Whew, its already a busy week and its only Monday evening! I'm working on three different birthday cakes and a wedding cake this week! So, be on the lookout for several fun blogs coming up....a Snoopy cake, an entire drum set made of cake (even a base drum and cymbals), a proposal cake (awww...), and the best strawberry cake recipe (made from real strawberries, no mixes or strawberry jello here). Lots of work, but I love it!
Last weekend, I got to make another 25th wedding anniversary cake. It was a simple, classic buttercream cake decorated with fresh pansies.
The flavors in the cake were just a fresh...a buttery almond cake, filled with tangy orange curd, and frosted with vanilla buttercream...delicious!
I actually tried/made up a new recipe for the cake. As the cake was baking (and I was peeking in the oven door, hoping that it would turn out since I made a double batch without testing it out first) I kept hearing my mom's voice in my head, "Never try out new recipes on clients." Oops. :) But, thankfully, the cake turned out beautifully!! It had a perfect crumbs, delicate texture, and tasted great! So, my gamble paid off this time, but I was a little worried for most of the baking time.
We planned to use pansies from their garden, which sounded like a great idea, until it started pouring down rain. Luckily I got the cake inside without it getting too wet, but I can't say the same thing for me! It was worth it though...the pansies were such a sophisticated choice. I tried to arrange them so that the baby pansies trailed down the tiers.
Stay tuned for some more great cakes in the next few weeks...
As always, happy eating!