Today is the 1-year-anniversary of the blog. We've had a really fun time blogging about our bakes, and we promise that the blog will only get better from here on out!!
As a birthday present, we are doing a free cupcake giveaway... FOLLOW THE BLOG in the next couple of days, and we will bring free cupcakes to your house if you are in the Larchmont/ Mamaroneck area. Yay!!
For Christina's 18th birthday, we made a Strawberry Shortcake with cream cheese frosting. It was very delicious!! We also had some Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes to go with it that we made with the leftover batter.
Nina and I knew we had to make a special cake for Emilie's 16th birthday so we got creative.
While Emilie thought we were ditching her, we were secretly plotting the best cake ever and I think we succeeded.
I present to you the Nutella Swirl Cake. It consists of Nutella marble cake with both vanilla and Nutellabuttercreamfrostings!
To make, we used a box yellow cake and reserved about a cup of batter and mixed it with Nutella (enough to make it look like chocolate batter). We then poured it over the yellow batter in two round pans and swirled it through as with any other marble cake.
We also used a basic vanilla buttercream recipe using only butter, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Any other vanilla frosting could substitute.
After baking and cooling of the two cakes, we put the Nutellabuttercream in the center and decorated the top using a star tip to make swirls. The result was the most delicious and sweet Nutella cake ever that also looked like a flower cake!
It was very sweet and delicious and Emilie was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully she forgave us. :)
They were really fun and surprisingly easy to make. The only issue I ran into was that the batter was a little thick and hard to get into the piping bag. I think it was because I doubled the recipe but only had one bottle of red food coloring. I used that bottle and a half teaspoon of gel coloring instead and it didn't make much of a difference.
We haven't posted in a while, but January was just so busy!! Last weekend, Emilie and Irma made a birthday cake for their cousin Cara. We thought we'd double the recipe to serve 24, but I guess the servings were huge because the recipe for 24 made a big cake, 24 cupcakes, and 6 mini heart cakes!! We've never used fondant before, but thought we'd try it out on our heart cakes. It looked so pretty!! The cake was a yummy chocolate cake with cookies & cream frosting made by mixing crushed Famous Amos into vanilla buttercream frosting. mmm!!