Friday, August 29, 2014

It's all about the Cake

For her cake, my daughter decided she wanted cupcakes.   But she also wanted to have a photo of her and her new husband cutting the cake.  So the solution was to make both.  A small cake for cutting and cupcakes for sharing.    She chose a nice ombre style of decoration using a coral color icing.    My husband assisted me in making the "Love" cake topper at the cottage earlier this summer.  Just the perfect accent to this frilly cake.

Notice the time.  Its 8am on the day of the wedding.
I was feeling rushed since I had a hair appointment
at 8:30.   My sister was preparing to take over all
duties.   What would I have done without her help!

My sister moves the cake to it's place of distinction.
The "Love" topper needs to be added yet.
A wire project we made at the cottage.
Got it right the first time!

Jessica, our oldest grand-daughter said these cupcakes were the BEST cupcakes she's ever eaten.   Well I thought I'd share the recipe that my sister gave me to use.   It's like an artisan cupcake.  Not light and fluffy like a cake mix cupcake.   They were a wonderful home-made cupcake.

Vanilla Cupcakes

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (3/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups milk

Directions:  Turn oven on to 375 degrees F.

Put butter in mixer and beat at medium speed until somewhat smooth. Pour in sugar and beat well. Add 2 eggs. Mix well. Add: vanilla.    Mix baking powder, salt, flour.  add alternately with milk beating in as you go along.  Scoop individual baking cups, until they are about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes 18


Diane B. said...

YUMMY Gail Diane

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful shade of coral for the icing on the cake. The specially-made "Love" topper is a perfect finish to the cake. You are one very talented and busy lady. Love the idea of cupcakes. So much easier for guests to eat as well as for the couple to distribute. Can't wait to see pictures of the bride.

Kathy said...

YOU are amazing!

Linda H said...

The cupcakes are so beautiful, and I LOVE that topper! So perfect!!

Annette said...

You are a truly talented lady Gail!!! All the best!