This cake was for a Jazzy ’60 surprise birthday celebration for a very special lady. She loves jazz and her daughter wanted to reflect that and some pics of her life in cake. The record player is made with all cake with the exception of the mechanics that allow the turntable to rotate. THAT’S RIGHT, ROTATE. The cake flavors are Carrot and French Vanilla with almond buttercream frosting.
Our Cake Tasting Event to benefit “Relay For Life” is almost upon us, another three (3) days to be exact. My sister, Ellen and I have so much to do. We each are baking 15 cakes. Oh, did I mention they are all made from scratch? Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting, Carrot/Pecan with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate with Chocolate Mocha Buttercream, Fresh Apple Bundt, Lemon Pound and Plain Pound.
Yesterday, I was up to my elbows making cream cheese frosting. After 6 lbs. of cream cheese, 3 cups of shortening, 15 lbs. powdered sugar, vanilla and salt, I ended up with approximately 25 lbs. of frosting. Then on to peeling and grating 5 lbs of carrots.
Last night and today, I was up to my elbows again making chocolate mocha buttercream, And after lots of buttercream, chocolate, and mocha, I ended up with approximately 25 lbs. of this frosting.
And the saga does not end here, I was crazy enough to take an order for 3 dozen cookies, decorated and packaged individually, of course.
I also took a Wilton’s class today. I need some caffiene right now. Maybe I should just eat some chocolate mocha buttercream!
Now on to setting up my slideshow for the event, printing labels for the take-out cake boxes, answering e-mails, and on, and on, and on! Oh yeah, and posting on my blog to keep you, my followers, up-to-date on my latest activities.
- Carrot Cake and Chocolate Carrot Cake (blogcritics.org)
My daughter’s birthday cake 2 years ago. Crate is carrot cake with cream cheese filling, buttercream frosting and covered with MMF. Airbrushed with edible paint. Wine bottle is vanilla cardamon flavored cake with buttercream filling and frosting, covered also in MMF. Large cheeses — carrot cake covered with MMF. Straw and grapes are buttercream.