Sweet and Simple Birthday Cake

Brenda's 50th 1-1-14 (2)

I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time looking past Christmas into the new year at what events are coming up. January always seems still so far away until about the week before. This is why my aunt’s birthday, which happens to be January 1st, managed to catch me surprise. This simple birthday cake was so easy to throw together on short notice. This buttercream frosted cake is decorated with modeling chocolate. I used my brand new pasta attachment for my electric mixer to roll out a wide band of modeling chocolate for the bottom. I cut a scalloped edge around the top and poked holes with coffee stirrers to give it an eyelet look. The flower is white modeling chocolate tinted light yellow. Happy Birthday Brenda!

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Black and White Cake for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Gala Dessert Auction 12-7-13

For almost 4 years I have been a member of a local guild that raises money for Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund. Each year in December we host our Annual Holiday Gala fundraising event. This year featured a live dessert auction and I’m happy to say it was a big success. We had 12 desserts and this part of the evening alone raised around $1000 toward our cause. This cake was my contribution. A 6″ white velvet cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. The flowers are dark chocolate with buttercream backfill.