This angel food cake is almost sure to be a Weight Watchers classic!

My Aunt Patty came to town so I made her a fruit basket cake.  I used a boxed Angel Food cake from Betty Crocker; however, instead of using water (the only ingredient that is called to add to the cake mix), I used a 13 oz can of pineapple tidbits.  I am trying to loose 10 pounds with weight watchers and they previously recomended making an angel food cake this way- without he heavy whipping cream topping ofcourse!  I mixed the Angel Food cake with the can of pineapple and baked it for a good 40 minutes or so.  After the cake cooled, I stuck it in the freezer for an hour.  I then sliced the cake in half and  filled it with homemade whipped cream and  an assortment of fruit (mandarin oranges, pineapple, bananas and strawberries).  I honestly could not leave this cake alone.  Unfortunately, I was not able to take a picture of the entire cake itself… however, I was able  to snap a shot of my brother’s slice.

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May 9, 2009. Cakes. Leave a comment.

Can you please not make me a pretty cake?

So I have a lot of Andy/ies in my life, and it’s awesome!  My fiance’s birthday was last Friday and he requested that I fully concentrate of the flavor of his cake opposed to the decorations of his cake.  Last year I made him a fruit basket cake which he loved!  This year I made him a white cake filled with homemade whipped cream frosting and freshly sliced strawberries.  I stayed true to my word and focused specifically on the flavor;  however, it turned out elegant in my opinion.  My mom gives me all her hand me downs of her old  magazines which aim towards middle aged women- “womens day”, “good housekeeping”….  yeah you get the point- Might I add that I thoroughly enjoy these magazines!  Anyways,  the new trend I have noticed throughout these magazines is cakes filled with fresh fruit and/or frosting with no  frosting on the outside of the cake.  At first I wasn’t so sure of it, however the more pictures of this trend I saw, the more I dug it!!!  So, here you have it and boy was this cake was fabulous- so fabulous I am making it again this weekend for my big hunk to split with my dad!!!

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March 30, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes. Leave a comment.

Busy bee’s celebrate their bee-days too!

One of my favorite friend’s, Andie, birthday was today!  Andie is a busy bee- she works, goes to school and has a future so bright that she’s gotta wear sunglasses!  Happy 25th birthday Andie!

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March 25, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes. Leave a comment.

I was up until 3:00 in the morning of a Friday night because…

March 7, 2009 was a delightful day with multiple reasons to celebrate!    Saturday was my mamma’s birthday + my neighbor’s boyfriends’ birthday and Andy’s mom was had a special lunch planned for the family.  I had to make cupcakes for our breakfast and Andy’s moms’ family lunch!  As a reult, I spent a lot of quality time in the kitchen-  I prepared 2 tripple layered cakes and 30 cupcakes!!!  I did not get to sleep until 3:00 in the AM, which just so happens to be way past my bed time! 

PS. My trick to the espresso italian meringue buttercream:  I made the standard recipe but just added Folgers instant coffee- It was delicious! 🙂

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March 13, 2009. Birthday Cake, Bugs/insects, Cakes, Cupcakes, Elegant cakes. Leave a comment.

Way to kick of being 14!

January 10th was my cousin Joey’s birthday!  I made him a lemon cake with Italian meringue buttercream.  The top is a cake covered with fondant to form a soccer ball.  I made my first fondant character.  He is a soccer player with a mohawk.  The colors of his uniformed are inspired by a team in Rome.n1435710315_30221728_7944

March 13, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes, Sports desserts. Leave a comment.

I heard it through the grapevine!

This was a spiec cake but the California Rasin’s certainly did not make it to this party!  I decided to go with a basket weave grapevine styled cake.  This cake came out exactly how I envisioned it.n1435710315_30179077_6828

March 13, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes, Elegant cakes. Leave a comment.

Basket weave cake

So I took a few Wilton Classes last year!  The basket Weave styled cake was by far my favorite cake to make in the class.  All the flowers were created with Wilton’s royal icing recipe!

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March 12, 2009. Cakes, Elegant cakes. Leave a comment.

Your going on 20 but your cake decorator swears you are turning 6!

Greg & Tim (my man’s brothers) celebrate their birthday together every year!  may 2008, Tim turned 22 and Greg turned 20!  I was so excited to get busy with my new circle fondant cutters.  In the end, the guys were satisfied which is too cool for school!

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March 12, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes. Leave a comment.