Monday, December 29, 2014

Cookies...3 INGREDIENTS?!?!

Our last newest video of 2014!  Stay Spinning for new videos in 2015! 

This pin was sent to us by a lovely Spin-ster named Cindy!  Thanks Cindy!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Spin the Pin: Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats

This weeks Pin; Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats, was a total fail. Please take a look at our video below to see how it all went down.

Here is the Pin we tried from Essentially Eclectic.
Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats | | These pumpkin spice rice krispie treats are quick and easy to make and are the perfect fall treat!

This is a hard post for us to write.  We usually try everything we can to make a pin work.  That is what we do.  We like to figure it out and let you know how to fix it.  So when we can't get a Pin to work at all we feel as though we have failed you, our subscribers.  It is not so much that the Pin failed, but that we failed.  We take it kinda personal. 

The Blog post for this Pin was beautifully done. The photography was great and there were several collages perfect for Pinterest.  There were quite a lot of comments, but as we read them we noticed only a couple of people had actually tried the recipe, and they had the same issues we did. Soggy treats that wouldn't hold together.

I think the Cakespinners deserve a slap on the wrist for not reading the comments and preparing for the worst.  We knew going in the pumpkin was going to be an issue, so we tried to drain it on a paper towel.  As you can see the paper towel soaked up a ton of moisture from the pumpkin. Unfortunately it just wasn't enough. 

Melanie makes Krispie treats a lot and she felt a whole bag of marshmallows was needed. So we added more marshmallows, but by then the mixture was already soggy. Jenn felt the pumpkin needed to be omitted all together, and suggests adding a drop of orange food coloring to get the orange pumpkin effect. We had a hard time tasting the pumpkin any way, but the spice did add that great fall flavor most people are looking for.  

We agreed to revisit this pin next year to see if we can nail it down for y'all. 

If there is a Pin you'd like us to try please let us know, we'd love to take it on.  Until next next week...


Friday, September 26, 2014

Spin the Pin: 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

We are back after Jenn took a trip and Melanie got sick. We made it through safely and are here with another... Spin the Pin!!! This week we took on the 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake.  Watch our video below to check out how we put this easy cake together.

This pin was as simple as it sounds and quite delicious.  Here is the original pin from the Noble Pig.

This recipe was very straight forward.  The ingredients were easy to find and easy to put together.

Here are the two ingredients.  Yes that's it, to make the cake...  It is a little misleading because you do have the ingredients for the glaze.

But that does bring it up to 5 ingredients, but who's counting anyway... I suppose you could just top it with whip cream and then you would have a 3 ingredient cake.  Ours came out delicious.

We made our glaze just a little bit thicker just by adding a bit more powdered sugar. Jenn thinks this cake would be great with a streusel on top to make a great coffee cake.  Melanie would like to have made the glaze with orange juice for an over the top orange flavor.

Anyway way you slice it we cleaned our plates.  Including Melanie...  This isn't a sturdy cake so don't be trying to stack it up and make a wedding cake out of it.  It has a very pudding/custard like texture to it.  We recommend you try it.

We'll see you next week with another fall Pin.  If there is something you would like us to try and film let us know we would love to spin it for you.  Until next week...


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spin the Pin ~~ Funnel Cakes

Spin the Pin: Funnel Cakes

Yes, it's that time again for another Spin the Pin!!!  This week we are bringing you funnel cakes.  Woo Hoo!!! Watch the video below to see how we did it.

As you can tell we had some issues, and it took a while for us to figure out how to get the technique down. But we made it through and these funnel cakes were delicious.  Check out the original pin we used.

This pin was very straight forward, but we decided to strain our batter to get a smooth consistency.  In her post she also had issues with cold oil.  If you try this with cold oil you will wind up with a strange fried pancake that resembles a weird sea creature.  Make sure your oil is at 375 degrees, and be very careful of it splashing!

These funnel cakes were fast and fun, we recommend you try them!!  Let us know if you find a pin you would like us to try on camera.  See ya next week!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spin the Pin: Daisy tutorial

This week we are bringing you another gum paste flower tutorial.  These cute little daisies... Check out the original pin.

 We decided to just do the flower portion up to #4 above.  Jenn followed the tutorial as is, while Melanie put her own spin on it.  Jenn loved the flower centers #3, she felt it gave a realistic look to the flowers.  Melanie did not agree and poked her second flower center with a tooth pick, giving it a different look from the tutorial.  Melanie also chose to use a tool to shape her petals, instead of a tooth pick like the tutorial.   Here is our video on how we each translated this super cute flower.

Stay with us as we Spin the Pin again next week.  Please let us know if you find a pin on Pinterest you would like us to try out for you.


Spin the Pin: Daisies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spin the Pin: Two Tone Rose Tutorial

It's time for Spin the Pin... This week we made these amazing two tone roses.  Check out our video below.

Here is the original pin that was put up on Pinterest.  It is a photo tutorial, that we followed to the best of our abilities.

We each shaped the petals and rolled our roses each in our own way.  We had problems with our gum paste cracking.  This is simply caused by being exposed to the air and the gum paste drying out.  It is best to keep everything covered in plastic wrap while you are working.

We hope you like how are roses came out. Stay tuned for next weeks yummy pin.