Cake cake cake!

A couple of months ago, I took a cake decorating class at a local bakery, where we learned how to make buttercream frosting, then how to assemble and frost our cake. I decided to test out what I had learned for Thanksgiving and wanted to share the results with you.  I was trying to look for a Thanksgiving-y flavor. I settled on an orange almond cake with a vanilla swiss buttercream. I’m not sure if that’s a Thanksgiving flavor or[Read more]

I’ll have my cake and eat it too

A couple of weeks ago I took a cake decorating class at a local bakery. We learned how to make an Italian meringue buttercream, how to frost and layer a cake, and then we finished with some piping decorations. All in all, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!   My interest in cake decorating was spurred by my anniversary cake. For our wedding cake, my husband and I ordered a top tier that we could save[Read more]