Thursday, May 20, 2010
A thank you cake for a coworker who got shafted by our employer. We all recently had to rebid for our positions, and she lost her permanent day shift charge nurse postion, and now is working nights. The sad thing about this is that she is a remarkable nurse, charge nurse, woman...she will be missed in her position, and the department will suffer because of this change.....Thanks Management...(not!).
Anyways, this cake is modelled after the gift bag beside it...I ended up doing the stripes late last night, and this morning realized how imperfect they looked. But do like the overall of the cake. The cake will be topped with fresh daisies when we reach it's final destination...
The top cake is turtle, and the bottom is vanilla with strawberry filling and lemon icing.
Once again, and from the bottom of my heart...Thank You Mary. You will be missed, you are appreciated and I am sorry for this change.
This month's cake is from the cookbook, Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman. I opted to make the cake into cupcakes because I had promised a friend some cupcakes, so I killed two birds with one stone.
They are a light cupcake with a hint of lemon flavor, and crunch of poppyseeds. The frosting is an almond cream cheese buttercream. I thought that the frosting was delicious, but overpowered the cupcake....I really couldn't taste any lemon.
Verdict - I will definitely make these again, but next time will use more lemon in the cupcake and less almond in the frosting....
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The first picture is actually from the fireman cake from a couple of posts ago...it was a "special cupcake" for the birthday boy, rather than a smash cake.
The other cupcakes were ordered with the preceding cake...graduation, pretty and beavers.....
I tried a twist on my devils food cucake today, I put a half a tablespoon of almond filling in the center...it baked the same texture of the cake, and gave it a nice little bite at the end. I topped it with an amaretto frosting.
The flower cupcakes are vanilla with lemon and raspberry flavored american buttercreams.
The graduation hats are carrot cake (recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart in her cookbook 'cupcakes') with cream cheese frosting.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
From Warren Brown's "Cake Love", his vanilla poundcake recipe, but instead of brandy I used Amaretto. These cupcakes are yummy....Full of yummy ingredients and full of taste. I topped them with a 50/50 ABC/SMBC raspberry amaretto buttercream...topped with raspberry puree and toasted almonds. I had some extra chocolate cupcakes too, so I topped them with the same.