19 May 2009

Baby shower cake

I've been holding on to this recipe for a couple of months, waiting for a baby to be born. I didn't want to jinx anything. Normally, I don't believe in that kind of thing, but you never know. I don't like to take chances when it comes to other people's babies.

Anyway, the baby finally made its grand appearance last week, and baby and mama are healthy and happy. The time has come to blog about this cake.

Volunteering to make the baby shower cake was a fun little project; volunteering to make the cake, 3 different kinds of sliders, and the edible party favor was a crazy idea. Good thing I'm crazy.

The cake turned out great and people really seemed to love it. It was fruity and light and nicely contrasted by the tangy cream cheese frosting. Personally, I didn't love it, but then again, I don't believe in desserts that don't contain at least some chocolate.

I made the cake over two days, first baking the cake layers and freezing them to make the cutting, layering, and frosting much easier.

At the time, I was worried about using pink trim since nobody knew the sex of the baby. Lucky for me, she's a girl.

The sliders were also a big hit, but in the midst of the craziness I forgot to take pictures of them. I prepped the sliders at home and cooked them at the host's house. Cooking in another person's kitchen is stressful. You'll just have to take my word that they were tasty.

Sadly, the cake didn't look so pretty by the time I got the party. (Note to self: if you're going to volunteer to make cakes for special events, invest in a cake box.)

I'll tell you about the edible party favors tomorrow.

In the meantime, you can find the recipe for this pink lady cake here.

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