Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cake 101

K has always LOVED being in the kitchen and has always wanted to pursue cake decorating; baking; etc... She did some research and has taught herself how to make fondant and use it to decorate cakes; cake balls etc...

She found a picture of a whimsical cake online that she wanted to make and so she got started. She made 3 circular almond cakes and then proceeded to teach herself how to make fondant. She got to play with lots of bright colors. The fondant actually reminds me of an edible playdough!!

So, after lots of coloring; kneading; rolling; and circle cutting of the fondant, she had created this happy cake!!! Just in time to celebrate her birthday tomorrow!! Happy Birthday K!!! (Thanks for making your own cake!!!!!)

I spent part of the day cleaning out the refrigerator. It had gotten fairly neglected over these past couple of weeks. (Found several 'science experiments' as we like to call them....) I also found these 3 containers of sour cream. (All pretty much full). Now the funny thing is, none of us really LIKE sour cream!! Their existence is still a bit of a mystery to me!

Also spent a bit of time on the hammock today with Sophie. (Was trying to catch up on a little sleep after going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter last night!). Sophie has learned that she needs a person on the hammock to make it possible to be on there. Quite the entertainment watching her attempt to get on the hammock by herself. Probably could win some kind of award on some funny video show.

We have had some beautiful sunny days here recently and hope they continue. I love to feel the warmth on my face.

Until Next Time....


Angela said...

That cake is unbelievable! And to think she taught herself to do it! It's gorgeous.

A said...

Happy Birthday Leigh! Love your cake, can't wait to eat it!

Shana said...

The cake looks AWESOME!

Robin said...

Are you starting to collect sour cream like Sheri collects chicken breast??? Maybe you bought them for a recipe.

My verification word was bibil kind of looked like bible so I thought I would share. Take care.

Jan said...

Love the cake! Whimsical!

Hope you kept that sour cream! One of my favorite cookie recipes uses sour cream.

We call them raisin cookies, but they're really a sugar cookie, and good without the raisins.

Raisin Cookies

1/4 cup butter or oleo
1 egg
2 cups sugar

Cream those ingredients together until light and fluffy.

3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Sift these ingredients together.

1 cup sour cream
2 cups raisins

Mix creamed mixture and remaining ingredients. Stir well. Drop by spoonfuls on un-greased cookie sheet. (Sprinkle with sugar if desired. (Definitely not needed!)) Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Yields about 3 dozen (that is what the recipe says - it never makes that many for me!)

You could also use some of that sour cream for stroganoff, either beef or hamburger.

Happy Birthday to K!

Hope things are going better for the family now.

vtcjan at yahoo dot com

KSee said...

What a wonderful cake. Love the original design. Left overs are always welcome! Bet you there were none.

Sofie is a hoot. Keep the camera at the ready as she gets it in her head to get in the hammock by herself.