Thursday, November 06, 2008

Butter & Eggs Make the World Go 'Round

There is a fundraiser at the library tomorrow, and I volunteered to make a cake for one of the auction tables. My only direction was that it couldn't be a chocolate cake, and it had to be "a winter theme". I have a couple of Wilton Christmas pans, but I couldn't use those, because that winter theme didn't include Christmas (because that just isn't politically correct anymore, you know....sad!). Anyway, I drove my self nuts all day yesterday, trying to come up with something winter-y, and finally settled on this recipe for coconut cake, from Barefoot Contessa. When I saw how many eggs and sticks of butter it called for, I knew it had to be good, because eggs and butter make everything good. I chose coconut cake for the snow effect, but still needed to decorate it, so I be-bopped over to the Dollar Tree, and spent $2.00 for the topper and the snowflakes that I secured around the side of the cake. I did tweak the recipe just a tiny bit - - I only put 1 tsp. of almond extract in the cake batter, and I used buttermilk instead of regular milk. The texture of the cake is almost like a pound cake, and it has a really nice flavor. I'm not usually a big fan of coconut, but I would definitely bake this again.

8 comments:

Kate said...

That is one cute cake. You really need to start a business. My wedding cake was made by a local woman in her kitchen and she had cornered the cake market in Rangeley.

Melissa said...

That is just beautiful! I'm sure that will stir up LOTS of interest at the auction!!

Lee said...

Heather this cake is so adorable, I love it! Yes, I agree, you need to start a cake decorating business! One ad just to see what happens. Beautiful job as always!

Terrij83@yahoo.com said...

THAT IS SO SO CUTE!!! I agree with everyone to. You are seriously talented in cake making and decorating (and many other areas too i might add) I really think you could get a good thing going throughout this little valley area.

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Beautiful cake. What a talent you have!

Margaret said...

You've done it again!! Made another beautiful/creative cake! I think you should put a few flyers up at Camdens school - see what happens and what the response is for cakes!!

Mark said...

If you do start a business in the cake business, make sure you don't lose the passion you have because sometimes when hobbies become jobs, you never want to perform that hobby again!

Great looking cake, Heather!

Geri said...

Welcome to the West. What a great looking cake. I totally agree you should be in the cake business. If you're interested in nutrition and health, you can learn how eggs benefit your heart, eyes, and brain, and how they can help you sleep and lose weight. Visit http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/are-eggs-healthy/ to learn more.

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