Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dad's Birthday

I've been neglecting to write this up for a while, but here it is! Over thanksgiving, Dad was here and Papa planned a surprise cake for him. It was all worked out that I was making a cake for someone else the day after thanksgiving (completed with Nan's grumbling about me using the kitchen) and he completely missed it. I finished the cake late the night before and left it on the counter and he still didn't see it. It was nice to actually surprise my father.

Cake, Cake, Cake...This one is a 9 inch, four layer white cake with mocha buttercream between each layer, frosted also, and topped with a delicate layer of chocolate ganache. It's my favorite style of cake.

It's been a long time since I've baked, and it was fun. Here are the pictures:

Cheers to more cake!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Baby Shower & a Birthday

This weekend I finally got to bake!

Ordered: Two dozen Red Velvet cupcakes (Vanilla Buttercream, chocolate ganache) for a baby shower with a whale theme.

Family: Cousin's 5th birthday.

The Red Velvet Cupcake has been quite a hit lately, I might as well make it a signature piece! It's a delicious combination :D

And for the pictures:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Baby Shower Cupcakes!

It's been almost a year since I did anything cake! Inconceivable!  Gram called me up a few weeks ago and asked me to do some cupcakes for a Boy's Baby Shower.  Of course I said yes, how could I not?

I decided on doing Red Velvet cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream, and then dipped in Ghiradelli Chocolate Ganache.  I decorated them with pastel blue buttercream baby booties (woah, alliteration!) and added some white buttercream frill and bows.  I then added some words, so that across the four rows, the cupcakes read "It's a Baby Boy".

Here, the leftover batch of my grossly overestimated amount of buttercream.  It's in the freezer, hopefully I can find a reason to use it within a month.

The cupcakes sitting on their cake board, sitting on top of the cake box.  I covered the cardboard base and box with baby wrapping paper that I found at Walmart, which ended up matching about half of the baby shower gifts.  Apparently this is a popular wrapping paper!

I like covering the box with a themed paper, it adds more sense of occasion to the cupcakes.  Some cupcakes hardly resemble an occasion, but if you have wedding paper over a box of white cupcakes, the hint gets across.

Cupcakes = Happiness. Especially delicious ones :)