Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bakery Style Cakes

As a baker, Im often asked to bring "the cake" to many functions, parties, get togethers, soirees, whatever.
And instead of racking my brain to come up with some new fondant design (that tastes like...well, fondant) or piping a ton of overdone buttercream roses, I opt for an easier style.

Enter....the bakery style cake.
Its always a hit, they are pretty and most importantly, they don't have to be fussy!

Here's a few examples.

For my uncle's retirement party, a dark chocolate cake, iced and filled with whipped cream frosting and topped with a dark chocolate drizzle, chocolate dipped cherries and squares of a Hershey bar.

Next, a chocolate espresso cake, iced with a whipped ganache and topped with almond butter cream rosettes, crushed walnuts, espresso powder and espresso beans.

This one is also a chocolate espresso cake, but its iced and filled with whipped cream frosting and topped with dark chocolate covered espresso beans and heart sprinkles.  Take note here:
*Sprinkles fix everything, only always*

And a simple one here, all I had was a boxed chocolate cake mix and a tub of chocolate frosting.  Tweaking the recipe a little (*click here for the blogpost on this cake*) gives it better flavor and crushed walnuts add a nice finish to the top.

one more?
another whipped ganache chocolate cake.  For a little bling, I melted some white chocolate and piped zig zags onto some parchment then chilled it.  They stay nice and firm and stand up all cute in the dog poo-shaped piles on top of the cake.  Yeah, I see it too...its a doggie poo cake, with bling.
Here's a linky...poo (ha) to the frosting: CLIIIIIICK

Next time you need to bring "the cake" to a function you've been dragged invited to, keep in mind the humble bakery cake.  So many options and not so much work ;)


Shannon said...

Those cakes are things of beauty and are really reeking havoc with my New Year's resolves... :o)

CarinE said...

how pretty the cakes are! I wish I could bake something as pretty as them..

Jenn said...

I can see why everyone wants you to bring cakes to the party - they look great.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These cakes look gorgeous. I don't like fondant or buttercream either, I prefer ganache :) That first cake looks sooo good, i wish I had some of it!


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