Friday, September 19, 2008

Let's Eat Cake!

I love that Lisa at stopnsmellthechocolates is asking us to post chocolate recipes on Friday because I REALLY like chocolate. This past weekend, I was asked to make a cake for a sweet young friend, Jessica. I had the pleasure of making her wedding cakes several years ago and was honored that she asked me to do a cake for her friends Baby Shower. The shower had a Luau theme and the Mom-to-be requested yellow cake with Chocolate Frosting - YUM! I had a fun time making the cake match up to the invitation somewhat.

Here are a few pics of the process of cake making....

First I look over the theme (in this case invitation), then I draw up my plans on paper...

I fill my pans up 2/3 full of cake batter so that they will cook up real tall, I want my finished cakes to be 4 inches tall. Then I level them off with my Wilton Cake Leveler...

Next I mix up a batch of the most scrumptious chocolate-frosting ever...:) Then I ice the cake smoothe.

Next I head into the Laboratory,,...Kitchen, and work on mixing up the correct shades of buttercream icing to decorate the cake with. I needed to mix a few different colors to achieve the right shades of blue, pink and yellow here.

Next thing you know,...voila! You have a finished cake...ok, it does take some time and effort to get to this step, but my hands were busy and I couldn't take photos, lol.

For more chocolate posts, visit Lisa.

Have a blessed day!


  1. It was such an awesome cake.. everyone loved it and adored the look!

  2. Wilton Cake leveler? You mean you don't use a hacksaw blade and two pieces of wood like Alton Brown?

    (My August 30th "Would You Like Chocolate With That?" post was a clip showing his "manly" method of leveling a cake.)

    Thanks for the visit and the comment!

  3. That is so adorable...what talent you have. I never thought about a leveler...I just thought great bakers cakes came out flat on top, unlike mine. Thanks for the tip.

  4. That cake turned out beautiful!! And I am drooling over it...

    I have really been wanting to take a cake decorating class to learn all that fancy stuff.

    Great job and thanks for sharing all the pics!