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Happy 80th Birthday Uncle Bob!!!

13 May

While home for my sisters graduation, we also celebrated my Great Uncles 80th Birthday.  I wanted to make the cake as masculine as I could, since most of the cakes I’ve made so far were pretty girlie.  To me nothing is more masculine and delicious than a German Chocolate Cake!!! Plus I heard that was one of his favs :).

Since we had a hectic schedule that weekend with my sisters graduation and all, the only thing I made from scratch for this cake was Coconut Frosting:

1 1/2 cups evaporated milk

5 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup butter

2 1/2 cups flaked coconut

2 cups toasted pecans

Combine the evaporated milk, slightly beaten egg yolks, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and butter in a large saucepan or heavy pot over low heat. When the butter melts raise the heat to medium, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken after 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the coconut and pecans and cool before frosting the cakes.

The cake and chocolate frosting were both from Pilsbury.  The cake turned out beautiful and delicious and was a big hit!! It was so good even, that everyone thought we ordered it!!! 😎

Happy Birthday!!!


Happy Birthday Nicki!!

24 Mar

In class this week we made clown cakes.  I gotta say, I am not a big fan of clowns, but it was perfect timing considering it was my friends birthday at work. This wasn’t my favorite cake because the writing didn’t come out very good, and I don’t like the clown, but it still tasted good! Again the cake was just Funfetti from Pilsbury with Wilton butter-cream frosting.

Chocolate Cake with Whipped Strawberry Filling!

9 Feb

This week during the Wilton Cake decorating class, we learned how to make Butter-cream roses.  Since its close to Valentines Day I thought a chocolate cake with a whipped strawberry filling would be appropriate. =) Plus I love Chocolate!

1. I started off with two boxes (I wanted a tall cake…..if your pans are more shallow one box will be fine) of Pilsbury Dark Chocolate  Cake mix…just follow the directions on the box…let cool completely.

2.For the filling I just mixed together one container of Cool-Whip (thawed slightly) and frozen strawberries in glaze (thawed slightly).  Make sure the whipped cream mixture is chilled before you put it on the cake so that the top layer will be stable while icing the rest of the cake.

3. The icing is a Chocolate Buttercream recipe that I got right of the the Wilton website.

Pipe a wall of icing on the first layer to keep the whipped mixture in place and from coming out the sides.

Ice until smooth.

Add borders......

and flowers!





For the Hairem Girls!

2 Feb

So I went to my first class of the Wilton Cake decorating course.   We learned how to transfer photos onto the cake.  I was making this cake for the girls at work so I wanted to find a pattern that had to do with hairstyling.  In google images I came across this cute clip art of a hairdryer.

It was perfect! For the cake all I made was a Pilsbury white cake with Wilton Butter-cream frosting. Sorry I forget to take pics of the process of transferring the pattern onto the  cake…but you can find out how on the Wilton website.  Here is the final result. 🙂