Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cake Decorating

My sister-in-law Anne has been trying her hand at cake decorating. She hopes to save money by making her own cute birthday cakes for her kids.

Last week, she baked and decorated two trial cakes for her own birthday, and boy did they turn out well!

The one on the left is a three-layered chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, and the one on the right is a three-layer buttermilk vanilla cake with chocolate frosting (links to the recipes are below). To make the embellishments, she used a cheap cake decorating kit from Walmart.




For those who think these cakes look appetizing, here are the links to the recipes Anne used:

Pink Cake:
The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have (Good Housekeeping)
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (Cooking Classy) 

Cake with Pink Embellishments: 
Buttermilk Vanilla Cake (Wonky Wonderful)
Creamy Chocolate Frosting (Southern Plate)

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/02/2016

    The cakes look nice! When I was at home years ago baking layer cakes from scratch and icing them was common. They often taste better when home made. Thinking ahead and getting organized enough to do this at home is getting to be less practised. It is less expensive, going to a super market for a birthday cake costs from ten to thirty dollars. I think I could bake a cake for less than that if I had all the ingredients and pans on hand at home. A person needs a good recipe, thanks for sharing yours. Also it is important to make the cake enough ahead of time to allow for the cake to cool before icing it. In the past the birthday person was always honoured by the production of a lovely cake to share.

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  2. Anonymous2/02/2016

    Happy Birthday to Anne! Good excuse for making sure you get a good cake for your birthday, you crafty girl.

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  3. Anonymous2/02/2016

    She did a really great job! They are beautifully decorated and look delicious! Thank you for sharing the links.

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    1. My pleasure! Anne will be thrilled to hear your comment.

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous2/02/2016

    Looks good. I wouldn't be able to eat them since I'm a diabetic.

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  5. Anonymous2/03/2016

    They look Sooo good!!!
    Did you get to taste them?

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    1. Unfortunately, we weren't able to be there for her birthday, so we didn't get to taste them, but everyone said they were delicious.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous2/03/2016

    Did she just color the one green?

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  7. Anonymous2/03/2016

    Tell Anne she did a good job! Thumbs up:) And happy belated birthday! Cake decorating is fun. I do quite a bit of it myself. Thanks for sharing the pics and recipes, Ellie:) God bless you!

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    1. Thank you! God bless you, too! :)

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous2/03/2016

    If your sister has a Michael's craft store near her, they have Wilton Cake decorating lessons.

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    1. Thanks! I'll tell her.

      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous2/03/2016

    I'm the eldest daughter of 9 kids. We have always made our own homemade birthday cakes. For the little kids we always let them decide what kind, shape, or animal they want their cake to be. We have even made icecream cakes :) Definetly a lot cheaper!

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    1. Anonymous2/04/2016

      I've made an ice cream cake too!! Its so much fun.

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