Monday, July 11, 2011

Gold Cake

Leftover egg yolks are lovely to have if you want to do a bit of extra baking. Given spare time, I often fill it with baking. I found this recipe for Gold Cake that was perfect for the yolks that I had left from the Italian Buttercream Frosting seen in the last post. And guess what? I used the last bit of that frosting to top this cake! There wasn't enough to frost the sides, though.

In person, the cake matched the yellow crayon more than the picture shows.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Typical Birthday Celebration

I made a beautiful cake for my grandmother's 80th birthday a few months ago. It was Special Birthday Cake with Vanilla Italian Buttercream Frosting and sprinkled with coconut. For those who hate coconut, there were plain cupcakes.

We had all just come from a big celebratory dinner where most of us had eaten steaks, but we still had ice cream and potato chips with dessert.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Luck O' The Irish

I made a lemon whiskey cake for St. Patrick's Day this year. It was an odd recipe from an Irish Heritage Cookbook. The "lemon" in the cake came from soaking lemon zest in whiskey (I used Jameson's, naturally) and then discarding the zest and using just the whiskey.

Although the cake contained almonds and the lemon-ated whiskey, it was kind of bland. Ha ha, a bland Irish recipe. Well, this (half) Irish lass isn't laughing, but she might add more flavorful ingredients if she makes it again.