Cakes of a feather… flock together?

December 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

This week… is busy. Oh, boy. For a girl in a home kitchen with a hand mixer and no offset spatula, this week is a nightmare.

A serious nightmare. Thank goodness Christmas comes this month and I can ask for all those things that I’m lacking in the kitchen so that I can make seriously awesome cakes.

Today I completed one of many projects for this week.  Two cakes for a Veterans Potluck. Everyone loves cake, especially vets.

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On the left: Classic white cake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream. Covered in MMF.

On the right: Genoise cake with whipped orange chocolate ganache and whipped cream with MMF snowflakes.

My sister and I woke up this morning, ready for the challenge of covering two cakes with fondant. The first attempt was the cake on the left. I rolled out the MMF thinly and spread it over the cake with only a few slip ups that were easily covered with fondant snowflakes. The second attempt was a disaster. Kel rolled out the fondant, which apparently turned out to be too thin and too dry. No worries! We peeled the fondant off and spread out the delicious orange chocolate ganache and Voila! our cake was as good as new. We placed a few white and blue snowflakes on the cake to fancy it up a bit. All in all, I think that my first attempt at fondant turned out alright. I know already, however, that this is only the first of three fondant adventures this week. This weekend, I’ll be busy making a Heineken Beer Keg shaped cake… Don’t ask.  And a birthday cake for myself. Something delicious and chocolaty.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. erin @ dessert girl  |  December 11, 2008 at 8:45 am

    These cakes are gorgeous!! You always make the most beautiful desserts! Nice job! :-)

    Reply
  • 2. Marysol  |  December 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Both cakes look lovely, but they also sound delicious!

    Reply
  • 3. I  |  June 23, 2009 at 4:05 am

    gh

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