Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This months "Cake Slice Bakers" voted on "Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting" from Southern cakes by Nancie Mcdermott. I really can't give an honest opinion about this cake. I burned the top of the inside of my mouth with hot food and I was left with this huge blister that wouldn't heal! Every time I took a bite of the cake it stung and hurt so bad I couldn't savor the cake!

The frosting recipe is another story! I don't know what I did wrong, I completely ruined the frosting! As the frosting was cooking over the heat the melted butter seperated from the chocolate mixture. I continued to let it simmer for the five minutes hoping it would all come together but it just didn't happen. I don't know if I over mixed while cooking or if substituting the evaporated milk/half-and-half for light milk made the difference. I was too frustrated and tired to attempt another batch. I ended up just making a basic thin chocolate icing instead.

Hopefully I have better luck next time! Click here for the printable recipe.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Princess Birthday Party

This weekend was crazy! I had a "Princess Castle" cake order plus "Bell" and "Aurora". I made all the royal icing flowers on friday night, which took me 2 hours. On Saturday I baked all the cakes, that took 3 hours. That same night I decided to go ahead and make Bell & Aurora, that took 2 hours. Sunday morning I made the castle, which took 3 hours. Thats a total of 10 hours of labor I put into these cakes! Needless to say It was all worth it! The birthday girls loved their cakes, mom was pretty happy too!

Princess Castle



Birthday girls, Alondra and Genesis.