quick cake


In spite of the fact that Saucy's kitchen was turning out over 300 cupcakes last weekend, the family still managed to have a little celebration of Loopy's birthday. Between batches of cupcakes Saucy slipped one batch of red velvet cake in heart shaped pans into the oven. It's kind of sad to only use heart shaped pans around Valentine's Day, because they're so sweet and pretty.

At any rate, nephews and dogs were walking through the door as Saucy was faced with the cooled cake, unfrosted, and the need to finish dinner. She grabbed her largest pastry bag, a Wilton 1M tip, and the batch of cream cheese frosting off the stand mixer and piped like a mad woman, in little swirls all over the cake. Sort of like an old-school baked Alaska finish. It took about three minutes... and while it is not Saucy's greatest pastry accomplishment to date, it was fine, just fine, for a quick dinner with the ones who matter most.


There is an actual Sweet Sixteen party in the works for this Monday night for Loopy and her friends. It won't be very extravagant at all, but it also will be fine, just fine.

17 comments:

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

That looks incredible to me!

Dana said...

Awww, I think it looks lovely! :)

Cassandra said...

Fine fine fine?? No, love love love!! It reminds me of one of those really expensive pillows with the rosettes all over it! Gorgeous!

Lisa Russell said...

They look like pretty roses all over the cake! Very nice!!

Niki said...

I like that look a lot.

Anonymous said...

That is an unbelievable cake! You are amazing! If only I could do that!
Jennifer Fast

MJ said...

Gorgeous cake! Happy sweet 16, Loopy!

Christina said...

I think it is absolutely, perfectly lovely!!!! You are such a great mom!!!! Happy sweet 16 to your daughter!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cake! Thank you so much for the cupcakes. Big hit at work! It was great meeting you and now I will have to "watch" for you in the store.
Regards,
Tamara

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Looks lovely, Saucy! I am no good at frosting things - this looks like a heart shaped bouquet of white roses. Quite fine, I'd say!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Looks lovely to me!

Paisleys Mom said...

YES PLEASE, you are amazing and if that cake is FINE.... I would HATE to see you label my cakes :) BRAVO!

the treat girl said...

Just beautiful!! Happy Sweet 16 Loopy!!

Angela G. Willis said...

Ohhh, you did the roses! And what a lovely job you did, too!
I LOVE it!
I am sure Loopy Loved it!
I can't wait to hear about the party and see the pics... I had a great time tossing around ideas with you! And you know that I wish I could be there to help!

Angela

Amanda said...

As someone who creates and shares for a living... I am surprised you failed to offer up your inspiration for your rose cake. Please consider doing so...

Blessings-
Amanda

Saucy said...

Well I'm certainly not taking credit for anything that hasn't been done 1,000,000 times before, just swirling icing around (and badly) like that. If someone has a photo of this type of thing executed better, please share.

If you read my blog, I am always careful to credit where I find ideas and recipes that I try, as I also always offer tutorials. However, when doing something straightforward and simple off the cuff, like spreading frosting or making ice cubes, it just doesn't work like that.

Many folks are using deep star tips to create rose effects on their cupcakes. For sure you can bet that was my inspiration however I didn't really stick with that program or I would have done a much nicer job. This was just sort of a puffy, meringue sort of effect. Similar to the baked alaska I posted about four years ago!

xo
Saucy

Amanda said...

Can I please have an email address or a way to contact you? manda2177@aol.com