A Birthday Cake that Says "I Love You"

Last summer I took up cake decorating as a new hobby when I offered to make a wedding cake for a friend. The wedding cake turned out wonderful and I decided I would like to make more cakes. Since then I've made a few birthday cakes and a few just for fun. I'd like to think I'm getting better at it. I would love to take a cake decorating class and learn how to make those gorgeous flowers out of frosting. One thing I do not want to learn is how to work with fondant. I know it is all the rage right now, but I hate the taste, so I'd rather not go there. I don't want to spend hours working on a cake that I won't enjoy eating afterward.

This is the cake I made for my mom's birthday this weekend. It's so colorful - an experiment with food coloring. I baked two 9" rounds and cut them with a big heart mold that is supposed to go with my cheesecake pan. I used a Duncan Hines mix (coconut) and made my own frosting (buttercream). It was really tasty - I had two pieces! I think coconut cake is my new favorite!!

1 comment:

  1. I love making cakes! I agree Fondant is NASTY! I always put butter cream UNDER Fondant if someone wants Fondant (it IS pretty, but nasty!)

    I want to try poured fondant and make petit-fours this Christmas as gifts! I found some recipes where it looks like a glaze (butter cream or chocolate or almond flavord) and you pour it over your tiny cakes and let them dry solid and shiny. Then you decorate them. The ingredients actually look very tasty and not thick and chewy like regular fondant.