Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Great Cake Adventure

Today was my cousin's baby shower and I offered to make the cake.  Here it is :) I was pretty happy with the end result especially since I have had a terrible ear ache for the past 3 days.  I've been in a lot of pain so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get through it all.  I figure it took a total of about 20 hours to put together, 3 9x13 sheet cakes, 12 cups of buttercream icing and 5 different colours.  

The pink coloured blocks had white cake with strawberry filling and the yellow and purple blocks have chocolate cake with chocolate icing.

All of the recipes came from with wilton website.  Except the strawberry filling was my own concoction.  I used two cups of strawberry freezer jam that I made last summer and thickened it up with some cornstarch and water slurry.  

While I'm showing off my cake making skills I'll turn back time to pretty much exactly one year ago.  My Mom married for the first time. As a gift I decided to secretly make my Mom a wedding cake.  We're talking 3 tier, double layered, red velvet with cream cheese icing.  It was quite the endeavour and I was pretty surprised in the end that I pulled it off.  This cake took me about 35-40 hours to make and transporting it from my house in the country to my Mom's house in Quebec was the most stressful drive of my life.

Mom and her husband were very surprised and loved it!  They even have a piece still sitting in their freezer so that they can have a bit this year for their anniversary. 

Both cake designs come from the Martha Stewart website. 

Thanks for reading:)


1 comment:

I would love to hear what you think about what you've read on my blog. Let me know if you plan on trying or have tried a recipe....ENJOY!