Happy Mother’s Day to a woman with care, affection, sacrifice and a lot more is described with the name “Mother”. We celebrate her presence on Mother’s Day. We are here now because of our mother, who sacrificed her life for our growth and welfare. She is the most beautiful woman in the world and what better way to say I love you Mom than with flowers (or a Flower Cake). Mother’s Day will be celebrated all over the world and on this Spring day it always brings to mind endless profusion of bright flowers that add a stylish, colorful touch to any Mother’s Day cake designs. I decided to make chocolate petals from melted red chocolate candy melts to make my flower and a strawberry sponge cake filled with custard and fresh strawberry whipped cream. Frosted with real whipped cream and added a few Sixlets as decoration. A Mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique. Wishing my Mom and to all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!
Trick or Treat! As we all know Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but this boo-tifulhalloweencake recipe
is all treat, no trick. With the month of October coming to an end and Halloween is tomorrow, this resulted to last minute baking. Honestly I have been so busy with my kids, school, household and making my daughter’s Halloween costume and once again, I still don’t know how she convinced me. Last night I realized I had no dessert planned for Halloween and started to have a panic attack (I like to plan ahead of time). I decided to see what I had in my pantry and fridge and with eggs, flour, cocoa, chocolate and whipped cream I came up with boo-tifulhalloweencake .
I made a vanilla and chocolate cake baked layer by layer
and covered it in chocolate ganache.
Using melted chocolate I piped around the cake
I know it would have been more convenient picking up a cake from my local bakery but by putting something together from scratch (limited time) and making it look and taste more unusual is a big success in my book.
Homemade, of whatever degree, goes over best when it looks homemade. All it takes is a simple personal touch.
Happy Halloween! Click boo-tifulhalloweencake for recipe.
Happy Belated Birthday to me! Tiramisu Layer Cake
made for my birthday (by me) but perfect for Thanksgiving. As most of you know I love my coffee, so I decided what better way to celebrate my birthday than to have coffee incorporated into my theme.
Using modelling chocolate I designed a coffee cup filled with coffee beans and chocolate covered espresso beans as my cake topper.
Coffee soaked cake, filled, layered and frosted with coffee mascarpone
topped with a thin coating of ChocolateGanache is just too much to resist for a die-hard coffee lover like me. I just needed that special occasion that would have me happily putting in that time and effort for this particular cake
A cake which has been haunting me for so long……..Tiramisu Layer Cake .
I knew when making this cake, I just had to make the miniature version as well and with my coffee theme this would be the perfect addition…….
Tiramisu Latte Cupcakes
These cupcakes were perfect for the kids (no liqueur added). I baked them right in the cups and once cooled I piped the frosting and sprinkled grated chocolate for the latte effect.
This is Tiramisu in cake form, an absolutely fabulous dessert for any elegant ending….
Tiramisu Layer Cake Recipe
An amazing cake for someone who takes great pride in cutting their lawn ! Father’s Day cake made for my husband. To be honest with you I was kinda stumped for ideas. I had golfing and fishing ideas, but my husband isn’t into either one of those activities. So I came up with a John Deere lawn mower (considering he just loves it so much) and because he maintains the lawn like any professional landscaper. I thought this would be the perfect cake for him. The John Deere lawnmower and the figurine of my husband is made out of modelling chocolate. I needed the cake to be a little sturdy, in order to hold up the John Deere and the figurine. I decided to make a homemade yellow sponge cake and filled it with strawberries and whipped cream (my husband’s favorite) I covered the entire cake with whipped cream and crushed Oreo cookies for the sides of the cake, to resemble dirt. For the grass I colored some of the whipped cream green and used a #233 decorating tip. The final touch I used chocolate covered rocks to give it a more realistic look. I am a big believer that the best gifts are homemade (especially cake) and from the heart. It is the perfect way to toast dad this weekend: make him a cake! I hope that you and all the Father’s in your life have a wonderful Father’s Day!
Hippity Hoppity, I found the Easter Bunny and that means Easter is on its way! The Easter bunny is painting up a storm with artistic flare. He seems to be hard at work making sure all the eggs are painted in time for Easter. One of my favorite ways to celebrate Easter is baking! Nothing says Happy Easter or Spring like a cake with bunnies. This is a MarbleGanacheBundtCake and decorated with eggs, carrots, bunnies and all made from modelling chocolate. Different Easter cake ideas is a must-have for celebrating Easter day. You can incorporate various designs and patterns in making the cake unique and creative. With a little bit of patience and imagination anything is possible. Baking a cake in a Bundt pan is an easy way to make for a pretty presentation! This MarbleGanacheBundtCake is soft and moist , swirls of chocolate and vanilla ensures that everyone gets their favorite flavor in every slice.
Valentine’s Day, February 14 is the only day of the year when it is acceptable to eat nothing but chocolate. In my previous post I made vanilla cake for all the vanilla lovers out there. I could not let Valentine’s Day pass this year without some type of chocolate creation, so I dedicate this HoneyCombCherryTorte to all you chocolate lovers. This dessert is the choice, to mark the perfect end to a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner. Have you ever tried baking puff pastry layer cake? This is my first try and it was easier than I thought. Flaky puff pastry tubes filled with cherries, all enrobed in luscious Dulce de Leche layers of spiraling puff pastry tubes filled with tart cherries. The look of this torte is similar to a honeycomb, so I decided to call it HoneyCombCherryTorte. On Valentine’s Day strawberries usually take center stage but not this year. In this torte the cherries are getting all of the deserved attention. The classic combination of cherries, Dulce de Leche and chocolate ganache does not really need much of an introduction but if you have never tried this torte before, let me tell you, you should! The tartness of the cherries balances perfectly with the sweet filling, while the smoothness of the chocolate ganache makes it look like a masterpiece. It is obvious what I love most about this torte is the looks but I also like the surprise inside once you cut into it. I wanted to dress it up and make it perfect for Valentine’s Day. I used modelling chocolate to make the little balls (that line around the torte), the flowers and the grapes I decided to shape them into heart shaped grapes, perfect for the occasion. HoneyCombCherryTorte is the perfect cake, the perfect shape, to say “I love you”! Three layers of spiraling heart shaped pastry filled with tart cherries and layered with Dulce de Leche and coated entirely with smooth chocolate ganache, it does not get better than this.
This HoneyCombCherryTorte is a decadent and romantic dessert for that special someone for Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s from cakesandmore101.
We may have just finished with the winter holiday season, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and my StrawberriesandCreamCake is perfect for the occasion. On Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweet tooth with a special, simple dessert recipe for you and your special someone. This cake is so quick and easy to make, your loved ones will think you have been creating all day long(it can be our little secret, I promise not to tell). With its beautiful presentation, it’s sure to make your Valentine’s Day – or any other occasion – memorable! Every February, across the country, chocolate, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones I’ve come to realize that there are people out there who prefer vanilla cake over chocolate. So to all the people who prefer vanilla cake, your Valentine’s Day is about to get a little sweeter. My StrawberriesandCreamCake has no chocolate, pink M&M’s, or red velvet anywhere, it is a simple cake. Light , fluffy sponge cake, filled with freshly whipped cream and diced strawberries. Decorated with fresh whipped cream (roses) and sliced almonds around the cake. and that’s it. There’s nothing crazy in this cake or over the top about it. It’s so simple and it’s simplicity is what makes this cake completely and utterly perfect. What this cake does have is a lot of love. and that’s what counts, right? Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with StrawberriesandCreamCake.