What we’ve been up to with Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!

Hi all! Sorry for being kinds of missing in action this week, Lindsey and I have been busy making puppy treats and launching Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!!

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Saturday Lindsey and I made Puppy Truffies to take to Camp Run-a-mutt Sunday.

We also made:

Peanut butter Banana Crunchies

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Carrot Banana Sticks These now have flax seed meal instead of corn meal, which we all like even better.

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Apple Cinnamon bites

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We took all these to an event at Camp Run-A-Mutt! Julie (the awesome manager) set us up with a spot and a table to sell our treats/cookies! The pet parents reactions were very positive and the dogs loved them!!

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And Sunday night after the event Lindsey came up with a new one!!

Chicky Crisps!
These came out so good once again we couldn’t stop eating them. We think they need to be a people treat too!

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Echo’s Friend’s Cookies

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Yesterday Echo went back to Doggy Day Care and had a blast again at Camp Run-A-Mutt South Bay! While I was there I got to talking with the awesome manager Julie about the adoption event coming up. She mentioned that they have vendors at these events and asked if I baked dog treats. Later when I was with Lindsey we cooked up an idea. 20130329-191507.jpg

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While she was there today Lindsey and I ran all over so I could get all my Easter groceries. We also bought all the supplies for making awesome, mostly organic, non-GMO dog treats! Here’s what we made:

Peanut Butter Banana Crunchies
Adapted from Witty in the City

1 Banana (organic)
1 C Oat Flour
2/3 C Rolled Oats
5 TB Peanut Butter (non-GMO)
1 egg (non-GMO)

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• Pulverize 2 C rolled oats in a food processor. 20130329-194319.jpg

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• In a mixing bowl – Mash 1 banana

• Add 1 C oat flour
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• Add 2/3 Rolled oats and 4-6 TBSP Peanut Butter20130329-194702.jpg

• Add 1 egg20130329-194755.jpg

• Combine well 20130329-194822.jpg

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• Prep your counter for rolling out.
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• Roll out and cookie cutter! 20130329-200421.jpg

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• Bake at 350 until lightly browned on the bottom and 1/2-3/4 of the moisture as evaporated.

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I even did some itty bittys

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After they were all done and cooled we took them to Camp Run-A-Mutt for them to check out, feed to their pups, and send home with other camper parents to take home!

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Lindsey designed the Tags and I made the ingredient labels. Team effort business building!

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20130329-201819.jpg She made a second kind of treat also that she will cover on her blog soon-ish!

Banana Carrot Sticks!

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Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Airplane cake part 2

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As you can see the cake came together great!! But I will finish taking you through how we got there!

Yesterday we left off here…

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I pushed it back up and started on a new one! Luckily I was semi prepared for this outcome. So I added two more couplers and plugs and screwed the same plywood used for the wings onto the PVC plugs. (I hope that makes some sense)

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After making more rice crispies I started molding the new plane!

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Than even more!

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Once I was satisfied with that, it was finally time to frost and fondant!! Here’s a nice thin layer of buttercream to help smooth everything out

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Now fondant

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Then came the details to make it an American Airlines plane!

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Then I laid fondant over the base… I prepped and frosted the actual cake part of the cake

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(Sorry I didn’t get pics of the assembly but you can still see everything Lindsey and I did to make it come together.

We put the plane on, iced the grass around, painted the base fondant, and added the Birthday girls name!

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Thank you to Frank for allowing me to make this cake for Lourdes!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Airplane cake part 1

I mentioned this yesterday but the last three days I have been making this airplane cake for a client that is a friend. I cannot show you all of it today because the lovely lady he bought it for doesn’t get it until this afternoon! But I can show you part 1.

The idea for the cake is a 3-D airplane over a Tarmac. So Lindsey, Riley, and I started designing and engineering the structure. We decided to make the plane from Rice Crispies. And the Tarmac the cake.

Shopping trip, cake supplies.

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I started my screwing the new 2ft x 2 ft Cake board onto a previously made cake stand

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Adding PVC plugs onto the base for the plane stability.

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While I was doing this Lindsey started planning the wings and drawing them onto very thin plywood.

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Next we started cutting PVC for the plane structure.

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Lindsey started making rice crispy treats for molding.

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And we set off to molding the plane….

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By the end of our molding it looked like this …

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But by the next morning it looked like this…

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And even worse later in the day….

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Come back tomorrow to see how we fix the airplane and completed the cake!!!

Part 2 tomorrow! I promise it all worked out for the best

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site