Well, here's the first cake of the year, a castle (in case you didn't know)
I decided one day that I wanted to try making whoopie pies. I had heard about them, but never made or even eaten them before. I googled around a little and found a recipe I was willing to try, but instead of some of the suggested fillings I just used some buttercream frosting I had leftover... probably from the castle!
Here are the cake/cookie part, I guess they were too good, the actual "pies" never got their picture taken. I guess we just ate them too fast! They were yummy!
Then came Valentine's Day. I was trying to be good and somewhat healthy so instead of a fancy fattening dessert I made a healthier, heart shaped, chocolate zucchini loaf. I still had to fancy it up a little, so I made somewhat of a ganache with just milk, instead of cream, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, then threw some heart sprinkles on it to make it a little more festive. It was GOOD!
For the kiddies, I made some cake pops. The oh so time consuming, but oh so delicious, cake pops! Dipped in white...
Most recently (just this past weekend) I made another zebra print/Hello Kitty cake... who knew it was such a popular combo?!? But it IS so darn cute!! This time there was also a request for a small, co-ordinating, smash cake as well.
The 2 cakes together
I wonder what will be next on my cake agenda... I can guarantee there is another Hello Kitty in my future! My youngest has decided that she also wants a Hello Kitty cake ("and Hello Kitty presents") for her birthday, but that's almost 2 months away yet. I sure hope she doesn't change her mind, I've already started picking up some Hello Kitty gifts and decorations here and there. Only time will tell I suppose!