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Solo Project: Two Cakes

28 Sep

Both of my parents’ birthdays are in September. I never do full-sized cakes, because they often turn out sub-par. I’m much better with cupcakes! However, I made two cakes this last month that turned out beautifully, and I want to share them! 

One was a simple white cake with American Buttercream, for my mother’s 60th birthday. My mom is one hell of an awesome lady, and I wanted to do something really pretty for her! Following this as a model, I made her this cake: 

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My dad’s birthday was this last Monday, and he’s a chocolate fiend. Chocolate is better than pure gold, in his eyes. So, naturally, I made a chocolate cake (Martha Stewart’s recipe, of course), with a chocolate ganache as “frosting”. Man, was this thing rich. I swirled the frosting into rosettes, which is something I’d seen on pinterest. I didn’t follow a tutorial or anything – I just kinda went for it. I was really happy with how it turned out.

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Happy birthday, Mom and Dad. I love you!

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Solo project: Madelines!

26 Jul

Solo project: Madelines!

Nora and I have agreed that we are gonna start posting quick (or not so quick) blurbs about solo baking endeavors, so this is my fist whack at that!

Our lovely friend Nicole got me a Madeline pan for my birthday this year and I can’t get them out of my system. They’re basic little egg cakes that are amazing with tea. Here’s a photo of some of the batch I made tonight for my new roommates and landlord.