Monday, December 31, 2012

The Best of 2 Broke Bakers: Our 10 Most Favorite Posts

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Well this blog has had some lack luster posts.  But then, we hit the jack pot.  That is as this blog has progressed we have decided to become blog post geniuses.  From witty one liners, to a plethora of eye catching images, to an insurmountable number of movie references we have found our stride.  Here's our 10 favorite posts-- we came, we made, we posted.

1.  Jeanie's Banana Bread

2. Our Favorite Books Cake Pops

3. Tri-Color Pasta Salad

4. Aebleskivers

5. Cake Pops 101

6. Fresh Raspberry Homemade Ice Cream

7. Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich

8. Strawberry Banana Angel Food Cake

9. Pumpkin Cupcakes

10. Cake Pop Greatest Hits

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Best of 2 Broke Bakers: The 10 Most Popular Recipes

As 2012 comes to an end we wanted to do a roundup and look at all the favorites posts throughout the year.  Since we've only been around for less than a year it's been quite the journey.

10. Cake Pop Greatest Hits

9. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

8. One Eyed Monster Cake Pops

7. Dark Chocolate Banana French Toast

6. Not Quite 7 Layer Dip

5. Cake Pops 101

4. Strawberry Banana Angel Food Cake

3. Peacock Cake Pops

2. Hippo Cake Pops on the Prowl

and the most popular post on 2 Broke Bakers in 2012 was.....

1. Elephant Cake Pops

It's been a great year for us and we look forward to more in 2013. Up next is our personal favorite posts of 2012.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gingerbread House

Tis the season!!...
 for amateur architects like ourselves to make wonderful structures of  candy and icing.  Normally we go full amateur using graham crackers and frosting, which don't get us wrong is still super fun.  But this year we opted out for a kit.  Yes we may not have baked anything for this post, but making cute designs with candy is something we like to do.  And oh, we did like making this epic gingerbread house for the holiday season.  Its great practice decorating with candy and a great activity for the whole family!

This kit was purchased from Joann's and it is found everywhere.  Usually these things fall down after a short time  (at least ours did).  We found the trick: after you put together the three walls let it sit for 30 minutes.  Then put on the roof and decorate.

           Aubree's Note: The icing in the kit hardens after a         period of time  which helped.  If you make it by scratch, the      frosting may remain lose so keep that in mind as you pile on                                the candy decore!

The rest is all fun.  Everything in the pictures are from the kit.  We stuck to the box.  To make the snowman eat some of the peppermint candy; the road is made of crushed peppermint.

We're quite proud of our little house.  We're still baking so our next post will be up soon!