Do you ever look ever look at the calender and think, I have so much more time. Next thing you know time is up and you have to hustle to get stuff done. That is what happened me like always. I always feel I have so much time. I tend to do more recipe development = thinking, thinking, and more thinking. This is why I wanted to do a series of what I call "remake". The ice cream cupcakes was first in the series. I used the help of some already made cake mix to make a different type of cupcakes for The Daughter's birthday.
This second dish in the series is my Caramel Cream Puff Cake. This was inspired from yet episode from Unique Eats. I seriously watch that show way too much. I was thinking (I really just thought about it) was making cream puffs myself. I made them before and I was planning on making ice cream to fill them. I just ran out of time. Like most part of my life, I run out of hours in my day. If I could just have 5 more hours, than I could get everything done and sleep. I had to purchase the cream puffs instead. I needed to use something to bind the cream puffs. I decided to use caramel as a binding agent. I used the caramel sauce from my Caramel Apple Cake.
- Make the caramel sauce. Let it reach a room temperature.
- For the first layer, put a dab of the caramel sauce on the bottom of each cream puff as a glue to stick to the platter.
- Dip the top of each cream puff with caramel. This gets really messy and feel free to lick your fingers.
- Stack the puffs on top of each other.
- Place in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
Through I made this for The Daughter's birthday for the adults but I really made it for me. This was the start of celebrating my accomplishment. I just completed my Masters in Health Administration and Informatics. I started the program around the same time I started this blog. It was relief when I turned in my last paper and I was able to breathe. I wanted to be a good role model for my kids and show that I did not give up. Oh I wanted to so bad, especially all of the all nighters and readings. Now I get to do all the things I wanted like more classes (what could I say, I love school), spending time with the family, and of course cooking.