Flower Cake

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. Snapseed 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). Snapseed 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. SnapseedI decided to make chocolate petals from melted red chocolate candy melts to make my flower Snapseedand a strawberry sponge cake filled with custard and fresh strawberry whipped cream. SnapseedFrosted with real whipped cream and added a few Sixlets as decoration. SnapseedA Mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique. Wishing my Mom and to all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! SnapseedSnapseedSnapseed

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Easter Log Cake

Each year I try to come up with a creative dessert and more often than not, I’ll end up baking a cake. This year I baked a log cake (who says you can have a log cake only for Christmas) SnapseedEaster is a wonderful holiday, to me it represents everything new, fresh and bright. Spring has arrived, the flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing and the energy in the air seems to be one of happiness and hope. I decided to put in as many soft pastel colors to show the memories I had growing up around Easter time. SnapseedAs a child my Easter mornings were spent at church and then followed with a big celebration meal and of course our chocolate Easter eggs. This EasterLogCake will shine brightly on any dessert table. Using edible garnishes and decadent chocolate ganache, the cake is made to resemble a tiny tree log. SnapseedFor something so impressive, this recipe actually starts off pretty simple. A basic cake is baked in a jelly roll pan before being rolled up with chocolate ganache and white chocolate pudding. SnapseedCut into this cake to reveal a festive swirl, but the real fun part comes with decoration! These cute little figurines are made of Marzipan (all edible) SnapseedSnapseedSnapseedSnapseedAdd a little dash of magic to your baking and make a EasterLogCake its a new take on the traditional yule log and a great alternative to a traditional round cake! SnapseedSnapseedSnapseedSnapseedHAPPY EASTER!!

Recipe at EasterLogCake

Raffaello Roll Cake

Wow, another year is coming to a close.  It’s crazy how fast time flies and that 2016 is on it’s way out and 2017 is knocking on the door. Start off the new year on a sweet note with Raffaello Roll Cake. snapseed Raffaello cake is inspired by the Ferrero Raffaello confection. snapseed If you like Raffaello almond coconut candies then you won’t be able to resist this delicious roll cake that only requires 15 minutes cooking time.  This coconut cake Raffaello will just melt in your mouth with every bite.  A soft and moist cake snapseed made with almonds, coconut, wafer pieces all blended in a whipped cream with cream cheese filling.  snapseed Cakes created for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day can be as intricate or simple as you envision in order to celebrate the holiday in style. snapseed As we all know New Year’s Eve comes very fast after Christmas celebrations and snapseedoften it seems like a great deal of work to make another cake! Just keep in mind even a very simple design idea can create a unique and memorable cake to help count down the year. snapseed

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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Boo-tiful Halloween Cake

Trick or Treat!  As we all know Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but this boo-tifulhalloweencake recipe

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 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 .  

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I made a vanilla and chocolate cake baked layer by layer 

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and covered it in chocolate ganache.  

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Using melted chocolate I piped around the cake 

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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. 

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Homemade, of whatever degree, goes over best when it looks homemade.  All it takes is a simple personal touch.  

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Happy Halloween!    Click boo-tifulhalloweencake for recipe.

 

 

 

   

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Happy Belated Birthday to me!  Tiramisu Layer Cake 

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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. 

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Using modelling chocolate  I designed a coffee cup filled with coffee beans and chocolate covered espresso beans as my cake topper. 

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Coffee soaked cake, filled, layered and frosted with coffee mascarpone

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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

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A cake which has been haunting me for so long……..Tiramisu Layer Cake .  

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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…….

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Tiramisu Latte Cupcakes 

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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. 

 

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This is Tiramisu in cake form, an absolutely fabulous dessert for any elegant ending….

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 Tiramisu Layer Cake Recipe

 

 

 

Father’s Day “Mowing The Lawn Cake”…

An amazing cake for someone who takes great pride in cutting their lawn !  Father’s Day cake made for my husband. image 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 image(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 image is made out of imagemodelling 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) image I covered the entire cake with whipped cream and crushed Oreo cookies for the sides of the cake, to resemble imagedirt.  For the grass I colored some of the whipped cream green imageand used a #233 decorating tip.  The final touch I used chocolate covered rocks imageto 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 imagehave a wonderful Father’s Day!  image image image image 

Painting Bunny Easter Cake

Hippity Hoppity, I found the Easter Bunny and that means Easter is on its way! image   The Easter bunny is painting up a storm with artistic flare. He seems to be hard at work making sure all the eggs   image 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 image eggs, image carrots, imagebunnies and all made from modelling chocolate.  Different Easter cake ideas is a must-have for celebrating image Easter day.  You can incorporate various designs image and patterns image in making the cake unique image and creative. image With a little bit of patience imageand imagination anything is possible. Baking a cake in a Bundt pan is an easy way to make for a pretty presentation!  This MarbleGanacheBundtCake  imageis soft and moist , swirls of chocolate and vanilla image ensures that everyone gets their favorite  flavor in every slice. image