Cakes Galore!!! November 28 2011, 1 Comment

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I had a friend that I used to work with that asked me to make her daughter's wedding cake.   She told me that she always loved the stuff that I brought to work and liked that I made things from scratch.  Well I was a little skeptical at first.  I asked her if her and her daughter were comfortable with me making her cake.  And she said yes.  So I undertook the project.  I brought samples to them for a tasting and adjustments were made to the filling.  She decided on a vanilla almond cake with pineapple curd filling for two layers and chocolate ganache filling for the others.  She chose a traditional buttercream for her frosting.  For the groom's cake she chose a strawberry cake with a traditional buttercream.I started a couple of days before, however, the day before and the day of the wedding the weather was not cooperating at all.  By the day of the wedding it was raining and I was having major issues with icing.  I was on the verge of tears at one point, but the bride's mom said no worries.  Well I worked on it and finally decided enough was enough and decided to put ribbons, pulls, and monograms on. Everyone who walked by thought that it was a fondant cake and were surprised when I told them it was buttercream.  The bride's mom texted me the next day and said that everyone thought it was beautiful and was the best tasting cake they have eaten.  The grandmother had eaten several pieces of the wedding cake. I was so ecstatic of the good comments, I was once again almost brought to tears.

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This is the Smore's cake that I made for my daughter to bring to her future mother in law's Thanksgiving.  It was a dark chocolate cake with a malted milk frosting and then had two layers with a toasted marshmallow filling.  This was actually a six layer cake.  Talk about rich.   Also had several good comments on this cake also.  It wasn't a small cake.  LOLHope to be bringing you bunches of yummy treats in the coming weeks. Happy Eating!! Marie