Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Keep Celebrating!

What's behind Door #Wednesday?
Buttercakes by Evan


Is it okay to say that Evan is my favorite? Sssshhh, don't tell Pammy or Tracy!

Though Evan has a boy name, she is all girl, and who doesn't love a little sassy girl with a sporty attitude? I met Evan when I was searching for carrot cake decorations. Remember when I had my (one and only) TV debut?, on the elusive access cable television station? I was searching for ideas to really wow my fans, and I came across her gorgeous carrot cake with... Starburst carrots!

Then came this:

... and I knew immediately that we were long lost friends! Evan and I started emailing back and forth, and then we exchanged a couple voicemails; she has the cutest southern accent! Evan and I are great friends, we have a thousand and one things in common, and I can't wait to meet her! We have plans to go to the opening of the Harry Potter Theme Park together, and I am just itching with excitement!

If you've been reading this blog for any time at all, you've heard me mention Evan. In June, I posted my favorite cake of hers (to date (...up to June)) of farm animals. Evan has an incredible cake business, Buttercakes by Evan, in Mobile, Alabama. I send her orders all the time, but the problem is - she doesn't ship... she just teases and torments me! However, if you live within 50 miles of Mobile, she will deliver! Her blog is not only for showing off her incredible cakes, and ordering, but for giving away free tutorials on how to make incredible things from fondant, gumpaste, and other fancy etc. Evan also works as a pastry chef for a local restaurant in Alabama, so go get your sweet fix and then come back and brag to me... I'll probably cry!

Evan is donating 1 dozen of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies...Ever...No Lie... to my blogiversary celebration! Look at that picture! These have 2 sticks of melted butter in them! Have you ever had results like this with melted butter? Um, I'll answer that for you: No!! I'm telling you, she's amazing!
She's so amazing, she's giving you the recipe:
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies...Ever...No Lie...
The Dry Stuff:
2 ¼ cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips

The Wet Stuff:
¾ cups granulated sugar
¾ cups light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk together the Dry Stuff, make a well in the center, and set aside
Whisk together the Wet Stuff and pour into the Dry Stuff
Quickly fold the ingredients together just until combined
Do not overmix

Use a spoon or a disher and dish out your cookies, 2 inches apart, on an ungreased baking sheet
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes
Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes
Transfer to a wire rack or paper towel-lined counter top
To enter this giveaway: Visit Buttercakes by Evan and get lost in heaven. Then when you have regained consciousness, come back and tell me what you would order, what your favorite tutorial is, or just what you love over there!

Make sure and come back tomorrow to see what else you can win, and enter for more chances to take home everything!

First time here? All week I am celebrating my blogoversary with prizes and treats and bloggers and giveaways! Everyday something new will be up for grabs, and everyday you can enter to win! The last giveaway will be posted on Saturday, and you will have until Tuesday, November 17th to enter each and every giveaway. ONE very sweet winner will win everything featured this week! That could be you! You, could win everything!
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44 Sweet Talkers:

Quiltingdaisy said...

You are so right! Evan is totally adorable and a true creative talent. I want a CupCake Cake for my next birthday.

Barbara said...

A Harry Potter theme park? Very cool.
That's an beautiful carrot cake- frosted picture perfect!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Yum! Evan has some good looking stuff over there. I found her site a little hard to navigate at first (you can only see one post at a time) but then I started hitting the categories, which made it easier. I'd definitely go for the crunchy pecan shortbread!

Camille said...

Just by the picture, I'd dare say those cookies ARE the best ever! But, I'll never know until I try them. :)

This and That said...

Holy cow ...that is serious talent over there! I was in awe of the sub sandwich and doritos cake!

Heather said...

Salivating over that yummy carrot cake pic


Heather said...

The red velvet cake is screaming my name right now...oh yum!


jengd said...

The chocolate banana bread is on my list of things to bake as soon as our current bananas go past the "I want to eat them" date... I may just have to hide them so no one will eat them...

jengd said...

I left Ev a comment about that same chocolate banana bread. (Did I mention that sub sandwich and Doritos were amazing!)

Pamela said...

Wow, she really gave away her recipe. Too lucky. I am definently trying these, we all know I need help in the cookie department.

Norah said...

The chocolate chip cookies. My kids love those and they deserve a treat.

Naomi said...

Did you SEE the double chocolate cake bites?! Everything looks soooo delicious over there.

Shanny said...

The tutorial on drapping the bottom wedding cake tier was very interesting and easy to follow. I bet I could actually do that!

I'm a follower and I posted about this on face book. Yum!

vanessa said...



SORRY no sugar for 10 days is starting to get to me!!

intensev5 said...

I would order the red velvet cake, with cream cheese filling and a vanilla buttercream icing. Mmmmmmmm

Lisa said...

Oh a red velvet cake with an almond and grand marnier filling and a vanilla buttercream frosting sounds divine.

Cupcake Activist said...

I want to be the judge to see if those are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. It sounds like they might be, with 2 sticks of butter!

throuthehaze said...

The pumpkin chocolate chip cookies look good!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Oh what talent..I see why you are sad she doesn't ship! I would so love to try the key Lime Tart... and am so glad she gives the recipes!!!

brandon and jakell said...

her purple cake and sugar daisies are amazing. I love it, so talented. Love her cakes!

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sms303030 said...

Evan's Chocolate chip cookies are something I want to bake today. Yummm.

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