I told you a couple weeks ago about Miette’s wonderful cookbook and my utter excitement at trying out some of the beautiful cakes. Well all my cake decorating supplies arrived and I jumped at two opportunities to try out my skills – a first birthday party, of the notorious Dr. J, and a baby shower!
I needed to make the darling cake on the front – the Tomboy Cake – but the pink just wouldn’t do for a boy’s birthday. Luckily, each cake recipe makes two perfectly sized 6″ cakes and I obviously needed to practice. I decided to make a pink version (with pomegranate buttercream) for a staff meeting in preparation for the birthday party.
Version number 2 is the lovely double chocolate cake with straight up vanilla buttercream – not much better to look at, but the taste got lots of thumbs up.
Let’s just say, I still need practice, but I am confident my cakes will be stunning some day! (Stay tuned for the Lemon Debutante cake – I made one for the b-day party – and a slightly more beautiful version for the baby shower tomorrow!)
In the meantime, I want to announce my first ever giveaway: I am giving away a copy of Miette’s cookbook and a 6″x3″ pan. I love it so much (even just for the pretty pics) that I want to share it with you.
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Giveaway starts on 2/3/2012 and will run until 2/17/2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
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One winner will be selected at random to receive a copy of Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop and a Fat Daddio 6″x3″ cake pan.
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