve finally finished all the “base” gems in the Steven Universe dessert project. My next job is to combine them all to make a dessert for all the Crystal Gem-involved fusions! Before I do that, I wanted to round up all the SU desserts so far.
Steven’s “Fry Bits” Funnel Cake with Peach Jam
Steven’s dessert is across between fry bits and donuts: funnel cake! Add a peach jam, and anyone you eat this with will become your jam bud.
Pearl’s White Peach and Lavender Swan Choux
For Pearl I did a lavender and white peach cream puff. It’s elegant and light, plus it mirrors the peach flavors of Steven and Rose as a nod to her loyalty. RECIPE HERE.
Amethyst’s Purple Berry Donuts
A lil’ purple donut for my favorite lil’ purple gem! These are yeast donuts with blackberry glaze. RECIPE HERE.
Ruby’s Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Flambé
Ruby’s dessert is a strawberry pink peppercorn flambe with strawberry meringues. It may not be an ETERNAL flame, but it’ll give you a good 20 seconds of fiery goodness. RECIPE HERE.
Sapphire’s Blueberry Quark Sundae
No one’s more chill than Sapphire, so she gets a frozen dessert. Quark ice cream with blueberry meringues and sugared berries. Bubble sugar for garnish. RECIPE HERE.
Rose’s Quartz’s Rosé and Peach Parfait
A giant parfait for a giant lady. This parfait consists of layers of whipped cream, white chocolate crisped rice bits, peach mousse, and rosé wine jelly. Topped with meringue cookie roses with a hint of rose flavor! RECIPE HERE.
Peridot’s Key Lime Triangles
These angry little slices of pie consist of a creamy key lime cream on an almond sablé base. Chocolate garnish. RECIPE HERE.
We baked up this sweet surprise with @cartoonnetwork for our favorite member of the Crystal Gems to celebrate in style. Of course the Gems had to be there- sculpted from fondant! How are you wishing Steven a happy birthday?
Katharina McCawley is a professional baker and dessert-maker who reluctantly traded her own cake business for more time with her family. Lucky for the Internet, she’s sharing her love of Sailor Moon with all of us—in the form of these jaw-dropping desserts inspired by the 10 original Sailor Scouts.
Welcome to Gravity Falls! This week was Gravity Falls Week on my Instagram, with an entire week of me making this journal cake and fondant Pine twins! The cake itself is golden butter cake, and Dipper & Mabel (and Bill!) were sculpted from sugar.