Sunday, August 1, 2010

China Jade's Sweet Sixteen

Bottom tier--dummy
Middle tier--chocolate, vanilla, chocolate with Mascarpone Mousse
Top tier--vanilla, chocolate, vanilla with Raspberry filling

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Maria and Brinton's Cake

This weekend I made this cake for some really good friends son and fiance. There were some serious ups and downs. This was my first attempt covering a square cake with fondant. I also had some major issues with trimming and trying to get everything "square". *sigh* At one point I was in tears thinking it was not going to happen, but I'm happy with the final result. I learned a lot doing this cake.

The bottom is a cake form (or whatever the fake styrofoam things are called)
Neopolitan cake
Mint Chocolate with an Andes Mint bittercream filling
Almond with Mascopone mousse filling

The Groom is a Duke fan, but the bride is a Carolina girl!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Isn't this just the perfect graduation cake? The person on top is a bit scary, a little bright, but I'm still happy with the end result. This took 2 hours to ice and decorate (I did stop to eat before putting the person on the top). Longer than I thought it would. I free handed the circles. Can you tell? Hey, it's Dr. Seuss so wonky is good. ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snickerdoodle Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes. I love the way my whole house starts to smell like cinnamon. It is simple and it always makes me think of Christmas and wintertime.
Snickerdoodle Cake

* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 and 2/3 cups granulated sugar
* 1 and 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt

Mix all of these ingredients until well blended. (I use my kitchen aid)

* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Then add 5 large eggs, one at a time.

Pour into four 9-inch greased and floured round cake pans. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely before frosting.