Monday, March 23, 2009

The Gray Bakery

Despite the 4,000 things I do on a typical day, I have turned our house into a bakery! Not really, but it feels like it. I've made three cakes, two veggie trays, homemade ranch dip, and the list goes on. I have fallen in love with Paula Deen's Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake and made it for two different parties this week. Most of her recipes are fairly easy to make, and usually make their way to my table quite frequently. The second time I made it this week, I had an icing catastrophe. It was very runny, but still tasted delicious. I'm not sure why, but I have yet to take a picture of this cake.

The other cake I made was a test run of Jaxson's birthday cake. I baked a two-layer yellow cake and did a crumb layer of homemade chocolate buttercream icing. Next, I covered the cake with homemade fondant icing. It was my first time making both of those icings, and I was so excited at how they turned out! Here's a picture of my test cake.

5 comments:

Trina said...

That cake turned out spectacular, I am so impressed with your skills! :) I have wanted to try fondant for awhile now, but haven't had the courage. Maybe you should teach me :) LOL

Trace Car Driver said...

that cake is sooo cute! and i bet it's yummy too. hope jax has a GREAT 2nd birthday tomorrow :)

Becky said...

Oh that looks so good!

SonyaAnn said...

WOW! You really are talented.

Deal Fanatic said...

Love that cake!! yummo....Couldn't find an e-mail for you on your blog so I'm leaving this in your comments. You have been awarded a Blog Award by me.
You can pick up your award HERE:
http://www.thedealfanatic.com/2009/05/my-first-blog-award.html