Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Birthday Cake Only a Princess Turning 5 Would Pick

a few Months Back I asked Z what kind of cake she wanted and she said a castle cake. Ok I could like with that they make castle cake pans. As her Birthday, and her party, drew closer I asked what flavor she wanted her cake and she picked strawberry. Two days before the party we went out to Ideal Cake to rent that castle cake pan and what did she see...thats right a wedding cake. She had found it the cake of her dreams with roses in time and you guessed it again (well I think the photos gave it away) I made her a double decker strawberry flavored, strawberry jam filled, rose covered cake. It was great...the cake and the birthday girl.

2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup good strawberry jam
1) preheat the oven to 350F. Butter and flour 2 9" cake pan .
2) In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, butter, egg, jam and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. scrape cake batter into cake pan.
3) bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted into center of cake cokes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful! And happy bday to the princess :)

Daphine said...

You made this cake????? WOW! I am impressed beyond words! Seriously!!!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Aimée said...

It's beautiful!! I would have freaked if I had had this at 5!!

Hope you are feeling better.

Nate-n-Annie said...

I think you did an awesome job on the cake.

Next thing you know, she'll be wanting that castle cake for her wedding.

Shayne said...

Thank you Aimee!

and yes I can see her asking for a castle cake for her wedding.

rookie cookie said...

So adorable! You are such a neat mom to make her a wedding cake like that. The roses are perfect.

Maggie said...

It's a gorgeous cake! Did you buy the roses or make them?