My husband and I love to watch cooking shows. Our version of a cozy night in is to cuddle on the sofa with a glass of red and watch Nigella, Gordon Ramsay, Barefoot contessa, Anthony Bourdain or Jamie Oliver cook up a storm. One night we were watching Nigella (cook, eat, give us a sexy look, bake, eat…you know what I’m talking about 😉 ) and she made this super easy Nutella cheesecake. I LOVE Nutella (please don’t tell anyone) so I had to try this cake. And of course my whole family loved it! Continue reading
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
When it comes to decorating cakes I have to admit that I´m kind of over the fondand thing. Of course you need fondant for certain types of decorations but I think that I decorate about 90% of my cakes with buttercream. With a bit of practice you can get really smooth and straight edges on your cakes.
Now for the roses, it’s really not that difficult to pipe them. You can search the internet for some great tutorials, like this one here. Then all you need is some good buttercream, a few piping tips, a piping bag, some food coloring, parchment paper and a flower nail. And just remember to enjoy the learning process, soon you will be making the perfect buttercream roses 🙂
Sweet regards, Nina