Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mini-Swirls Cake

Our neighbors just moved. They were so sweet and kind, now retired and moving west. We will miss you Leo and Patty! This weekend, our new neighbor, Lynette, moved in and I think we are all going to get along great. She is so nice, welcoming, and gracious with the children and their many stories. I like her already! Today, I whipped up a little "welcome to the neighborhood" cake for her. Do you like it?
It is a tall 4-inch chocolate cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and a fondant fabric-type flower on top. The flower I had made awhile ago just for practice and fun. Fondant dries and will keep just fine in a sealed container. It was just waiting for this occasion. I love how the color looks on the buttercream. It seems to compliment the swirls perfectly. The swirls are my version of a newly-popular technique that I've been seeing all over the place lately. If you look on CakeCentral or the cake blogs (there are a lot of them!) for any length of time, you will see the larger version of these swirls. I'm not sure what the style is called exactly. I think some are calling them roses. I like how they look really small on this little cake. Creamy goodness just waiting to be eaten! Another day, another cake.... That's how it has been for me lately and I am so happy with that! Not to get all emotional or anything, but I just feel so blessed to have something that brings this kind of joy to my life. Baking and decorating cakes is the first thing I've done that I can be super-exhausted with and get up the next morning wanting to jump right into the next one. Does that make sense? Anyway, this is fun! I hope you are having some fun too!

1 comment:

  1. What a cool neighbor you are to make a fancy, welcoming cake! Pretty, I like the small swirls, very cool effect and they fit the size cake you made. I'm glad to hear you found something you enjoy so much, and it's so creative & yummy!! : )