Thursday, February 26

I made very few cakes last year due to my pregnancy. Well, I'm not pregnant any longer, so I have plenty of energy and no nausea. I'm back to baking. Here are the cakes I've made since having our precious Baby B.

Spotlight Cake I made this cake for the Celebrate Recovery New Year's Eve party. Yes, it has a light in the center. It is supposed to be four spotlights shining into the middle, but I think most people didn't get it. Someone asked me if it was some sort of flag. Oh well. Mom's Ice Cream Cake
Mom wanted an ice cream cake for her birthday. It was chocolate butter cake and vanilla ice cream with vanilla and chocolate buttercream. I learned a lot from my mistakes when I made this one. I ended up with ice cream all over my freezer because the ice cream expanded when I stuck it in the freezer to harden. Also, buttercream frosting is really hard to slice when frozen. The next time I make an ice cream cake I will use a very light cake and whipped cream icing. That should be easier to cut and eat frozen.
Sam's First BirthdayThis was my first attempt at marshmallow fondant. I love the stuff! It tastes so much better and is easier to work with than regular fondant. This cake was very time consuming, but so much fun. It took me back to my modeling clay days as a kid. The giant "1" is covering a big mistake. I tried to write with some junk I bought from the store. It made a huge mess. I will not be buying that stuff again. Maybe that is why I rarely see writing on fondant cakes. Hmmm.

Yardboy's Girl Scout Birthday Cakes

Tater is a Daisy Scout, and yes, "we" are selling lots of cookies.

Yardboy loves Samoas, so here is my tribute to the cookie. It is a butter cake with chopped up Samoas in the batter. I covered the whole thing in caramel, then stuck toasted coconut all over it. Finally, I drizzled semi-sweet chocolate over it.

Thin Mints are Yardboy's all-time favorite. So, I baked chocolate butter cake with chopped up thin mints in the batter. I filled the layers with dark chocolate mint ganache and frosted it with frosting made from the ganache. Decadent!


Amy said...

I love pretty cakes- and you do gorgeous work!! I've always wanted to learn to decorate cakes! i do my kids, but nothing that looks as good as yours! You are one talented lady!

Pocohontas said...

I love the cakes!!!! I am going to need the recipes for marshmellow foundant and for the last two gs cookie cakes. How was the MOVE THE BUS day. Miss you.

Rebecca at the Well said...

Mmmmmmmmm :)

Sunny said...

I want the girl scout cookie cakes. Both are my favorite. YUMMY!!!