My little Sister is turning 20 today (!!! . . . whatever, your a baby still Blondie! . . . she's the only blond in the fam . . . hence Blondie . . . moving on . . . ) So I happily volunteered to make her a cake . . . I have been up since 7:30 baking and decorating but I am pretty darn happy with the end result!!!
Today was a good example of the mishaps that occur when I make cakes . . . oh the things that we learn! Lesson 1 . . . just because it sounds/looks easy in a cake book does not mean that it will be easy to make! But every experience teaches us something so today I learned much!
Lesson 2 . . . working with melting chocolate leaves me and everything in my kitchen chocolate coated . . . Lesson 3, cans of air now have a lovely bitter taste added to them to prevent people from huffing (did not know that) hence when I was being brilliant and following the example of the food network chefs utilizing canned air to cool my chocolate . . . I was actually flavoring it with a lovely bitter taste! Thank heavens I didn't do all of the chocolate at once . . . but a few people may not love the taste of the dark chocolate on their butterflies! (By the way the can did say it is safe if you ingest it . . . but utterly nasty tasting! Calm down . . . I got rid of most of it! ;)
I couldn't find anything in my kitchen either so, innovative me used a mixing bowl instead of my turn table to decorate the cake on . . . and I used gummy bears under the butterfly wings to give them lift since everything else I placed under them moved and made wings flat!
bundt cake recipe that had chocolate chips, sour cream and pudding in it for both the cake and the cupcakes. They turned out moist, a bit denser than box mix cupcakes and just a delight! We'll see what the birthday girl thinks about her cake! Alright I am off to de-chocolatize myself! Happy Birthday Ami! (Love you lady!)