I’m about to start baking a doghouse cake (carrot cake with cream cheese icing…which should make decorating all kinds of fun), and make chocolate dog and bone for Igor’s birthday. And like any impossible task, I have to try and get the whole thing done before he gets out of school. I’m apparently quite insane.
So, in prep for Halloween, I’ve been trying to figure out how to make the little figures that are going to go with the haunted house cake I’m going to bake. I could use fondant, but it dries really hard, and it doesn’t taste all that great…where as chocolate…well, everything tastes better with chocolate. I [...]
Well, I didn’t get a picture of the absolutely finished cake, because of cake vandals but here’s pictures of the BeeDay cake as it neared completion: 1. cake_ bee_ party 012-tweaked, 2. cake_ bee_ party 006, 3. cake_ bee_ party 010, 4. cake_ bee_ party 012 The recipe was a butter chai spice cake with [...]
So, in prep for the Bee-Day cake, I was practicing basketweave and grass techniques with buttercream icing. Well, you can’t frost nothingness (sorry sweet-toothed existentialists), so I made cupcakes. Amaretto spice cupcakes with hazelnut creamcheese icing, to be exact. Yum. The groovy thing about making cupcakes to practice is that it’s easy to give away [...]
So, today’s cake was an orange spice cake with buttercream roses and rosettes. The roses looked way better before I stupidly put the cake cover on the top without realizing that the cake was tall enough that the roses would hit the cover. So…I had to sort of poof the roses up a little with [...]
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