Friday, December 11, 2009

Wedding Cake

So here is my big unveiling. I made a wedding cake. Hazzah! My friend, Naomi, got married yesterday and asked me to do her cake for her. She was one of my Beehives when I was in YW, and now she is married. I feel my age today.
I have to admit there is some pride that goes along with making a wedding cake. I was really happy with the way it turned out. But not really because of me. I really think that flowers make the cake.
I am not going to give the details of making a wedding cake because I don't think any of you care. And by any of you I mean Becca. Thanks for reading my blog Bec. Making a big 'ol cake is involved and kind of boring, but I will give you a tip about making cakes in general. If you are making a cake with a cake mix and want your cake to be a little more dense, and super yummy, put in a package of instant pudding that matches whatever flavor of cake you are making. This will make your cake extra moist and yummy.
And also here is a good recipe for frosting. I use this recipe when I am decorating birthday cakes and the like. I don't like shortening frosting as a general rule, but it is the best way to go when you are decorating a cake. You can also split the shortening half and half with butter.

Buttercream Frosting

1 c. shortening
2 Tbs. water
1 tsp. flavoring-vanilla, almond, or butter
4 c. powdered sugar
pinch of salt- this takes a bit of the edge off of the sweetness

Combine shortening, water, and flavoring. Add powdered sugar. Mis well for about 30 seconds. Then beat frosting for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
This makes a stiff frosting. If you like it thinner, which I do for general frosting of a cake, add about 2-3 Tbs. more water. This will thin it out nicely.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Something is Coming. . .

A new post is coming tomorrow. It is an impractical and not-too-often-made item. But it is beautiful and delish! I also have to admit that every time I make one of these that I am filled with a bit (okay, a lot) of pride, and like to just stand back and look at it, and I don't want anybody to eat it, ever! Can you guess? I will post tomorrow.