Spring Strawberry Cake

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.

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Here’s the cake at the “cakeluck” in process of being devoured…

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Success! It all got eaten 🙂

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Orangesicle Cake

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Party time!

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.

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First layer down with filling on top

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All layers and fillings ready for crumb coat

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Voila! frosted, complete with flower on top. I picked up these adorable flowers at Miette in San Francisco.

Duckie Baby Shower Cake

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

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Bottom layer done….

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Before finishing touches…

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Done!

 

Strawberry Dual-Birthday 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.

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The cake in process in my kitchen

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At the restaurant, ready to be sliced by our server

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Mmmm!

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Sliced and ready-to-eat at the restaurant

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that was delicious.

 

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. 🙂

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