The first was a for a 14 year old girl's birthday party. The mom was very open to anything I had in mind. The only thing that she wanted was Hello Kitty. I ended up making my signature chocolate cake with almond flavored buttercream icing. (I quickly realized that when I sell cakes I don't get to sample them. Which is sad, because I don't get to find out how everything tastes!) I went a little crazy when it came to this cake. I wanted it to be absolutely perfect. It was my first sale and I was determined to make it outstanding. I ended up with a cake that looked amazing and tasted delicious! I took plenty of time making sure that the texture was just right. And of course I added little elements like flowers along the bottom border of the cake. All in all, I am quite proud of this cake. It was well worth the time and effort.
The second cake that I made was for a friend at church. He is a huge fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. So I was ready to make him a cake version of the candy. Of course, I put a spin on my signature cake. And it not only turned out beautiful...but within a few hours of delivery I had gotten a text from him saying that it was wonderful. (Just the kind of thing that a baker loves to hear!) My sister got to have the privilege of naming the cake. The official name is Chocolate Bishop. (My friend is a Bishop and there is plenty of chocolate in the cake.)
I didn't have an order for the last cake, but I figured I share it anyway. It was my uncle's birthday and two of his favorite things are Corvettes and Carrot Cake. It had to be the best so I got 2 bags of carrots and started shredding. Three hours later, my fingers were orange and the carrots were done. (Yeah, I need a food processor.) The icing was incredible. The only thing that I like as much as cake is cheese. So combining them makes me really happy. Decorating with cream cheese icing was a little difficult at first. However, it ended up crusting over fairly well. I tried edible spray paint for the car. Halfway through the car spray painting process, my can stopped working. Off I went to Michael's covered in icing and looking like a crazy person! The whole cake ended up taking about 6 hours or so. But it looked outstanding!
I have yet to find a carrot cake that I enjoy. It always seems like there is something missing. Either it is too dry or there isn't a nice spice flavor to it. (Yes, I'm becoming quite a cake snob.) All of this being said, I LOVED this cake. It was the perfect combination of flavors. And super moist!
That's all for now. Thanks for reading!