Posts tagged ‘cake’

February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Jason

by fromsugarwithstyle

This past weekend we celebrated my fiance’s birthday. Since he wasn’t here on his actual birthday ( it was on February 2nd and he was on base) I wanted to make it special from the moment he walked in the door. I decorated our place with balloons and signs and had a gift and a cake waiting for him on the table. He wanted a cake made like the one I did for my friends 2 yr old. You can find it  here as a post on CreativeKristi.com. I changed up the colors but used the same technique. This one was chocolate with Nutella filling and vanilla butter cream. My only problem with this cake was that the black icing took on an awful flavor because of the food coloring. I had to scrape the black parts off of my piece. Does anyone have a trick for making black icing that tastes good?? Oh! and that is also genuinely black? This one was sort of dark purple.

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November 17, 2011

Purple Cake Truffles

by fromsugarwithstyle

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One of my favorite things to make are cake truffles ( aka cake balls ). They are relatively easy and always surprise people with how great they taste. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get when I make these!  You can make them with any cake and frosting combination you like but since I was coloring these purple ( the birthday girl’s favorite color ) I decided that a simple white cake and vanilla buttercream would be perfect. I followed this recipe for the cake ( also found here ) . I didn’t follow a recipe for the frosting I simply combined butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together until I got the taste I wanted.

I love experimenting with different colors when it comes to making these. These are rainbow truffles I made a little while back.
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You can find my post on how to make rainbow cake truffles here at CreativeKristi.com.

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November 10, 2011

Vanilla Cake With Pumpkin Buttercream

by fromsugarwithstyle

Ever since Trader Joes introduced its new pumpkin butter I have been obsessed. ( I bought 6 jars! ). There is so much you can do with it! I have made a pumpkin cheesecake dip, a pumpkin crumb bar, I’ve spread it on toast, eaten it with cottage cheese and made a pumpkin butter cream frosting. Obviously if you know me you can guess that the latter is my favorite of them all!… I have a couple of friends with birthdays this month so I decided to use my new favorite frosting to make them a cake. I used this recipe for the cake and I made up the butter cream. ( see below )

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Buttercream

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup pumpkin butter

1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

Milk

Powdered Sugar

Blend the butter and the pumpkin butter until creamy. Add the Pumpkin Pie seasoning until combined. I then alternated sugar and milk until I got the consistency I wanted.

I used this same decorating technique on my birthday cake this past march
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Only the inside was Rainbow!
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November 8, 2011

Posting Over At Creative Kristi

by fromsugarwithstyle

Yesterday I posted over at CreativeKristi about a birthday cake I made for my friend’s son Levi. Click on the link and check it out!

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