Carole and Ken both love carrot cake so their shared birthday cake was carrot with cream cheese frosting. A few buttercream roses are always nice too.
As it happens, February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day. I guess it’s a consolation day after Feb. 2nd…whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, we still have six more weeks of winter. At least there’s always carrot cake, right?
I think it’s pretty funny that every day of the year is designated as a national food holiday. Believe it or not, there’s a Lobster Thermidor Day (Jan. 24), a day dedicated to Cold Cuts (March 3) and even one called Something on a Stick Day (March 28).
January 27th has been deemed National Chocolate Cake Day. Now there’s a day I can get behind! Happy National Chocolate Cake Day to all!
If you want to see all 365 days and their particular food designations, here’s the link: National Food Holidays.
A few years back The Glengarry Historical Society celebrated its 50th year helping to preserve local artifacts and data. I was asked to bring a cake to recognize this milestone at the Society’s annual general meeting and potluck. I figured a big bouquet of roses, in this case made out of buttercream, would do the trick. The incoming and outgoing chairs both cut the cake. Kinda sweet.
In Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving last month. Now it’s my American friends’ turn to yank out the turkey (or tofurkey), stuff in the stuffing and be thankful for all life’s bounty
Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving one and all.
One of the gals at work has decided to move back out west and so we had a little get together last night to wish her well and say goodbye.
I brought dessert for us all to share: a chocolate cake covered with dark chocolate ganache (that photographed as black!) topped with lemon-buttercream roses.
Best wishes to Angela on her new adventures!
What says thank you better than buttercream roses and chocolate? Nothing! I made this for the annual thank you to volunteers bbq, hosted by the little museum down the road from me. It fed 60 hungry revellers.
For Greenfield Services 13th year in business, I was asked to make a cake for their celebration. I was inspired by the mention of “and still growing…” so I made the “13” out of roses, buttercream roses, that is, and added a few leaves as if they were still growing. I just loved the look of the number 13 made of roses. So fun.
One of my favourite cakes to make. Chocolate ganache (chocolate and whipping cream melted, then poured over cake) with chocolate buttercream roses. Perfect for a “guy’s” birthday, I think.
Okay, sometimes I feel like a gal from another era. I’ve been making cakes for over 20 years now. Hard to believe. From time-to-time I dig deep and go for the classic, old fashioned look — a cake with buttercream roses. I personally love the look of a fondant cake but sometimes, depending on the occasion, a buttercream decorated cake is perfect.
This one to celebrate a birthday with chocolate icing and creamy roses. Happy birthday Bridget!
I donated this cake for a cake auction fundraiser for the Madagascar School dinner held last night. A friend of mine started the Madagascar School initiative, where she actually built a primary, middle and high school in an area where children had no schools at all. Their penultimate fundraiser is an annual dinner that includes a cake auction. The cakes go for crazy high amounts and are cut and eaten at the table by the bidders. A lot of fun and a good cause too. Not sure what this beauty went for, but I’m hoping the school made a good buck on it. To read more, click on this link: Madagascar School Project.
Okay, these cupcakes are a little over the top. Last year’s Valentine’s Day supper included two cupcakes for dessert. I figured instead of real flowers on the table, why not two giant cabbage roses, piped from chocolate buttercream as big as the cupcakes themselves? A little top heavy and a little tricky to eat and a lot silly…but a real novelty!
Happy National Carrot Cake Day! These carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing hit the spot for an anniversary party. Time to celebrate. Celebrate carrots! Celebrate cake!
I love making buttercream flowers so when a friend asked me to make her mum’s birthday cupcakes I jumped at the chance to make some buttercream roses and try my hand at hydrangeas too.
For the past few years I have donated cupcakes for a fundraiser for our local SPCA. Last year I did a dozen white puppies…
,,, and a dozen with a buttercream rose on each. Not sure what I’ll do for this year’s offering. This year’s SPCA’s National Cupcake Day is February 23. Stay tuned.
Jean has worked as a columnist for our local newspaper for over 30 years. For her retirement party, I thought I’d make a cake that suited a lovely 80+-year-old lady.
My friend Joan is retiring and I was asked to bring a cake for a wee celebration at the office tomorrow. Her favourite flavour is mocha and she loves flowers so mocha roses seemed just the thing. Twenty years at one place is pretty remarkable in this day and age. I hope Joan has a wonderful time in retirement.