Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Let's talk CAKE! ...and a Shabby Apple WINNER!

 While looking for cake ideas for Peyton's party, I came across this gorgeous rose cake.  I couldn't get it out of my mind.  This weekend we had a Scentsy open house and also a Stella and Dot trunk show.  I figured that would be the perfect time to test out this cake decoration on my unsuspecting friends!  Unfortunately the only photo I took of the cake was the side that had the mistake.  Sorry!  The other side really looked better!  If you want to try your hand at this pretty cake (btw, I only did the outside decoration like hers, I actually made a 5 layer carrot cake) there is an easy tutorial on the FAB blog, I am baker.  It's very easy, I think you'll be surprised if you try it.  I'd love to see your cakes if you decide to make one! I had to modify the tutorial because my cake was much taller than the original rose cake and I used my favorite deluxe cream cheese frosting instead of the buttercream recipe in the tutorial.  It's such a pretty, creamy white. I also made mini blackberry cheesecakes, lemon squares, apple pie and chocolate covered strawberries.  I don't need much of an excuse to bake!
Totally off the subject, Callie got her pointe shoes at the beginning of January.  I think pointe is so pretty!  We finally had a pretty day in Maryland.  Callie had been waiting for a nice day so I could take a photo of her shoes for her facebook profile.  It turned out sort of cool with a little help of a wee bit of cross processing.

We have a Shabby Apple Winner!  Julie, number 15!  Julie lives in my town so I'm hoping I'll get to actually see it.

EDIT:  This is the last piece of the rose covered carrot cake.  It's looking a bit sad but still delicious.  I thought I'd share it with you and the good news is you can enjoy it this way without ANY calories! Yay! ...that's me, always looking out for your well-being.


Kristin said...

oh.my.ever livin' goodness!! beautiful photos and stunning cake...sigh...SO wish i was a baker..

prairie xo

My Cottage Charm said...

That cake is AH-mazing! :) You outdid yourself girl, I thought it was a picture from a magazine when I clicked on your blog! :) You go girl!
Love YOU much!
Missy :)

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS, cake! I wish I had that much control trying to frost...I need so much more practice.

Love the photo of the new ballet shoes.

Manni said...

Robyn, that is gorgeous!!! Love it :) I love coming to your blog for ideas!!!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

What a gorgeous cake!! I agree - pointe shoes are so pretty and that picture is just beautiful!!

It's me said...

That cake is great !!!!...and those shoes too !!...have a lovely day darling....love love Ria....xxx...

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

love the cake! you could say i have a little thing for pointe shoes too...

come visit and see.


Emily said...

The Rose Cake is beautiful, I could never make anything so beautiful. I sure would like a piece of your wonderful carrot cake........

The French Hutch

Ido said...

Wow! if that is the side of the mistake, can't imagine how beautiful the other side was. Is beautiful! I love to make cakes, I have to get one ready for an auction on Saturday, I will try a peacock this time, hopefully it turns out okay. Will post the pictures on my blog by Saturday. I'm your newest follower.
Have a wonderful day!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

WOWWEEE!!! I can't believe that cake. It was absolutely beautiful and looks like it tasted mighty good as well. Congrats to your daughter being on pointe I know that's an accomplishment.

Susan said...

Your cake is stunning! I MUST try this myself! Carrot cake is my absolute favorite!
Callie's ballet shoes made such a pretty picture! Simply beautiful!

June said...

That cake is crazy gorgeous Robyn...how could you have ever cut into that?????
Yeah, I think my tastebuds would have got to me too.
DO i ever wish I would have been to that party.
I love the beautiful picture of your daughter's pointes.
sending hugs....

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a stunningly beautiful cake!
Oh My, it is so pretty you would not
want to cut it!! I saw no mistakes myself....at first I thought they were done with silk flowers, couldn't
believe they were icing flowers.
You should be in business with that
cake! I was thinking that would be awesome for a wedding.
Thanks so much for sharing that.
I will be dreaming about that cake now. lol
Blessings, Nellie