Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vanilla Cake

Tuesdays With Dorie

Ok, so I'm out of town, but I was determined to make this weeks cake.  It looks and smells so good, I'm sure we will love it!  It's a good thing my SIL had what I needed to make this work.  Thank you Carolyn!!  Summer time seems to be getting in the way of my baking.

Excuse my pic, it was actually taken w/my cell phone.  Seriously roughing it!  If you want to see this recipe look over at Wendy's blog pinkstripes, or in Dorie Greenspan's book-Cooking from my home to yours.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Ah, Tuesdays with Dorie!  I love this recipe!  This cake is easy to put together.  I baked it in a glass loaf pan, the recipe was a little big for my pan, so I made a couple of cupcakes to go with it.  Once cooled the cake is sliced into 3 layers. I filled the layers with some of my homemade strawberry compote, then it's topped with a sour cream chocolate frosting.

I found these organic strawberries at my local grocery store.  As I picked them out, they looked so familiar.  Then I realized, they are the same ones I used to buy at the Monterey, CA, farmers market!  They are super sweet and delicious.  They almost did not make it on the cake!  What an exciting find!

To see the complete recipe look on pages 286-287 in Dorie Greenspan's Baking from my home to yours.  Or  look here at Amy's website Amy Ruth, she picked today's recipe!

Monday, June 21, 2010

8th Grade Graduation Cake

I made Tish Boyle's Devilishly Moist Chocolate Cake and topped it with delicious Fudgy Chocolate Frosting from The Cake Book.  This time I made a 12" x 18" sheet cake for an 8th Grade Graduation Party.  I used fondant for the stars, and I piped buttercream for the writing.  

Happy Baking!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jace's Birthday Cake

My nephew Jace turned 5 and he had a super fun birthday party.  I made him a chocolate cake with Scooby-Doo!   Of course it's Tish Boyle's Devilishly Moist Chocolate Cake from The Cake Book.  One of my favorites!

I topped it with buttercream tinted green (matching the fondant) then topped that with homemade fondant.  Everything you see on the top of the cake is fondant.