Monday, February 4, 2008

Cakes cakes cakes!

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile - I've been really busy!  BUT I have done a lot of baking and such.  My new job is great, I'm getting sooooo much experience.  And at my job on campus, my boss has given me free rein to bake whatever I want!  Not to mention a fatty raise too :)  I made tiger butter brownies last week (brownies with a peanut butter topping) and this week I'm making mini cupcakes (I'll post pictures).  Here are a few things I have done since the last post:



This is a cake that Tom thought up.  He originally wanted to have a diamond pattern of mangos covering the sides, 
but I got lazy and just settled on plain, old white.  This is a butter cake with a cinnamon/mango filling, and coconut buttercream frosting.  The top is covered with kiwis (obviously), 
and here's what the middle looks like:



It was really yummy!  The cinnamon was almost strange with the rest of the cake, but it still worked.  I will definitely be making this again.  My next cake I made this last weekend for Parisa - she got into OHSU's medical school!  It's my second fondant cake, and it turned out okay-looking:



I wanted to do a red fondant cake with white flowers, but I cannot for the life of me make the fondant red.  I guess an airbrush would work, but I am not going to shell out 300 bucks for one!  Here is a close-up of the flowers (that turned out thanks to Carla and William's tip contribution!):



The actual cake however, did not turn out so well.  I tried to do a vanilla cake with layers of strawberry and chocolate, but I rushed it and it looked like someone threw up inside the cake lol  I'll try better next time.



Yuck!

3 comments:

Retro Bakery said...

You do very good work! I like your flavor combinations!! I've been working on a kiwi flavor for some time now!! Yours sounds and looks BEAUTIFUL!

Retro Bakery said...

Where are you in OR?

Denise said...

WoW!

Those look beautiful!

You do great work.

Love,
Mommy