'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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Honey

This year for my husbands birthday I made his favorite cake.  Angel food cake with lemon curd and whipped cream frosting.  This cake is light and airy with just the right amount of sweet tart lemony goodness.  I shared some of this cake with a good friend and she proclaimed it her favorite of all of my cakes.  That is really saying something considering all of the different kinds of cakes that I make.

Everything is Awesome!

To celebrate Ari's birthday this year we had a little mini cake class at school.  She and her classmates enjoyed my chocolate blackout cake while decorating little lego figures. A big thank you to Mr. Mortensen for letting us take over his classroom.

Ari displays her lego fairy.

Such a cute little hula girl.
Wendy, Jenna and Robin show off their lego people.  I especially love the little Elvis, complete with a microphone on the far right.

Lauren shows us her progress.

Jenna is just getting started here.

There were lots of little mermaids in class.

Geneva and her mermaid.

Kiki hard at work.

Diego and Will, very focused on their lego men here.

Haley, ready to begin.

Juan and his merman.

I'm not sure what Ben did with this little guy but he worked really hard.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Its my party and I'll cry if I want to...

Yes, those are bits of fresh strawberry puree in the frosting.
My niece, Liv, was excited about her lovely birthday cake but not excited about being the center of attention.  No birthday pics for her.  On the upside, the cake was absolutely delicious.
Vanilla cake with strawberries baked in.
I spread nutella on the cake layers along with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream frosting.  The frosting tasted like strawberry whipped cream and the nutella was a fantastic accent - noticeable without being overpowering.  Probably my new favorite cake.

She wouldn't blow out the candles but she did enjoy eating her pretty pink cake.