Latest Cakes

jasons-birthday-cake-08.jpg Β  This is Jason’s cake. His birthday was Saturday, the Ides of March. It is supposed to be the COG cross (I thought appropriate for this first birthday in Ohio) . When I asked him what he thought it was he said, ” X marks the spot?”. Can’t blame him, it wasn’t exactly obvious. This was my first official try at using chocolate plastique to cover a cake (I thought it was appropriately manly), and I will say that it tastes WAY better than fondant, and was pretty easy to use considering it was my first real try. I also used ganache for a filling, and it is fast becoming my filling of choice. So yummy!!!

pink-poodle-cake.jpg This is the cake I made for Jeana’s pink poodle party. (Yeah, I need to work on my handwriting.) Jeana is officially a big sister now. Her baby brother, Danny, was born last week! Congrats, Jenny…can’t wait to see him.

11 thoughts on “Latest Cakes

  1. Always love your cakes. And I love ganache anything! I’m making coconut cupcakes for a shower next week. I wasn’t up to decorating a cake! Cupcakes should be fun, though.

  2. ganache.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I am glad that the ides of march went well and that Jason had a happy, and yummy, birthday!

    Congrats to Jenny on becoming a mother of a BOY and how exciting for Jeanne to be a big sister now. yay yay yay πŸ™‚

  3. aw, those are great cakes! I think you have a real gift. A woman who can make cakes like those for her family (and friends) Is a blessing to them. I particularly like Jason’s. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. πŸ™‚
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. You did a great job on the cakes. ( I have no idea what kind of filling ganache is. I’ll have to ask you some day). I admire your efforts, I’ve mostly only done box cakes. Maybe some day I’ll learn. (Smile. How do they get those smiles on here? Mine only come up with e-mail!)

  5. This is a side comment. I can’t get my blogroll to show up using this template (we’re both using the same one). Did you have to do anything special to get yours to show up? It’s all there in the dashboard, but doesn’t appear correctly on my site.

  6. Danielle, i didn’t do anything different. I’m the queen of not updating my blogroll, so I haven’t messed with it since I first joined WP. Sorry, I’m not helpful at all here πŸ™‚ . Maybe someone else reading knows?

    Jill, if you do the colon and closed parenthesis type smiley, it will come out as a smiley face once you submit the comment. Thanks for the cake encouragement, too πŸ™‚ . This is a doctored up box cake mix. You just can’t top the moisture of a box cake. They add emoluments to the mix that can’t be added in the kitchen.

  7. Can you send me a piece via email? That chocolate’s calling my name. Poodle was a template? Was that hard? It looks complicated–and you did a great job of it.

  8. Here’s another belated birthday wish, Jason! Would have wished it in person yesterday had we known..Sorry. …. I really just commented to try out the happy face πŸ™‚ but do want to thank you again, Laurie, for the poodle cake for Jeana. It was practically perfect in every way! I love the links to the recipes that you use. Very generous.

  9. Bri and Diane, I’ll pass on your birthday wishes πŸ™‚ .
    Zo, the poodle was a transfer, and the hard part was the eyes. They never did look quite right. Next time I’m going to try gel eyes. I’ll have to demonstrate a transfer next time I do one. they are really easy and make it possible to do almost any-themed cake (as long as the drawing is simple to transfer).

  10. my guess for the first cake would have been the “swiss army” logo. Bravo, anyway, because I didn’t know what the COG logo looked like so I had no idea what I was looking at. I think that you did a wonderful job! And now, I am hungry – so, thanks for that πŸ˜‰

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