Graduate Grace’s Aunt Suzanne baked and decorated this elaborate and tasty creation. Made with a whole lot of love!!
The bottom half was Anniversary Cake, vanilla cake made with buttermilk. The top layer a homemade chocolate cake. Then seedless raspberry preserves in between the layers, topped with rich chocolate buttercream icing. Lehigh was spelled out in white rolled fondant lettering, cut with an x-acto knife.
Not only did it look good but it tasted delicious. Aunt Suzanne said the Anniversary Cake called for almond extract but you could use vanilla or lemon zest to flavor it.
Happy High School Graduation Grace and all the best as your start your college life at Lehigh…
and great job on the cake, Aunt Suzanne!
Tiny jelly and mason jars with candles and raffia bows around the rims of the jars and summer flower centerpieces
Mookie the Golden Doodle loves all the attention
Getting Dark Outside
August 11, 2013 | Categories: Baking, Photography | Tags: anniversary cake, aunt, baking, cake decorating, chocolate buttercream, family, fondant, food, High School Graduation, Lehigh University, party, photography | 11 Comments »
When I got to Ohio Friday evening, Anna(9) was out with a friend, taking a cake decorating class for kids.
When she got home, she put some finishing touches on her Kitty Cat Cake while her younger sister Maura watched intently.
Then Anna put the lid of the cake carrier on the cake to protect it and left the kitchen
Maura licked the frosting knife.
January 19, 2013 | Categories: Baking, Childhood, Photography | Tags: baking, cake, cake decorating, cat cake, Columbus OH, family, food, kitty cat, photo essay, photography, postaday, sisters, travel | 11 Comments »
Laura just texted a photo of the cake. Then we were on the phone. James was taking pictures with his new camera so I asked him to send an image via email. I bagged the scheduled post. So today features the combined creative efforts of guest blogger/photographer James Weaver – & the birthday cake Aunt Lala created for Michael Joseph who is five today. Happy Birthday Michael!
First time La has attempted the buttercream transfer process She says it is harder than it looks!
Frosting recipe- 3 sticks of butter, 8 cups of Confectioner’s sugar, some Wilton foodcolor, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3 Tablespoons of milk.
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August 21, 2010 | Categories: Childhood, Cooking and Eating, photo of the day, Things | Tags: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks Cake, baking, birthday, birthday cake, butter cream transfer process, buttercream frosting recipe, cake decorating, frosting recipe, jameswadeweaver.com, photography, Pieceofcakedecorating.com, recipe | 9 Comments »