Happy Birthday to Roger! My friend Leisa contacted me, she was planning a surprise birthday party for her husband and wanted a special cake to celebrate. This was a party to celebrate Life! The other thing she wanted was chocolate. Lots of chocolatey goodness! So, I got to work on it. I have been wanting to do a cake with stars shooting out of it and this was the perfect opportunity! I made layers of Tish Boyle's Devilishly Moist Chocolate Cake from The Cake Book, and filled them with a Chocolate Pudding filling from her Brooklyn Blackout Cake recipe, and topped them with Fudgy Chocolate Frosting. Then I decorated it all with my homemade fondant.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I made this cake for a friend of mine from church. She knew exactly what she wanted and even had a picture for me to work from (of course I added my own touch too!). I love it when this works out!
I love baking for my friends, and I rejoice in each celebration that I'm asked to bake for. What an honor to contribute to life's most precious moments. As I make each cake and add fresh ingredients I often lift up the receiver and family in prayer, and even ask God to bless the celebration. My prayer for this child? "Dear God, I pray Gabriella grows in wisdom and knowledge, that she knows You and loves You all the days of her life, that she has a long and healthy life, and that she is a light in the world for You. In Jesus Name, Amen"
The cake is a Gluten Free Vanilla 8" round cake. With Billy's Vanillie Buttercream and my homemade fondant on top.
Unfortunately, I had a problem with the lighting when taking the pictures, so this is what I have:
Fortunately, my friend Rachelle sent me these (taken by FORE Photography):
Have a wonderful day!!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
After a month of silence, I've got some catching up to do. I couldn't decide where to start so, I started with my most recent cake.
My friend Russel is writing a cookbook. He gave me this recipe to try out and it is delicious!! I have made it a few times but this time I got some good pictures and I thought I would share it with you. I made this yummy cake to show our appreciation for the local teachers. With all the layoffs this past week, we had a community effort to show them some love. I made two cakes, one for each school my girls are in.
The cake is 3 9" layers of Carrot Cake topped by a Orange Zest Cream Cheese frosting. I pressed toasted coconut on the sides to compliment the coconut in the batter. I hope the teachers were feeling the love. <3