Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Carissa!

Today is my youngest granddaughter, Carissa's 1st birthday. We had a party for her the week before they moved to Hawaii, and here is a picture of the cake I did for her. It was done in chocolate marshmallow fondant with a gumpaste bow. Baking cocoa is added to the soupy marshmallow mixture before adding the powdered sugar. It's yummy. The rest of the pink decorations were done in pink marshmallow fondant. The cake flavor was vanilla with raspberry mousse filling. I don't know which she enjoyed more...the cake or the ice cream.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy March yummy Bavarian Creme recipe!

This is the latest cake that I did for my friend, Michelle, who works at Wynwood Assisted Living Center.

The cake flavor was Swiss chocolate with a Bavarian Creme filling. Michelle said it was a huge hit. I have always used a purchased ready to use Bavarian Creme until recently, when I discovered a yummy fresh alternative that I now make from scratch.

Easy Bavarian Creme Filling

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
2 (3 1/2 oz.) packages vanilla instant pudding
3/4 cup milk
12 oz. Cool Whip, thawed

Mix together dry pudding mix and cream cheese. Slowly beat in milk. Fold in Cool Whip. You may also use other flavors of puddings.