Monday, August 30, 2010

Piping Skills

     Someone said that WHEN the Laker's win the NBA series, I had to make a cake and I guess I took their comment a little too seriously.  It was a pretty epic tournament and it had to be celebrated… hence the Laker’s cake you see here…

     I think that it was this cake that showed me that I had a pretty good hand with the frosting bag.  I could use the few colors I had and the few tips I had to make something pretty darn cool, so why not right???  It was just another store bought cake mix with my old recipe for butter cream.  
     I have decided that I love butter cream and want to be good at it even if it means that I never really get into fondant that much.  It just tastes good and can be so pretty if you are talented, but it is simple to work with too.  So, this cake was good, but still not my best creation. 

     The best thing is that this made me start to think about doing a cake for my friend Jimmy.  I did a chocolate cake in the huge, Wilton cupcake pan.  Once again… I just did the normal cake box mixes and I did put chocolate butter cream on the bottom and then regular butter cream on the colored parts.  I also did some layers in this one, so when you cut into this, it had a few layers with chocolate butter cream in the middle.  Here is the cake and the recipe I used for the chocolate butter cream…

Chocolate Butter Cream
4 c. powdered sugar
½ c. baking coco
1 cube butter
1 tbsp milk

Mix together dry and then add butter and milk.  Mix well.  


  1. Now THAT is what I call a cupcake!

  2. ALSO I just saw that you link to the WS website--LOVE IT. :) Have you seen the WS Cupcake-cake pan? I'm not sure if it is the same as the Wilton one. Also we have a "Great Donut" pan, if this penchant for making cakes in the shape of smaller baked goods should happen to continue.

  3. But I want you to get into fondant! I think you could create some INCREDIBLE SHIZ.

  4. How embarrassing. It's actually spelled "Laqueurs."