Sugar High Friday #71 Roundup!

November 26, 2010 § 2 Comments

First off, a huge, predictable and excited “it just started snowing here!” declaration. The only thing better than hat shopping in Paris is hat shopping in snowy Paris, because, you know, that makes your purchase all the more justifiable.

Secondly, another super excited announcement: This month, I was the host of Sugar High Fridays, an event started by Jennifer, the Domestic Goddess, wherein every month a blogger picks a theme and we all bake to it. I chose November’s theme which was “Desserts with a Hidden Surprise” and I am posting the roundup today!

I had some lovely contributions…delicious and elaborate cupcakes, cakes and even donuts, which I am sharing here today. Thank you to everyone who submitted something!


Mr. and Mrs. Swan Meet the Swans made Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with a Cheesecake Truffle Surprise, topped with Pumpkin Pie Frosting and Sweet Cinnamon Sprinkle.


Lisa from Life From Here made Double Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling.


Ryan from Ryan is Baking made Peanut Butter Buttercream Filled Double Fudge Chocolate Cupcakes: rich dark chocolate cupcakes filled and frosted with a fluffy, creamy peanut butter buttercream and topped with chocolate sprinkles and half a Reese’s cup.


SilverMoon from Dragon Musings made Rainbow Cake for her daughter’s fifth birthday. It’s a white iced cake, with vibrant colours in the batter.


Sara from CaffeIna made bomboloni alla Nutella, Italian filled donuts.


Natalie from Seattle Lunchbox made banana-filled butterscotch cookies: classic cookie dough, but with warm, gooey banana and the sweetness of butterscotch.


Jackie Ruins the Cake made Pumpkin Rolls: It may not look very pretty, but it’s pumpkin and it has Nutella in it, therefore it is delicious.


Katie Rose from Level 2 Mommy made these homemade Hostess Cupcakes. The title says it all but they are chocolate cupcakes covered with chocolate ganache with a vanilla cream filling hidden inside.


Mansi at
Fun and Food Cafe
made Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting: Layered Chocolate Cake is good, but unlike your regular cake, this one is a healthier alternative with a layer of Avocado frosting and slivered almonds adorning your chocolate cake. The frosting is so good, you’ll never guess it has Avocados!

For the challenge I made shortbread cookies with two different fillings: crushed pistachio with maple syrup and chocolate covered hazelnut. You can’t tell from the pictures what’s inside (I had to rush the cookies off to class) but that’s part of the point no?

Sugar High Fridays November Announcement #71

November 1, 2010 § 6 Comments


This is my first time ever hosting a baking challenge and I’m so nervous, anxious and excited. This month, I am hosting Sugar High Fridays, which was started in 2004 by Jennifer, the Domestic Goddess.

I’ve gone back and forth on a lot of themes — you know the age-old rounds of thinking and second-guessing — before finally settling on one that I’m pretty confident in. The theme for this month’s Sugar High Fridays will be “Desserts with a Hidden Surprise.” For this event, you can make any dessert provided it includes a center that is different from the exterior; an example of such would be those yummy chocolate cookies with the peanut butter center ☺

Make a dessert and blog about it between today and the 22th of November (the Monday). Send me an email at hhammel12@gmail.com with SHF as the subject.

If you do not have a blog, please send me your post with recipe and picture and I’ll post it in the roundup.

Please be sure to include a link in your post to Jennifer’s SHF page and this announcement. In your email, please include:

The name of your blog:
The name of your recipe and the url of your SHF post
A very brief description of your dessert
A 300px wide picture of your dessert, if possible

Archived posts are welcome, although be sure to re-publish it during November with the required links. Also, please note that you may enter your SHF submission for only one more food blog event.

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