Happy Easter! These little Cadbury’s mini eggs are easy to find… 😉
My weekend baking project was this strawberry layer cake (previously made back in June 2012), and is one of my favorite cakes to this day. This time, I had a chance to snap a few photos before taking it to the cake tasting event in my neighborhood.
Here’s the cake at the “cakeluck” in process of being devoured…
Success! It all got eaten 🙂
Thank you, Sweetapolita, for this lovely Orange Party Cake Recipe! I was intrigued by the summery theme for a good, light dessert for a joint birthday party. And I am a big fan of your Pastel Swirl Technique Video Tutorial! I still have a lot of practice ahead of me; Mine don’t turn out nearly as beautiful and perfect as yours, but celebrations make the perfect excuse to practice.
I baked this duckie themed cake for a friend’s baby shower! Once again, I used one of my favorite frosting techniques from Sweetapolita. I found the “Mamma” duckie at a party store, and borrowed the other “baby” duckie magnets from a friend. Honestly, if I made this cake again, I would add a ribbon around the bases or something more subtle and simple. I think it ended up feeling too busy with all the frosting, sprinkles, ducks and what was supposed to be a blue fountain 🙂 One cake was chocolate and the other was my favorite strawberry cake.
I discovered Rosie’s Sweetapolita baking website and fell in love with her strawberry layer cake recipe. The color is beautiful and the cake so fragrant. For the birthday cake that I made, I used Sweetapolita’s fancy Pastel Swirl frosting technique.
Having taken birthday treats to various restaurants before and not having an issue, it didn’t occur to me… but for this dual-birthday celebration at a local restaurant, we were told a cake cutting fee per person would be charged! We were already there though, and they cut the cake and served it for us.
Since I ended up with a little extra batter, I made some mini cupcakes… love these little treasures, the colors, and white non-pareil sprinkles. 🙂