I took a beginning cake decorating class. I was SO excited for this. The price of the 2 hour class included instruction, 1 cake to decorate, and lots of colored frostings from which to choose. I had a great time. We learned different piping techniques using different piping tips. I opted to not do a smooth finish on my cake but a more wavy (fish scales is what the instructor called it) finish. I had seen more rustic cakes on pinterest like this and wanted to give it a try.
I sort of want to make a cake just to practice on now 🙂 Everyone loves cake right? I didn’t eat my cake because it was not gluten free and I exhibited GREAT self control not tasting any of the frosting because cross contamination was rampant. But I confess I wanted to eat ALL the frosting 😉
Now onto cookies! I’ve been trying to add fat to my diet recently. I know at least when I was growing up fat was a buzz word for all things bad. But really it is makes all things delicious! Plus fat is necessary in our diet. When we switched from non-butter to butter we both lost weight and things tasted better. Scientific? No but it happened. Anywho I have been trying to find other ways to add fat into my diet since eating
butter anything in excess is not a great idea. I adapted my Chocolate Stuffed Cookies recipe pretty heavily for this since I wanted something that didn’t use flour (too much measuring).
- ½ cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- 1 TBS Honey (local if possible)
- 2 TBS Ricotta
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 TBS Arrowroot
- 1 TBS Coconut Flour
- Cream Cheese "Frosting"
- ⅓ cup cream cheese (I used greek yogurt cream cheese)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp honey
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In your food processor combine all the ingredients except the coconut flour.
- Add the coconut flour last and let sit for 10 minutes. The batter will thicken considerably.
- Portion out dough onto baking pan, if you are using a regular baking pan these cookies are about the size of a quarter.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let cool before filling with cream cheese "frosting".
- For the frosting mix the cream cheese, vanilla, and honey in a small bowl.
- Frost one cookie and top with another cookie.
Have you ever taken a cake decorating class?