Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And more cakes.....




This has been another week of cakes. A friend asked me to make a cake for her daughter’s 21st this week. Actually, I ended up making two cakes – one for the actual birthday for the family to have and one for the party later this week.



Rachel’s favourite flowers are frangipani and her Mum asked if I could incorporate that into the cakes. She also likes pink. I hadn’t made frangipanis before, but I worked out how to do it and I was quite pleased with the results. The only bummer is that the humidity has been terrible and so my fondant did sweat a little. I was pretty pleased with the cakes though and I hope Rachel liked them.




The cakes were my usual confetti cakes chocolate cake recipe. This time though one of the cakes sunk a little in the middle. I wondered if it was the humidity or maybe that I just didn’t cook it for long enough. I actually e-mailed confetti cakes in New York to see what they thought, and the responded almost immediately!!!! I was so excited, as they are very famous cake makers and in New York for goodness sake, so I didn’t really expect a reply. If you haven’t already, check out their website and also their books (I have both – they are awesome!!!).

Last night for dinner we had chicken breasts. I stuffed under the skin with a mix of cottage cheese, garlic, salt and pepper and basil and then roasted them for about 18 minutes at 180. To go with it, we had roast kumara and patty pan courgettes which I sliced and pan fried with garlic, pine nuts and a squirt of lemon juice at the end. Very tasty and easy!

10 comments:

Carrie said...

It's beautiful! You did a terrific job!

Elyse said...

Wow! Your cakes are just beautiful! I already went on Amazon and bought the Confetti Cookbook, based upon your recommendation!

chou said...

Fun. Lucky friends!

The Food Librarian said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it. You did a fantastic job!

Snooky doodle said...

wow beautiful cakes. The oink theme looks so nice too :) beautiful flowers :)

Cakelaw said...

This is beautiful Tammy!!! Frangipanies (along with roses) are my favourite flowers - you can make a cake for me any day.

AmyRuth said...

Very Pretty Pink Cakes!! Great job
AmyRuth

Chelle said...

These cakes are so cute! Fabulous job!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, I have left an award for you here:

http://kitchenlaw.blogspot.com/2009/02/no-valentine-just-meatballs-in-romania.html

steph- whisk/spoon said...

how gorgeous! i love the frangipani (i miss them from sydney)!