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!






3 comments:

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.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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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