Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In need of supporters

Posted by Marilyn at 10:05 PM 0 comments
I was looking into taking a, Pastry Chef course. I went to the institute today and to my surprise it was a lot of money...more money than I had planned. I was real excited about doing this whole thing. The facility is new and so nice, the staff and chef's were so down to earth and the instructors looked like they enjoyed being there. It's a place you'd really enjoy to be in if you want to learn.
So, I have a plan..... I need supporters. What I mean by supporters is if you need a cake I can make it and that money can go towards my tuition of $27,000. Yeah, I know that's pretty scary but I want it more than anything. I need to start saving now...it's going to take a long time before I save that amount but I really have to start somewhere. Another thing I need to do is finish my GED course because they want that. I need to stop slacking off and get my hiney moving. So if you need anything, let me know I can do it for you. Thanks for listening to me whine and beg for a little bit. http://www.professionalculinaryinstitute.com/ Check it our for yourselves.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Disney Princess castle cake

Posted by Marilyn at 1:22 PM 0 comments

Well first of all I have to say I'm very excited! Not about this cake but because my camera is on it's way, I should have it by Wednesday this week. Yay!

Alright, now about this cake. It's a tres leches, castle cake iced in whipped cream. Filled top tier with peaches and cream and bottom tier with strawberries and cream. A bit harder than butter cream, so hopefully it'll hold it's shape with the turrets. All 6 princess's didn't fit so I squeezed in 3. Saw so many pretty princess cakes and didn't know what to do so just did and copied some from here and there and this is the final result. Hope the birthday girl likes it, she'll be 5 today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Irene's cake topper

Posted by Marilyn at 9:52 PM 5 comments

This was a topper I made for Irene's baby shower cake. I love this little baby, the details are awesome. I've had this mold for some time and have never come around to using it. From now on I'm going to make a bunch of them with lot's of different looks. I was trying to go for the, Anne Geddes, look with a bow on the baby's back. I think the bow was a little too big or something was wrong but, he's adorable. He's made of just fondant, I usually add some, Tylose, to make it harder but he did pretty good without it. I hope you like it just a s much as I do. Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My 2010 goals.........

Posted by Marilyn at 10:51 AM 0 comments
I started making cakes about a year ago now and I love it. There are a few things I have in mind and just don't know where to start. I was considering, Pastry School, but don't' really have the money for the tuition. I never realized how expensive that could be. I do want to start somewhere, that is with one of my other goals. I'm trying to invest on a good digital camera. Starting next month I want to start on my cake portfolio. I get asked quite a few times on a book or album they can look at to see my work and as usual I refer them to my blog. Well not everyone has computer access so I want to do the right thing. I want this portfolio to be my inspiration on cakes and not copycats. I like what other people do I just don't think it's right to get credit for something your broke your head thing about making. So in the meantime I'm sketching out cake designs and we'll see what happens. I have all my cake dummies lined up and all this new cool cake stuff I bought a few months ago and are still sitting in boxes. Yeah..... let's just say we have a cake addiction. In saying that keep posted with new cake pictures that are going in the portfolio and keep your fingers crossed while I find a nice camera. Thanks!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Best Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Cake!

Posted by Marilyn at 11:03 AM 0 comments

I'm not a chocolate lover, but I have to say I have never had a better piece of chocolate cake than this. I came across this recipe after opening up a Hershey's cocoa powder. For Christmas, I had to make desert for dinner at mom's and I made it. To my surprise it was the best, so I have decided to post it on my blog so you can try it. It has this nice cocoa flavor, not too chocolaty if you know what I mean, but yummmm it's good. Very moist you'll love it and it's so easy to make. Once you try it, post your comments and let me know what you think.
Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake
2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8" round pans (your choice).
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla beat on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into pans and bake for 30-35 min or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost as you wish, enjoy.
Makes 30 cupcakes or 2 8"or 9" cakes.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christina's cake

Posted by Marilyn at 11:39 PM 0 comments

This was a very small cake for my sister's good friend. She's a "fondant lover" and has always wanted petite fours for her birthday. I didn't have much time to bake all those little cakes but I did make this one extra special with an extra coat of fondant. Lemon poppy seed cake with key lime filling, covered with fondant. Polka dots and bow are all fondant. She loved it and that's what counts. I really like the colors and overall look. I might just make myself one someday. I will be adding more pictures, so keep posted. Thanks once again!
 

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