Easy Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Ingredients:

2 8- ounce package cream cheese

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

24 Oreo cookies, divided

1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Beat together cream cheese sugar and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy . Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  3. Gently fold in half of the chopped Oreo cookies into the batter
  4. Pour the mixture in the ready-made crust and top with remaining chopped cookies.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool and refrigerate for 3 hours.

 

 

 

 

Birthday Cheesecake Surprise!

Ingredients: 

2 8-ounce cream cheese packages at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust

Rainbow sprinkles for decorating

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Beat together cream cheese sugar and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy . Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  3. Pour the mixture in the ready-made crust and top with rainbow sprinkles
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool and refrigerate for 3 hours.

 

The Classic Carrot Cake!

Ingredients: 

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/3 cups vegetable oil

2 cups  granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoon baking soda

1 pound grated carrots

1 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting: 

2- 8-ounce package cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pound confectioner’s sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Beat together the sugar, oil and eggs until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract. In another bowl, add the sifted flour,  baking soda and cinnamon.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Toss the walnuts in a tablespoon of flour.  Fold in grated carrots. Add to the batter and mix well.
  4. Divide the batter equally into two cake tins. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely in the tins on a wired rack.
  5. For the frosting, combine the cream cheese and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Add in the confectioner sugar and mix until smooth.
  6. Place the first layer, on a cake plate and spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top of first. Spread the remaining frosting onto the top ad sides of the cake.
  7. Garnish with remaining walnuts.

 

 

Classic Banana Bread!

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2-3 ripe bananas

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract
  3. In a small bowl, mash banana with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, combined the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well-combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into a greased tin and bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick is inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside too cool for 15 minutes. Remove the bread from pan and invert onto wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Once cool, slice and serve.

 

 

Baking Yourself Happy!

Baking is both creative and relaxing. Sometimes laying on the couch with a blanket enjoying a tray of homemade sweets can help take your mind off the stress of everyday life! So let’s bake our self happy!

 

A Dandy Adventure Into The World of Photoshop Candy!

Moving into the second half of my computer graphic course,  it was bye-bye illustrator and hello photoshop! Living in the 21st century, we’ve all had a bit of exposure to the use of photoshop whether to edit our Instagram pictures or creating image compositions for online content. Photoshop has played an active role in our social media lives. Being a non-photogenic person, I wasn’t initially thrilled with the idea of using this tool but after learning the basics of compositing images, retouching and color correction, PS has become my new found love in the world of digital content creating.  The first project assigned in this section was to create an imaginary and impossible world.  From the start, I knew I want to create a candy theme world because who wouldn’t want to live in a world that remained them of the Wonka candy factory and secondly for my huge sweet tooth! which I still enjoy guilt-free even with braces lol.

The first step was to find an image to create the base for my candied world using  https://unsplash.com. The macaroons were perfect!

Next, I had to cut out the macaroons and find the right background color to complement my world,  I choose purple.

After cutting out the cookies, it was time to find accent candies that would balance out the image. I choose these heart-shaped lollipops.

With the candies set, my last step was to find people that I could place inside the world to tell the story behind my idea!

In the end, this assignment was a little tricky for me, especially when using the quick selection tool to cut out the pieces for the world. However, I stumbled upon the lasso tool, which gave me more of a free hand moment when cutting making the process less tedious!

Ending in a beautiful creation I’m proud to call my own 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the world of Illustrator!

As the fall semester continues to roll right along with more assignments and not enough coffee in the day. I become flustered with the idea of time-management? Being a semi-creative person, who had the clever idea of minoring in studio art I started feeling like I bit off more than I could really chew?
One class that I struggled to grasp this semester was computer graphics. For starters, I am not a morning person, so the idea of a 9:00 am class didn’t appeal to me. Secondly, going into the unfamiliar world of computer graphics, I really felt out of my element because after only taking environmental sciences courses last semester my brain really got a wake-up call. So imagine how I felt trying to formulate designs, while my classmates were enjoying themselves? Especially when we had to create a robot, avatar, and monster for the first part of the course, oh what joy…yeah right?
But as the week progressed, I became pleasantly surprised at how well I had grasped the techniques of illustrator and was, therefore, able to produce great character designs, ones I’m quite proud of!

Marvin the robot, turned out to be the simplest of the three. Using the shape tool, I created a Christmas theme for him. However, the coolest part was the animation!

Watch Marvin wave here:

animation

Futuristic Chelsea, channels a Jane Jetson vibe. However, she was the most tedious of the three-characters because of her intricate details like her curls, which I created using the brush tool.

Henry the monster was super sweet but still quite tricky to create. The brush tool proved difficult when sketching out his wings. However, Henry’s body and facial features were much easier since they were created primarily with the shape tool.

 

 

Hello world!

When I first entered into the world of CT101, I have to admit it was a bit overwhelming. For starters, I am not a morning person, so the idea of a 10:00 am classes didn’t appeal to me. But guess what? even with a game plan of taking only night classes, like my peers I got caught up with the festivities of summer; sleeping in, sunny days at the beach and late-night partying with friends that I completely neglected the responsible of registering until a week before school. So Going into the first week, I was thinking to myself

But as the weeks progressed, my bitter-sweet relationship with Ct101, turned into my new found love.

Therefore I couldn’t imagine not being able to make memes, but like all artist there comes the time to upgrade your craft! So with that being said I bid well to this Ct101 site and say hello to https://www.chelsearomena.com

I don’t know what my website has in store for me, but I am optimistic that the content I will be creating in the future will be just as amazing as the ones I have done so far!

So thank you again, CT101

And don’t worry I’ll be popping back up from time to time! So I’ll remain in touch!