Monday, September 27, 2010

Paris/Poodle Cake

Three tiers. Top two tiers are vanilla cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream filling. Bottom tier is Happy Talk chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling. Cake covered in fondant.
This was for my friend's daughter's birthday. I think she put a pink poodle on top at the party, which I was not fortunate enough to photograph, so you'll have to use your imagination.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pink Tiger Print Cake

Happy 19th Birthday Nicole!!!!!

Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling. Covered in fondant. If I did this one again, I would do MORE tiger stripes. Looking at it now I see it needed about twice as many, and I would do some longer ones. I was feeling a bit rushed as I was working as fast as I could during my 9-mo-old's afternoon nap.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Berry Tiramisu

Yia Yia's Birthday Cake, Berry Tiramisu. Thin layers of genoise filled with mascarpone/cream cheese mixture and fresh strawberries soaked in dark rum.
This is supposed to be layered in a springform pan. I did not have one the right size, so I put it back into the 8in cake pan, and when the layers started to go above the cake pan, I placed the pan in the springform, then weighed the cake down with plates. It held together. I had visions of filling spilling out the second I took it out of the pan. It was quite delicious served with fresh strawberry sauce.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Talk Chocolate Cake

The inside is chocolate cake, the best I've ever had. I made it for our friend Katheen's birthday. It's pictured a few posts below as the Classic Rose Cake.

I decided to call it Happy Talk Chocolate cake because people were happy eating it and talked about it for days, much to my pleasure.

Kathleen proceeded to order one for her grandson's birthday but asked for chocolate frosting as well. I made Chocolate Buttercream. Lots of chocolate, lots of butter, very rich. I hope Charlie enjoyed his birthday cake.

Walgreens Cake

Brent ordered this cake for a party at his Walgreens. I made it very simple. Whipped icing outside, vanilla cake inside with fresh blueberry filling.