Sunday, January 9, 2011
Long time no see? If you had been following, you know I was in the middle of an international move, and now, I am happy to announce I am here and all settled in! Along with the end of the year came my little love's birthday, number 3 to be exact! Since we didn't know very many people here (at all) the cake I made was smaller than I would have liked but none the less, I really enjoyed how it turned out.
I made this scratch cake with four torted layers of the most wonderful Sour Cream Butter Cake, recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum's "The Cake Bible". I am a die hard Rose Levy fan! Nobody's cakes taste as incredible, and bake up as reliably (once you get the science behind the rise!) than hers. Anyways, I filled it with milk chocolate ganache I made with European Galaxy Bar chocolate (I'm here, right?) and covered it with a creamy buttercream frosting and then my fondant. All the decor is fondant as well, with edible glitter powders.
Let me tell you, I have been wanting to do a cake like this for sooo long! It was awesome to finally just create something crazy, all my own, and express what's in my heart. Apparently, my heart is filled with appreciation for old world charms and childhood whimsy! Nevermind I am a nutritarian behind all this cake baking for others, something about the visual appearance of candies made with love AND painstaking skill just warms my heart and always will.
More pics coming...