Posts Tagged ‘cake’

Let Them Eat Cake!

I have officially launched my website!

Let Them Eat Cake will provide Ottawa and the surrounding area with all of your favourite goodies made from the best ingredients!!

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

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This car takes the cake…

This is simply amazing!

(h/t to Cake Wrecks)


And how it all came together:


Wilton Roses & Fresh Squeezed Lemons

I just finished the first Wilton cake decorating course at the local Michael’s craft store.  I must say that I enjoyed it and learned quite a bit.  I know my husband and coworkers were more than happy to enjoy the fruits of my labour.  I made 3 cakes over the last 3 weeks including a simple vanilla cake with fresh strawberries for the first week and a rich chocolate cinnamon cake for the second week.  My final course was last night and I decided fresh squeezed lemons for my cake and creamy yellow roses were the way to go…

Mmmmm… cake.

I am on the hunt for the perfect vanilla cake!

I made one this week and both the texture and the flavour were quite good. I did however find that the layers had no height to them and although the cake is rich and I don’t need a large slice I found the appearance was not what I would want it to be. I think a cake should be magestic and for that I need a bit more height.

I used a cream cheese icing which was good but was almost too rich and the recipe came out runnier than I would have liked and I had no extra ingredients to thicken it up with.

My biggest problem this time around was transport. I had iced the cake on a plate and had intended to wrap it in plastic wrap and bring it to work. Unfortunately we were completely out and the largest container I had was too small for the plate. Have you ever tried to move a completely decorated cake with a spatula? Messy. So although the cake was yummy it wasn’t the prettiest thing in town. No complaints were heard from my coworkers… of course their mouths were full! I will definitely be purchasing some of those cake boards for future cake experimentation.

Do any of you have a wonderful vanilla cake recipe you would like to share? I always bake from scratch with very basic of ingredients and I prefer to avoid recipes with oil or shortening. Feel free to add your recipe suggestions/links to my comments!