Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today I Took Some Recipes for a Test Drive.

I wanted to taste Ash's birthday cake before her birthday party.  The day of the event is really not a good time to be trying out a new recipe.  I opted to go with a cake box recipe because....well...hard to mess those up, you know?  I wanted to do a fancy Neapolitan cake, but as we get closer to the party, the more stressful that sounds. 


So how about a vanilla cake with strawberry frosting and chocolate ice cream?  I got the cake recipe from Bakerella.  And it turned out great in cupcake form (though a bit flat on top) so I have no doubt it'll be great as a layer cake (as Bakerella intended it to be). 


For the frosting, I tried was a recipe that had good reviews, but when I made it, I found it to be a bit too runny, too sweet and not strawberry-ish enough.  So I added shortening and more strawberry puree and that made it much better. 

(i really need to get a camera like the ones the bakers above have.  there's something to be said for a nice, clear shot with all the details.)


So we're all set!  The cake, frosting, and ice cream are gonna be good!  Yay!

9 comments:

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Oh yum....can I come?

Faith said...

oh yum! it looks good! such a good idea to test drive items you are going to make ... hmm, i should probably do that before i make the birthday cake for my sister next week, haha.

Amy said...

mmmmmm... that looks GOOD!

My Journey With Candida said...

I know what you mean about a new camera. I have a decent one, I just don't know how to use it.

mun said...

Yummy! Simply delicious!

alissa4illustration said...

Sounds yummy!

Vicky said...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Great idea with the test drive.

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

you test drive recipes? good for you. i should do that too. actually i should learn to bake cake from scratch.

Keya said...

That sounds so good, yummy yummy.