I share a lot of cakes over here.And while they all have a few imperfections, I
consider them successful.
This year, I had a beautiful
cake in mind for my mom’s birthday. It
was going to be a tall, 6-layer lemon cake with blackberry cream cheese
frosting, with additional blackberries studding the filling. It was going to be gorgeous. Then, well, if you follow me on Facebook, you
already know that this happened:
For whatever reason, my
bottom layer crumbled, and the whole thing started to tip! I think, perhaps, that I put too much
blackberry puree into my frosting. The
frosting was a little on the runny side and I think it just couldn’t hold up
I was able to salvage the top
three layers, and well, the rest was put in mason jars and sent to the
neighbors as a treat (it was still delicious after all, just a bit crumbly).
Despite the difficulty and
the runny frosting, the mini cake was delicious!
Since my husband was out of town on Mother’s Day (2011), I decided to host a Mother’s Day Tea at my house for my Mommy friends in the same situation. For the tea, I knew I wanted to have something fun and pink and super feminine.
Cue Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
These cupcakes were perfect for my grown up Tea Party, but would also be lovely at a springtime bridal shower, baby shower, or a sophisticated addition to a summertime BBQ. So enjoy and drink up!
She asked for an over the
hill cake, but elegant not grotesque.
Instead of making a big
tombstone cake (an over the hill classic), I decided to do something over the
The best way, I decided, was
to make a simple white cake with lots of black filigree and a touch a black
lace. I also added a pop of purple (my
camera hates purple and always make it look blue – ugh), to add just a bit more
elegance to the cake.