Sunday, October 26, 2008

A whole lotta baking

Whew. It's been a long day. I had to make my cake for class tomorrow. And originally that's all I planned on doing. But when I took the cakes out of the oven, I must not have let them cool long enough and when I flipped one out, it fell apart.

I had to figure out what to do. I wanted to do a layer cake for class since it's the last one. So I could a) make one from scratch, b) go get another mix and make another layer, or c) run with the fact that I had a chocolate cake mix in the pantry. I went with c. I made the chocolate cake and decided it'd be neat to do a cake with chocolate and vanilla layers.

So now I have two layers of chocolate with a "mock twinkie" filling and then two layers of french vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling. It actually turned out to be my best-looking cake so far.

This time I also utilized a few techniques we've been shown in class. I made an icing buffer to keep the filling from eeking out the sides.

And I used my giant icing tip to ice it - wow, what a difference! I had the cake iced in about five minutes. And this is before I even smoothed it out!

I also knew that I was going to have extra batter, so I made a dozen cupcakes. I'd been planning on making some halloween cupcakes, and this ended up working out perfectly. They are filled with the twinkie filling, and I found the decoration idea on web site.


Amy~ said...

Your cupcakes turned out cute!