Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Kind Of Fruit Cake

I recently planted a strawberry plant in a pot on our balcony and was curious to see if I could get any strawberries out of it. To my surprise, the plant has done really well and has already produced some delicious strawberries. This inspired me to make a strawberry flavored cake. When thinking about how I was going to decorate it, I thought what better way than to make it look exactly how it tastes.

To fill the strawberry cake, I used a combination of strawberry buttercream and dark chocolate ganache. I don't make too many cakes without chocolate and this was no exception. It reminded me of chocolate covered strawberry! Lastly, I couldn't finish this post without including a picture of my inspirational plant. I hope I will be enjoying its strawberries all summer!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was so busy! I made 2 cakes, one for my family and one for Colby's family. Here's the one I made for my family party. It was a citrus cake with fresh raspberry filling. YUM!

Below is the cake I made for Colby's mom. It was her birthday the week before and so I thought why not put both on one cake.

I have big plans for a Father's Day cake so be watching for that in a few weeks.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Final Cake

Last week I finished my last cake decorating class. For our final cake we had to design our own cake using the techniques we learned during that course and this is what I came up with.