Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Cakes

We celebrated Missy M’s 11th birthday last week…with cake number 1:


And cake number 2:

And at some point we’ll have a third cake when we have her school friends over for a party.
I’ll be officially caked out by then.

My mom is with us this summer and it's been great!  She made both cakes.  the first was a quick, recipe right out of her head kind of cake....and it was really good!

For me to replicate cake 1, I probably wouldn't go from scratch like she did.  I'm not that talented in the kitchen! Instead I'd...
  • buy a pre made angle food cake
  • rip it apart into tiny chunks
  • slice up some strawberries
  • mix it all together with some (pre made) vanilla pudding 
  • Press it into a mold (in my case just a 13x9  glass Pyrex pan) and leave it overnight in the fridge
  • The next day, flip it out of the mold onto a plate/cutting board/cake board and whip up some heavy whipping cream to frost
  • Decorate with strawberries and refrigerate until party time.
Lucky for Missy M that I wasn't making it.

Cake 2 came from my McCall's cooking school binder of recipes...no longer published but if you can get your hands on one I strongly recommended  it! I've never has a recipe go wrong and everything I've ever made has turned out perfectly!

Now I've got to figure out the next cake and the details of her party...and if I figure it out soon I can get out of baking that cake too!


Tina said...

That looks yummy!

Tanya Anurag said...

WOW... the cakes look beautiful and yummy. I liked how you decorated the second cake.

We have a link up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


Carolyn said...

So nice to have your mom help with the cakes, always fun doing things together. The cakes look great, love the way they are decorated.

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