Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kentucky Derby... and PIE!


Time for some horse racin' today!  It was also time to prep more amazing Raging Heroes minis.  Here we have a bunch of Fantasy Blood Vestals.


This set just arrived Thursday.  Tree Warriors.  They will be perfect for the glazing videos.


Some shots of the preparation.  It is very straightforward, with the arms, torso, and head nicely sculpted and very solid.


They are incredibly easy to assemble.  You can also move the arms and other pieces a bit to make the poses a bit different.


Not long to get each one put together...


This picture shows a brief time lapse of one being assembled.


Ready for basing!!


OK, where's that guy with the chainsaw that thought he was so tough...

This is one of a few miniatures where the base will also be a big part of the demonstration.  I am sculpting some woodland bases for them right now!


As I sat down to prep these, I kept thinking about a peanut butter chocolate cheesecake which I had seen on facebook.  It was posted by a relative of Cathy's mom, who just happened to be in town!

I pointed to it, and said how tasty it looked, and that I wanted to make one.  Cathy's mom agreed, so we marched off to the store to get the ingredients.  About an hour later, we had it in the freezer!  Four hours after that, Cathy's dad and I cut out a few pieces to make sure that it did not taste horrible.

It almost took a diamond tipped saw to get through the crust (we used crushed chocolate Cheerios instead of rice crispy cereal), but it was a huge success!!!!
I am now calling our new invention Choc-crete.  Not only is it incredibly strong, it is delicious. :-)


The two 'sample' pieces...


And everyone joining in the next day.



20 comments:

  1. Hey Jim Is the size of the tree warriors comparable to GWs ents?

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    1. Those go on 40mm square bases, so they are more like Wood Elf Treekin

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  2. that pie looks delicious! a lot of chocolate and cream?

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    1. Definitely lots of chocolate and peanut butter. Cream cheeze and whipped cream too!!!!

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  3. Crazy cake. Can you type in recipe?

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    1. Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake

      Ingredients

      6 tablespoons butter
      1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
      2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
      1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
      1 cup sweetened condensed milk
      3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      2 tablespoons lemon juice
      1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
      2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce
      2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
      Directions

      1In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips in the microwave for about a minute or until melted. Stir together until combined. Add crispy rice cereal and stir well to coat.
      2Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. You could use a pie pan but I've found that a springform pan is much easier when it comes to removing slices. Place in the freezer to chill while you make the filling (about 10 minutes).
      3In a large bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter and mix until thoroughly combined.
      4Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix until combined.
      5Gently fold in the whipped topping. Pour filling into the prepared crust.
      6Heat fudge and peanut butter in two small separate bowls for 20-30 seconds or until warm. Drizzle over filling.
      7Freeze for 4-6 hours or until pie is firm. Remove the cheesecake from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving to make cutting easier. Garnish with peanut butter and chocolate candy bars.

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    2. Made it for Mother's Day, thank you for the great recipe!

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  4. I want that cheesecake!! D:
    Will you make a tutorial dvd? :P

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    1. Welcome to the Wappel's Paint Bar & Grille! Gotta have fuel for those super late nights of painting! As you wait for each part to freeze and solidify, you can get in a few more layers of paint!!!

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  5. That LOOKS like heaven in a pie plate. Oh why can't we share food across the webs like data?? Curse your internet! Curse you.

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    1. It's one of the most amazing pies I have ever tasted! You just savor every bite :-)

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  6. oh oh, the most delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter! The perfect cake for a party: my husband and I will love it, the rest of the party probably not (peanut butter is not really liked in our country) so we will have the whole cake :-).

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    1. You will want to thaw that out for at least 10-15 minutes before you try to cut any pieces out of it :-)

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  7. just one more question: can I make this cake one day before the party and freeze it untill then?

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    1. We are still eating off this pie, and it has been several days. The beauty of the freezer!

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  8. James, we made the pie and it was really really fabulous :-).
    Check out our result: http://kaasmetgaten.blogspot.be/2013/05/bezoek-en-taart-visitors-and-pie.html

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    1. I will go check that out!!! I am glad you liked it :-)

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    2. WoW! That looks amazing!!!!

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