Friday, August 27, 2010

1 long day plus no time to post equal 2 bday cakes!

So Wednesday was my hubby's baday and last Tuesday was my SIL bday so last night we celebrated both. I was in charge of making two cakes and some cupcakes. Why? I volunteered I could not wait to do it! {Which I think is kinda silly because we have a professional cake decorator in our family who happens to be the sister to both of the above} Anyway with the skills I have or lack there off I went to work.

The first cake I made was for my hubby and as you can tell he is a huge Star Wars nut! He loves German chocolate cake so the sides have toasted coconut. The frosting is a milk chocolate * I will share the recipe at the end of the post* I found the idea for Darth Vader here it is basically a bell sugar cookie with the bottom part cut off. The light sabers {Which are my fave!} Are twizzlers pull and peels with black frosting on the bottom and sprinkles for the switches. Everyone seemed to enjoy the cake especially since it is two layers with that heavenly frosting in the middle.

The Second cake was for my SIL she is in loves with those cute lil owls so I knew what I had to do. I found a cute owl drew it on a piece of paper so I would have a visual reference. Added my own lil twist and this is how it came out. I am quite pleased with myself! I drew the owl on the cake with a thin dowel. Then I covered it in gel and sprinkles and I loved it!

Here is the recipe for the chocolate frosting. I tripled the recipe t make sure I had enough. I have also added whole milk to make it alittle milk chocolate tasting. {This recipe comes from all you can find it here}
2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.

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  2. Cute cakes!!! Thanks for visiting and for entering my giveaway and thank you for your sweet comments!! Your blog is pretty cute too! *winks*