I don't have a good picture to put up, but this past weekend, I made caramels. I have made a lot of caramel icing over the past few years, but I have never made any candy type caramels. So I got my candy thermometer out and tried making some. I have also been very intrigued by how people are putting bacon on everything, so I made my caramels with bacon. Now, I knew that I loved caramel and bacon, but I was not sure how I would feel about the two together. Well, they turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. The crunchy, salty bacon was a perfect counter to the sweet caramel. I would love to whip up some more soon, so if you are in the mood for something unique, let me know!
This week, I got to do birthday cakes for two friends who share the same birthday. We went to Atlanta on Saturday, and I took the above cake for a friend's 30th birthday. We had a lot of fun floating down the Chattahoochee and then eating dinner (and cake) at Marlow's Tavern.
This cake was for another friend. Her birthday party was a surprise. I was sad I didn't get to go because I had to go teach at the jail, but I hear a good time was had by all!