When I asked my daughter (13) what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday she (almost) shouted; “Nutella cheesecake!” Ok, I get it. I also love that cake but I was hoping to be able to decorate at least one cake for her birthday so I asked her if she would be up for a more traditional birthday cake. “Like what?” she asked. Hmm…how about a chocolate cake covered with Oreo buttercream frosting? Her jaw dropped because she LOVES Oreos 🙂 Then that was decided, one Nutella cheesecake (recipe in my next post 😉 ), chocolate cake with Oreo buttercream frosting and then I decided to also make lemon cake with blueberry compote, vanilla sugar cookies, Oreo filled chocolate pyramids and my husband rigged up some Chili con carne – that’s right, nobody left the party hungry 😉 Continue reading
Burgundy, gold and meringue
“Can you bake me a cake, I´m hosting a dinner party on Saturday?” my sister asked me last week. I shouted (almost too quickly) Yes! for I knew what kind of cake she wanted. I knew that it had to be chocolate cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream – ideally the same cake that I made for my dad’s 70th birthday party. My sister is a product designer and it’s so much fun working with her on designing cakes and parties. She told me that she wanted a cake similar to one that I made for the grown ups at my younger son’s first birthday party, except she wanted different colours. Continue reading
My little girl’s 5th birthday
On August 11th my “little” girl turned 5. Since we said goodbye to the guests at her 4 year old party she’s been thinking about the cake for this birthday party.
Her mom freely admits that she would like to exercise more control over the creative process but it’s also wonderful to see how much she thinks about this. Over the past year she has, among many others, wanted a superhero theme, Frozen, Barbie and Hello Kitty.
Rummaging around in my baking stuff (which takes up a whole closet by now!) I found two dolls I bought a few years ago. As soon as I saw the dolls, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, I knew I wanted to decorate a cake in that theme. The years went by and my little girl never approved a Little Red Riding Hood theme birthday party – until now! Wahoo! Continue reading