Monday, May 30, 2016

simple Birthday Cake

I bake and put this quick and simple birthday cake and I want to put this in the blog for my records. I need to work on getting a darker hue on the purple color. Also, I would change up the orange backing into a rectangle to give a cleaner cut ... it will do for now.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Theme Safari Baby Shower Cake for Baby Calvin

I got a request to bake baby shower cake. I am delighted and excited to make this cake. By popular demand, this will be a 2 tier carrot cake :), dressed with abundance of shredded fresh carrots and blended with organic sundried raisins and chopped walnuts ... hmm ... all the extras ... and of course lots of sweet frosting! It better be yum! (will find out after the party is over)

Top tier is a 3-layer, 6 inch little cake and bottom tier is a 2-layer, 10 inch cake. Blue is the recommended main color though I compliment different other colors as well. The frosting is buttercream and animals cut-outs made of fondant. I pondered awhile on what I should top the cake with and here it is. I hope Baby shower party will have lots of fun and the cake will add lots of favor to the party as well.

Here is the recipe on the carrot cake. I made 2 recipes. (2nd recipe makes 2 layers of 10 inch cake)

2 cup flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup walnut (chopped)
1/2 organic raisin
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1 tsp vanilla

Prepare and line parchment paper on bottom of 3 6-inch cake pans, set aside.
Preheat oven at 350 degree.

In a mixer, combine sugar and oil and mix well. Add in vanilla.
Mix in one egg at a time to the mixture.
Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and clove to flour and stir to combine.
Mix in one cup of flour mixture at a time to the mixer mixture. Mix well.
Pour in carrots and coconut to the mixer mixture, at low speed, stir/mix well.
Evenly divided and pour into 3 6-inch pans.
Bake for 35-40 mins until toothpick tests and comes out clean.

Let cakes cool for 5 to 10 mins, use a paring/kitchen knife, go around the cake to loosen cake.
Turn cake over to remove cake.
Trim top of cake to make remove uneven risen top of cake.
Frost cake with buttercream between layers.
Crumb coats the stacked cake, set cake in refridgerator for at least 10 mins.
Decorate cake with fondant cut-outs and colored buttercream as desired.

Recipe on the buttercream is taken from my buttercream recipe on here

Here are the pictures:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Princess Elsa Frozen Cake

I want to put this in my blog so I have a record that I made this cake yesterday and serve it this morning. Thanks to Ella, we have Ella over this weekend and Ella wanted she and I to make an Elsa cake.. she said it would be exciting and fun. And sure enough ..exciting and fun !!!

She showed me this video by Nerdy Nummies on making the Princess Elsa Frozen cake and she asked if we could made this together this weekend, oh and she did bring her Elsa doll with her ;)... how smart of her ( I guess I can't say No). I told her we can try to make it and it may not turn out and look like the cake on the video ... we will make our own version ... and  tah dah, here it is.

Ella definitely did a great job putting on the finishing touches, making sure the dress looks a lovely and fit for Princess Elsa. And best of all, we get to share the cake at church this morning after service and it was lots of uhs and ahs all the way ;)  High fives to Ella.