Saturday, December 12, 2009

Several cakes!

Sorry I haven't updated in a while! We've been busy!! Here are some the cakes we've done recently!

I've made a couple of these recently. This is a red velvet cake. I made a few royal icing poinsettas to decorate it with.
"Over the Hill" cake. It was a white chocolate cake with a white chocolate truffle and strawberry filling. This seems to be a very popular flavor right now! The requested purple, blue, and black polka dots with a hill on the top for the cake for "over the hill."

This is another white chocolate cake. I also used a white chocolate buttercream for both of these cakes.

Another white chocolate cake! I was just the baker on this cake. Jennifer did this one for a little girls birthday. She carved the cake to shap it like a leaf. The lady bug is also cake. The leaf is covered in buttercream, while the lady bug is fondant.

This is another one where I baked and coverd the cake in buttercream (chocolate with chocolate buttercream) while Jenn worked on all the fondant accents. She made this for a fund raiser. I have to admit when she came to me with the idea I told her there was no way we had time--it was a last minute cake and I was busy trying to get ready for my first Pampered Chef party (that's right--I'm a consultant for The Pampered Chef now in case you need anything lol) But give that girl a ball of fondant and she'll pull it off!! She did great!!!
This one was a lot of fun to make! I did the baking again on this one and Jenn decorated. This was for a friend of Jenn's. She asked for a Strawberry Tiramisu. I admit I had never heard of strawberry tiramisu before but I researched it and altered my tiramisu cake recipe. It turned out really yummy!!

I think that covers what we've done lately! I hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two Baby Shower Cakes

I made two baby shower cakes last week. I was so excited to do these--I have been wanting to make more baby shower cakes! Both were buttercream with fondant accents.

This one was made to match the nursery decor. I made some baby shoes and a rattle for the the top. I need more practice on the baby shoes but it was fun to finally try!

This one was made to match the party plates and napkins.

I thought the train was really cute with it's little button wheels!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had a really fun Halloween weekend! I made this cake for our neighborhood block party. It was a chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling. I also made mini cakes for each child--witches for the girls and ghosts for the boys. Like they needed any more sugar on Halloween, right?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hershey Bar Cake

Today is my husband's birthday. I didn't make my "normal" type of cake. This cake is so good it needs no decorating!!! I believe one of his aunts found this recipe in a Southern Living magazine years ago and passed it on to his mom. So, he has had this cake for his birthday every year for a while now--his mom used to make it for him and now I do. It was also his groom's cake at our wedding! And not a speck of it was left!! Here a few pictures of this yummy cake and the recipe is below!

The original name for this cake is "Swiss Chocolate Cake" but we usually call it the Hershey Bar Cake.
This is the original recipe:
1 box Swiss chocolate cake mix
1 3.75 oz box instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
Mix until blended, then beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour into 3 greased and floured 9" round cake pans or one 9 x 13 baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Cool and frost.
8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
12 oz carton Cool Whip
6 grated Hershey bars (I use a food processor)
Beat together cream cheese and sugars until blended.
Beat in Cool Whip.
Fold in grated Hershey bars.
A few years ago I started making a few changes to this recipe. Like I said Matt loves this cake but he also loves dark chocolate. So, I started using a dark chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, and of course Hershey's special dark chocolate bars!! So, if you like milk chocolate you can go with the original recipe but if you're like us and love that yummy dark chocolate this is the way to go!! Enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Birthday cake for my favorite 2 year old!

I've been a little slow in getting these posted but these are the cakes we made for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I made her a fondant fairy (inspired by a pair of PJs she has) and the number 2. These pieces did double duty. I had so much fun making the little fairy and was very happy with how cute she came out!!!

This whimsical cake was for her party with all the family. The top tier is a chocolate cake with a chocolate chip cookie dough filling. The bottom tier is a funky monkey cake--banana and peanut butter cake with banana cheesecake filling and a peanut butter & chocolate filling.

This little fairy cottage was for our small birthday celebration during the week. It was strawberry with pineapple filling.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Baby Ellie's baby shower cake

This was a very last minute cake we did for a surprise baby shower. It was a chocolate cake with buttercream and fondant accents.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lydia Grace's 1st birthday

Well, my sweet friend reminded me that I had uploaded pics of her daughter's cake. (Thanks Jess!!) So, here they are! I made this cake for my friend's daughter's 1st birthday. We happened to be traveling up there way right around her birthday so I packed up my stuff so I could make her a cake. Of course I forgot a bunch of stuff in the process....but it still turned out pretty cute but most importantly it tasted good! It was a peanut butter cake with a peanut butter filling with Reese's cups chopped up in it. I love having fun with flavors!

I'm glad I got to make this cake for Lydia and spend the time with your family, Jess!!