Yellow cake filled with dark chocolate mousse. Buttercream meringue frosting. I hope it will be delicious. It looks pretty awesome.
Many of you probably haven’t seen a photo of it outside of my refrigerator. I am irritated by the imperfections, but pleased (sort of) with the outcome. My hope is to get another chance to show the skillzzzzz. Anyone in Oak Park getting married??
I have now three cakes in the making. I can’t believe it!! This is going to merit finally generating a price structure. So, here are the cakes:
- Confirmation cake for a teenager who just got onto the varsity soccer team at our local high school
- Webkinz cake for my daughter turning seven
- A baby shower cake for a couple who just adopted a little boy
Here is the plan. Next weekend is the soccer/high school cake. Our local High School’s mascot is the Huskey, the colors are burnt orange and navy blue. My plan is to make an 8 inch, two layer yellow cake filled with chocolate ganache. The frosting will be a buttercream merangue in navy blue. I had to figure out how to make the paw print of the huskey on top of the cake. So here’s what I did:
Drew the outline of a paw print on a piece of heavy posterboard. I thought about purchasing stencil sheets, but they were very expensive and would have really jacked up the price of the cake. I used and exacto knife from home to make a stencil.
Then I melted orange and red white chocolate together and spread it over the stencil to make the basic outline. What I ended up with looked like this:
I do like the way the paw print turned out. The side that is on the bottom and smooth will become the top. But, I decided to take it a step further. Since he is such a soccer buff, I thought some soccer balls on the cake would be great. So, I made these soccer ball pops that I will stick into the edge of the cake. The cake is due next weekend, I am excited to see how it turns out.
I have two cakes on the “burner” so to speak. One is for a family friends’ confirmation. He happens to be on the OPRF soccer team so I am thinking a big old huskey paw print on top of a two layer round cake. The second is a webinkinz cake for my daughter. We’ll see how these both pan out. Oh, and for the record, the apple pie was amazing. I made a second and plan to make another one this weekend. I used honeycrisp apples. Yum Yum. More to come soon. For now, check out the photo of the newest family member.
Yum, baked this today for a girlie get together tonight. Just sampled one if the apples! Pie recipe http://www.cakeduchess.com/2011/04/salted-caramel-apple-pie.html