'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sweet cakes for Sweet friends

Two of my good friends recently had birthdays within days of each other and I decided that was the perfect excuse to bake cakes.  Happy Birthday Amelia and Emily!

Behind - Chocolate cake with chocolate swiss meringue frosting on the inside and peanut butter swiss meringue buttercream on the outside. 
In front - Chocolate cake with nutella and nutella swiss meringue buttercream on the inside and nutella swiss meringue buttercream on the outside.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Its all about the frosting

I made this birthday cake for my good friends Jen and Dave.  It was Dave's birthday and he wanted a chocolate cake with just a little bit of chocolate frosting.  Jen loves frosting and fillings and tried to talk him into choosing something different.  (Cookies and cream!? ganache!?)  But Dave kept saying he just wanted chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.  To please them both I made my chocolate cake with my special swiss meringue buttercream frosting, 4 thick layers of cake with modest layers of frosting on the inside and more cake crumbs on the outside. I put lots of extra frosting on top so that Dave could lovingly gift Jen with some of his frosting. 
In the end the cake was a success and the birthday was celebrated without any marital discord.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

This lovely carrot cake was a surprise for a friend's much loved daughter in law. Surely,a treat the Easter Bunny would approve of with all of those delicious carrots.