I just wanted to share some cakes I made over the Christmas holiday to take to a couple of family gatherings.
This is the cake version of our Mocha cupcake. Chocolate cake with caramel and chocolate syrup between the layers. It's then covered in Mocha buttercream frosting and topped with more caramel and chocolate syrup and chocolate covered coffee beans.
This is a chocolate/chocolate/chocolate cake. It's chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and then topped with dark chocolate ganache. Yummmmm!!
Vanilla Hummingbird Chocolate Mocha Italian Cream Chocolate Peanut Butter
Don't forget that this is our last day to bake this week due to the holidays. If there are any cupcakes left today, we will have a "Baked Fresh Yesterday Sale" on Thursday. If you need cupcakes for Christmas, you need to stop by and see us today!!
Liz and I were chatting this weekend and were trying to think of clever and funny things we could write about on the blog, but both of us were drawing a blank.
After several "entertaining" things happened on Saturday while working, we keep saying that we should add that to the list of things we've learned while working in the bakery.
So here we go......
1. When you are working with chocolate frosting, and there is a hole in your bag (even if you tape the hole closed), if the frosting gets cold, and you squeeze the bag, it will shoot out the side under the tape and all over the baking rack.
2. When you are coloring fondant, you should always wear plastic gloves because the coloring can stain your hands. Especially if your hands are dry from the cold and hot water from washing dishes all the time. (See picture below as evidence).
Right in the middle of the above picture is a new flavor - Chocolate Peppermint. It's a chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream frosting and then topped with crushed peppermint candy and a Peppermint Junior Mint Candy.
Not So Red Velvet and Vanilla/Vanilla
Here's a new flavor - Candy Cane! It's vanilla cake with peppermint buttercream frosting and candy cane sprinkles.
Here's another new flavor - Pecan Pie! It's a pecan cake that's very, very moist and it's topped with just a bit of vanilla buttercream frosting and a glazed pecan. Yum!