Petal cakes are so fun and so impressive, but easy enough to do. The hardest part was the prep and mixing all the colors so I could just petal it on. Also I had made a double batch of the American buttercream from my previous post and it didn't hold it's shape well enough to make the petals, so I had to re-make a batch of buttercream the traditional way and prep it - what a headache! Now I have a huge bowl of buttercream I don't know what to do with... I guess I'll have to do some more baking!
Music Credit: Sia - Rainbow (From The 'My Little Pony: The Movie' Official Soundtrack)
Happy Birthday to Daddy and Daughter! 1 year old and 43 years old = 143 which is "I love you" in pager code! (who remembers THAT?! 😂)
While this looks like a regular cake, there is something very special about it. It was the first time I made the American buttercream in a similar way as the meringue buttercreams, minus the cooking. I'll just let Wicked Good Kitchen explain it, since that's where I got the technique.
This technique made the buttercream really smooth and it has such a beautiful mouth feel, and doesn't taste too sweet either. It was a little more loose than I'd like, but as you can see in the video below, it still holds its shape really well. and like the title of that blog says, it definitely is for me, the "Best Ever American Buttercream"
stack and frost a cake in a minute and a half...
Oh, my little Monkey! This little man turned one! I can't believe it's been a year now. My sister wanted a bubbles theme, so it was a chance to try out a new skill. I made gelatin bubbles that could be placed on top of the cake.
The first batch I made had too much coloring in it, and didn't look enough like bubbles. I still ended up using them to top off the cupcakes that I made (even though I don't make cupcakes, but for my nephew, I'll do anything!) The second batch had just the right amount of coloring, but I forgot to oil the balloons before dipping them in the gelatin, so getting the balloon out was a little harder than the first round. Check out the video from the first round of bubbles below.
It was the biggest mess I ever made in my kitchen, but the product that came out was just absolutely beautiful! Monkey ended up playing with the bubbles more than he did smashing his cake!
Congratulations, it's a GIRL! I appreciate that its not the traditional blue and pink, but a nice show of Oakland pride using green and yellow #oaklandloveit
Happy Easter! My first buttercream rose swirl cake! Not too hard, but not as easy as it looks either!
This was the first time I ever made Minnie Ears (or Mickey Ears) and the first time I ever made a fondant bow! All these years, and you'd think a bow would come up fairly regularly, right? Not for me - this was the first time I had to make a bow. And not just ANY bow, MINNIE'S BOW - which has a little more plump to it than a normal bow! I hope it did it justice :)
I did the best I could using the proper font for the words on the cake - I ended up free handing it onto the cake. That's always the most nerve wracking!
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa Chu decided to try her hand at decorating cakes - something detailed, something artistic, something fun, something tactile, something sweet, and something challenging - so she did, as Diva's Cakes and Confections.
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