Sunday, July 29, 2012
This is the "test cake" I made for my friend Michelle's wedding which is coming up in a few weeks. What better way to test the cake than by making one this weekend for her bridal shower.
Since she wanted Chocolate Cake I looked for recipes and ended up using The Pioneer Woman's Big Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe which has quickly become my new favorite.
You don't even need a mixer to make it!
No mixer required!
I made three layers, cooled them and then covered them with a basic buttercream icing that I Am Baker recommended. I also added raspberry extract to the icing for a little flavor.
I wanted to do something different than the fondant cakes I've decorated in the past. I had come across the Rose Cake from I am Baker a few months ago, loved the look of it, and really wanted to try my hand at it.
And here is my first attempt at it...
I think Michelle likes it!
I'm pleased by the results too!
I learned a few things and now I think I'm ready to make the one for the big day! Can't wait!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
June 9 - June. On this day in June fifty years ago Mom and Dad got married. June 10 - Junk Food. Is what I crave sometimes (well, a lot of times!) June 11 - Jogging. I want to do (jog) a 5K in October with some friends from work. Time to plan! June 12 - Juggle. Trying to juggle everything I have to do this week...eek! June 13 - Jolt. Apparently what everyone but me felt a little while ago. I was driving at the time so I totally missed it. June 14 - Jars. I made guac & salsa and filled some jars full June15 - Jail. Is where the man with a gun south of campus today will most likely end up. June 16 - Joints. My joints (knees) ached after painting for 5 hours today. June 17 - Jesus. My heavenly father when my earthly father is no longer here. June 18 - Joker. Watched the Batman movie with the creepy joker in it tonight. June 19 - Jammies. What I'll be wearing after my massage tonight... mmmm! June 20 - Jazzed. I am so jazzed that today is the first day of summer! June 21 - July. My birthday is one month from today. I'm in denial! June 22 - Jaunt. I took a jaunt (or two) around the park with Titus this afternoon. June 23 - Jangled. Jangled nerves after waking up to Duncan's incessant loud barking! June 24 - Joined. Joined my Grace Group poolside for a BBQ.
- June 25 - Joke. Corny joke posted by Brian for western themed Adventure Week: What kind of horses go out after dark? Nightmares.
June 26 - Juicy. Juicy slices of watermelon is what I served to everyone today in the food line at Adventure Week. June 27 - Jennifer. My therapist. Going to miss our weekly meetings. June 28 - Jo. Going to see her today and get my hair done. June 29 - Junk drawer. We all have one. I need to clean/organize mine... maybe this weekend =) June 30 - Jane. Listened to several chapters of Jane Eyre while on the road this weekend to and from Imperial.