Monday, 30 October 2006

Nadia feels vindicated

Nadia writes: So - just want to ask you all a question: Does this month's cover of delicious. magazine remind you of someone's recent attempt at making a crepe cake a la Martha Stewart??? Is there just a slight resemblance between the chocolate crepe cake pictured left and a certain chocolate crepe cake made by yours truly? Does it not look almost exactly like my feeble effort of months past? The feeble effort I berated myself over, for not achieving Martha's towering heights of crepey-ness?
Well, when I walked past the news-stand today and this magazine-cover caught my eye, I thought, "Golly, doesn't that look familiar?" Sure, they used an espresso-coffee filling and I used Dulce de Leche but man, it sure looks like the crepe cake I made once I cut into it.
So this could mean a couple of things.
  1. The food editor of delicious. magazine reads Martha Stewart's website, tried to make that damned chocolate crepe cake, f**ked it up but thought - "Damnit, the food photographer's getting paid by the hour so let's just photograph that sucker the way it is!"
    Or more likely:
  2. The food editor of delicious. magazine reads the Cook Teasers blog and got inspiration from our efforts.

#2 is way more likely, doncha think?

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Million Dollar Muffin, Baby!

What a sad job it is to be the Cook Teaser photographer. Having to take goodies home with me because I forget to take the camera with me...wonder how long it will be before the others realise my devious plan...wait... did I type that out loud??

Christina's Prize Winning Raspberry and White Chocolate Mufffins. Warm from the oven, oozing the tart red berries, mixing with the ooey-gooey white chocolate...this recipe is actually banned in some states.

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

She da bomb!

Christina was recently awarded First Place for two (count 'em - TWO!) of her entries in the Royal Show. The judges in a fit of sugar-induced madness, failed to recognise the sheer genius of the Lime Bars she entered and although giving good feedback, neglected to give her a prize - what is WRONG with these people!

However, she won, and deservedly so, for her ultra-delicious Date Slice - pictured above - and devoured in a gluttinous frenzy by the photographer (hmm-mmm, wonder who that was?). The other First Place went to her entry in the Fruit Muffin section for her Raspberry/White Chocolate Muffins, which said photographer is hoping she will hurry up and bake so that photographer can have another Cookie-Monster-moment - but with muffins instead of cookies.