Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Piece of Cake as Easy as Pie






This is a cake I made my sis-in-law for her birthday. M&Ms surrounded by almond slices makes for a very pretty cake, don't you think? And it cost me a fraction of what a bakery would charge.


This is a triple layer cake. I learned my lesson back in Home Economics 101. ALWAYS freeze the layers before icing and ALWAYS do a very thin preliminary layer of icing before doing the final, thick layer. These two steps will ensure a stable, crumb free cake.



The birthday girl is a fan of chocolate-covered strawberries so I thought I'd coordinate them with the cake. I love the way it all turned out. My daughter's birthday is this weekend and I am thinking of using the same idea but with green grape slices and pink M&M's on Strawberry cupcakes...


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15 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! I love this! I just posted about my son's birthday party...we did chocolate covered strawberries, too. Wish I had thought to decorate them like this! :)

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  2. The cake & strawberries are FANTASTIC! I want to be you when I grow up some day! ;-) Can't wait to see Glory's cupcakes!

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  3. That looks delicious. I love the sweet almond and M+M flowers. And those strawberries...um yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

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  4. Those were some tips I needed-I must have missed that in home-ec!
    Freeze the layers??? Genius!!!
    The cake is beautiful....

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  5. Oh I love the cake! I am so inept at creativity in the kitchen! I love easy, classy ideas like that. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Too cute! The cake looks very precious and sweet! Fantastic job!

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  7. I'm sure it tasted just as good as it looks!

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  8. Thank you so much for the tip on freezing the layers. How does this affect the cake when it begins to thaw, does it get all mushy inside?

    Love these amazing tips and the results were priceless!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  9. Those are the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen!

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  10. That would be so darling with a little girls ladybug themed party too! Love this idea.

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  11. What a genius idea! So simple AND pretty! Thank you.

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  12. Beautiful! I can't wait to see the pink and green.

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