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.