Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Ten Dollar Cake

So we had another bake sale for church. It was good to get back in the swing of things, as I missed last month for family obligations, they had taken the summer 'off', and I was in NJ for the June sale.
One of the items I made was a peanut-butter chocolate layer cake. yeah. sounds good if you like that stuff!
I had some leftover peanut butter filling from a new flavor of Happy Janes. (a post about them is coming, I promise!) And since I was making some chocolate cake for my own version of cake-pops.... I decided to make a small round cake.



SO after the cake was cooled, I smoothed some 'filling', and layered the other half of the cake on top.



Made some chocolate icing, and frosted the cake.


At that point, I decided to 'purty' it up and piped some edging around the base and the top.



It occurred to me that I do not have much practice with icing cakes, so this was a good exercise. I was happy to see that it sold at the bake sale for $10 dollars. not sure *I* would have paid that much.. but it was a fundraiser, and sure enough.. I was there to see a couple buy it. Felt good to see the guy pick it up and pay for it.. as it did to see his girlfriend or wife walk away with a very coy smile. like she KNEW they were gonna knock that bad boy out with a jug of milk that afternoon. (or so I imagined...)





lessons learned... I need to invest in some flat off-set spatulas for a smoother finish. and maybe a leveler.. as the cake looked a teeny bit lop-sided. but overall, the cake was relatively simple to make, and decorate. I may just make some more next time I'm invited somewhere for dinner or coffee. The size was just right, in my opinion. (assuming it's to feed a group of six or less) small enough to be eaten before it starts to get stale.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Hello peanut butter! Don't sell yourself short! I've seen your decorating skills. This cake looks like a $10 steal. That couple undoubtedly loved the cake.

Chelsi said...

Keep up the good work.