Wednesday, May 12, 2010

And we ate cake...

I can't help myself.  I love to play around in the kitchen when it involves sugar and prettiness.  I really do limit myself because there's the time constraint issue and then there's the extra calorie issue.  I keep most of my decorating and baking for special occasions.  So it was very lucky that Mother's Day was this past weekend.  I had an excuse to try something new.  

I found a new blog this week that I quite like.  i am baker is a great blog with lots of fun ideas and lovely baking.  When I saw this post I just had to try it.  How convenient that we were heading over to my parent's house and I had a place to take it.  

This cake is covered in white chocolate whipped cream.  

The purple bits are made of royal icing.  I piped it onto wax paper, let it dry overnight and then stuck the dried decorations on the cake.  I was curious to see what royal icing would do on top of whipped cream.  I was concerned the color would run.  Luckily it didn't.  It just got soft.  

My favorite though, is the inside.  I used a wee bit of food coloring, but the final product was mostly achieved with fruit.  Raspberry/strawberry, lemon, orange, kiwi and blueberry.  And for the purple, the red mixed with the blue.

Six different layers.  Six different flavors.  My favorite layer was the lemon.  My mom's was the blueberry.  The icing in between the layers is a white chocolate buttercream.  Yes, I was craving white chocolate.  What can I say?

Fun, fun, fun.  

I wish it wasn't all gone.


  1. Wow Manda - that's impressive and looks so yummy :)

  2. WOW - WOW!!! That is amazing! I have never seen anything so beautiful in my life! :o) I even posted it on my FB page... hope thats okay! lol

  3. LOVE it !! You MUST post these to my flickr group... you will be a hit!

    Great job!

    God bless-

  4. i'm impressed this looks great!

  5. oh. my. word. that is gorgeous. And it looks so good!!!!! Yummmmyyyy!!!

  6. Beautiful! You are very talented. I bake alot but mostly cookies and such. I'm too scared to try cake decorating.

  7. I saw your comment on I am a baker blog that you where gonna bake the cake she made - sadly you prob. forgot to mention where you got your idea from on your blog so here is the link - hence there is a recepie there as well great job - I am gonna try to do this one too - its just too cute when you cut it open

  8. silly me I overread your linkings sorry - well now you got it twice LOL

  9. Hi Amanda, I was just looking through your blog to find this old post - I have to make a going away cake for a friend of William's who is moving. He's going to take the cake to school on Weds, and I know "light purple" is her favorite colour, so I thought I'd try to make a lilac coloured cake with white icing and then spell her name on it with candy or blueberries or something... anyway, I came here to check how you did it and thought I'd say hi while I'm here. :) Hope all is well with you!
    Also - just to be sure - I'm going to puree some raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries to colour the batter... that should work, right? Have you ever tried to colour batter with jello powder? I thought of using a package of grape jello powder mixed right into the cake mix... seems easier.
    Anyway, just thought I'd say hi! :)