Friday, October 16, 2009

Black Forest Birthday Cake

I was asked a couple of weeks ago to make a black forest cake for a friends birthday. I have to admit that I have never made or eaten black forest cake but I was up for the challenge =].. So i found this recipe on and tried it out. I really liked the cherries with the chocolate cake but I wasn't really crazy about the chocolate cake recipe itself.. it was too dry. Unfortunately I had no choice but to send this cake over because I didn't have enough time to start over and make my usual chocolate cake. She said that she really liked it and I'm glad she did but I think if I made the other chocolate cake she would have LOVED it lol.. Ill definitely be experimenting with this!

I decorated with some pearl sprinkles and cherries and the happy birthday was written in dark chocolate.. I didn't have enough time to take any pictures so thank god she took some (Thanks Kris! Your awesome! =P).. Check out the pics..


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I figured it out!

I finally taught myself how to pipe frosting onto cupcakes! lol.. I know it seems so simple but I was having such a difficult time with it! I have been trying to pipe my frosting on for months and when it didn't come out right I just grabbed a spatula or butter knife and spread it on but i think it looks so unprofessional. So after months and months of spreading frosting I realized that it didn't need to go all the way around to the ends and my frosting needs to be a little firmer than it usually is.. I just wish everything else in life was that easy to figure out lol =P

Here are a few pics of carrot cake cupcakes I made for my
grandma yesterday..

I'm was trying to get a totally different post up today but i'm so scatter brained today that ill just save it for the weekend.. Check back Friday or Saturday for it! =]