Monday, February 20, 2012

Cake, cake, cake and uh, more cake!

You remember this monstrosity
Well, its been a whole entire year. That would be 365 days. The time just flies by, no? Anyways, this past weekend was once again Big D.'s alma mater weekend retreat*, combined with a birthday, a Bar Mitzvah as well as a cake order stuck in there....which results in one big fat huge Bake-A-Thon. 
Sayonora Bakation. It's been lovely.
So as usual, I feel the need to share my craziness with you 
and the rest of the wide, wide, world (name that children's book!):
First up, we have :

A Caramel Cake

A Caramel cake

And a caramel cake!

Is it just me, or do I hear an echo in here?

Next, we have the lovely, lovely Cake Pops:

And their humble cousins, The Cake Truffles:

And last on my list, but definitely first in my heart:

It was Big D.'s birthday! And what better way to celebrate your birthday, then to have 150 people sing you happy birthday? I'm awesome, I know. 
This is the third year in a row that I made a Strawberry Shortcake for Big D.'s birthday, and I gotta say, this one is definitely my favorite. For the full story on Big D.'s boring consistent birthday cake choices, you can get the full story here

Now go have yourself an awesome week, while I catch my breath!

*Can I just say how awesome it was this past weekend? Besides the fact that the E.'s did an unbelievable, draw dropping job putting everything together, it was amazing to see everyone! It was so much fun to sit back, catch up, and laugh together with old friends! And I was so honored to have so many people come over to me and tell me that they actually *read* my blog! And here I was thinking I just yap on and on to my mother and Big D.! I better start being careful what I say! Although, we are all friends here...but I just want to say thank you! It's nice to know you are out there! And I just won an award for ending every sentence in a paragraph with an exclamation point! Yay!

22 comments:

  1. That SS Cake looks amazing! It must be a F thing because I always want that for my birthday too!

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  2. Hmmm....friends, mother, big d. you forgot someone else that's one of your big fans!!!!!

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    1. A sister is in my heart always! Needless to say!

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  3. The drippings on that caramel cake are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Tali! I was actually so sad- the cake was kept in the kitchen of shabbos, and all the caramel melted! I never had that before :(

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  4. Woweeee. Awesome looking cakes!

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  5. how do you get the chocolate on the truffles so smooth?

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    1. I melt 1 cup chocolate chips with 1 heaping tablespoon shortening in the microwave for 90 seconds, stirring halfway. I find that its the perfect consistency for dipping. If your chocolate is lumpy, its probably too thick and needs more shortening, or to be melted more.

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  6. Thanks for the cake!!! I can show my husband what u made!!
    ~e.l.

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    1. Great! I meant to take a picture of it in the box, and I forgot!

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  7. Well, we at your old company read your blog and many have made things from your recipes! So thanks :)

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  8. can you give the recipe and instructions on that caramel cake??
    that looks GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! Sorry, but I do not give out recipes of cakes that I sell...

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  9. wow that caramel cake looks amazing!!!! is it hard to make caramel?

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    1. Its not very time consuming, but it does take practice. A candy thermometer is crucial! I have found that the hardest part is knowing when to take the caramel off the fire- but if it comes out too thin, you can reheat it to a higher temperature and it works great. Here is a great recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/non-dairy-caramel-sauce-108430

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    2. Oh,and its really best if you make it with dairy cream, but Rich's Whip works as well.

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    3. thanks so much :)now if only i lived in the tri state area and could order from you...

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