Friday, January 21, 2011

Princess Cake

I have been baking over this last month even though I haven't posted anything.  Just know that there was lots of chocolate and sugar involved.

The new year began and I had my first request for a cake.  Actually the request came before the new year but it was for an activity in 2011.  The Young Women's group at church had a kick off activity to start the new year off right.  The theme was "Princess and Happily Ever After" and they asked me to bake a cake.

I don't know why but my first thought was Chocolate and Peanut Butter.  So, I made chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream.  I really like this new buttercream recipe and have added it to my ever growing recipe collection. 

I wasn't sure at first what to do to decorate the cake but as I thought about princesses Walt Disney movies kept popping in my head.  I thought about Cinderella and found some pictures of pillow cakes and decided that was the way to go.

After the cakes were baked they went into the freezer so we could carve them.  I say we, but really it's Bob.  He doesn't trust me with a knife and I don't trust myself enough to cut a cake.  Anyway, we carved the sides to give it a curved edge instead of straight.  It was covered in pink fondant and decorated to look like it was quilted.  Trim was added along the bottom and the words "Happily Ever After" were piped on the top.  We added a crown which was the only thing not edible on the cake. 

I was really happy with the way it turned out.  What do you think?