Sunday, July 25, 2010

Busy Weekend

I haven't done much baking this month, but this weekend was full of cupcakes and cakes!
I made cupcakes for 2 baby showers this weekend. The 1st order was half chocolate/half vanilla with pink and violet icing.

The 2nd order was strawberry monogram cupcakes.

This weekend I made my first sheet cake. Actually it was a 1/2 sheet, but that's still pretty big. I decided to try it out for my co-workers going away cake. I underestimated the size of the cake, so after I added the decorations I felt it looked a little bare. Of course this was at midnight, so I didn't have time to make any more decorations. My co-worker is moving to Georgia, so I made a tiny model of her car driving from Texas to Georgia. I made a vanilla cake with chocolate filling. I used the filling recipe from my Whoopie Pie book. It was good, but next time I'm going to use something a bit more creamy.

After practicing on my 1st sheet cake, I had to make another one for a wedding. I made a chocolate cake that looked like the Cuban flag. It was my first time making a cake like this. I need more practice because getting the corners smooth is not easy! But I was real happy with how the cake turned out.

This week I learned that icing and Texas heat are not friends. I had some issues with my icing melting down, so I'm going to have to start making my cakes ahead of time so they can chill in the fridge. Oh the joys of baking :)


i-zilla said...

your first attempt looks better than my 26th attempt.

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