Monday, September 15, 2008

Frosted Cake: NEW PICS!!


here's a sneak peak..

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mini Cake Madness!!

Congratulations, Heather and Michael!

Who other than my best friend would I make 28 lil mini cakes for? Check out more pics of the Engagement Party at Frosted Cake.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gerber Daisy Delight!

One of my new favorite cakes!!  Check out more pics and details at The Frosted Cake Shop.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

NYC: Class @ Confetti Cakes

Earlier this week, I was in New York studying with one of the top cake designers.  Yes, that's right- Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes.  I had the opportunity to work on decorating techniques and create my own signature Confetti Cakes gift box cake.  Check out more pics and info at Frosted Cake.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day!


This was my first attempt at a free-hand shaped cake.  A little shaky, but not too shabby.  But hey, it started as a square!!  I made this cake for my "golf bum" dad for father's day, as he watched golf on TV in fact.  It was a chocolate cake, pieced together with chocolate ganche and iced in buttercream.  Very rich, yet extra moist.  The "sand trap" is made of graham cracker crumbs, while the water was dyed piping gel.  Kinda looks like Pebble Beach, eh? 


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TWD: La Palette's Strawberry Tart

This week's recipe was so delicious and light.  Perfect for summer.  I did alter the garnishing, but stayed true to Dorie's buttery crust and strawberries.  I substituted the strawberry jam for peach-cinnamon.  I also made a lavender simple syrup that I glazed the berries with, instead of just sugar.  I topped off the tarts with a cinnamon-sugar creme fraiche to compliment the peach-cinnamon jam filling.  

Lavender Simple Syrup:

1/3 cup lavender
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Bring ingredients to a boil.  Remove from heat and let rest for 20 minutes.  Strain and save.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Frosted Cake: Launched.

The Frosted Cake Shop has finally launched, and is ready for business.  Check out the brand-new blog here.  From cakes and cupcakes, to any edible treat imaginable, all creations are custom designed to tailor your desires.  Feel free to explore your imagination!  Contact, or me @ Dizzeecake, for your next celebration.  Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

TWD: French Chocolate Brownies

It's been awhile, but Dorie, I'm back baby!!
I have been pretty busy with my own baking and have abandoned my blog group, Tuesdays with Dorie, for a few weeks.  I could not pass up brownies, so I squeezed in some Dorie time this week.

Well, they were not my most beautiful creation- but they sure were delicious!  So gooey in the middle!!  Next time I need some ice cream too =)

Monday, June 2, 2008

More cupcake pics!

Lots o' cupcake orders!!
Vanilla with Chocolate-Hazelnut Buttercream

Vanilla + Chocolate = Heaven

Honey Buttercream with Apricot Filling

Cupcakes for my dad's poker group

Vanilla with Kaluha and Ameretto Buttercream

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Celebration Weekend

Busy, busy weekend!!  Here are pics of the first two out of four orders.  Graduations and Baby Showers- no better way to celebrate than with cake, right??  Take a look!

Yellow sheet cake with fudge frosting.

Bumble bee accents made of fondant- inspired by the graduate's school mascot

Welcome Baby!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Mousse Filling
w/ Gumpaste Accents

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cake is Great!


This past weekend, I got to go crazy with girly-ness for Kayla's birthday.  The colors were inspired by the "Hannah Montana" theme.  I had a lot of fun with the design- very festive!  I love the frilly boarder. As requested by the birthday girl, I created a pink and white "striped" cake- with layers of vanilla cake with strawberry cream cheese filling.  

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling:
4 oz cream cheese
8 tablespoons butter, softened
2-3 tablespoons strawberry puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 2 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Combine with remaining ingredients until thick, yet fluffy.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Colorful Cupcakes!!

With lack of time between work and Mother's Day, I decided to whip up some cuppies for the occasion.  I had some colorful creativeness that I wanted to put to use.  The flowers were easy to put together and the cupcakes were pretty simple too: Vanilla with raspberry and citrus icing.  I brought half to a friend's party and the other down for Mother's Day.  They just barely survived the 3 1/2 hour car ride, but sadly ended up on the sidewalk while unloading the car....Cupcake Catastrophe!  So sad.   Good think I got some pics before we left.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cherry Blossom Citrus Bliss

Get well, Grandma!!
Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling.

Lemon has always been my grandmother's favorite flavor.  Lemon meringue to lemon mousse, she has always had a sweet tooth, especially for the yellow citrus.  I created this cake specifically  for her.  Four layers of lemon cake, three layers of lemon cream cheese filling with vanilla butter cream.  I also designed the decor with hand-made gum paste blossoms in variegating shades of pink.


Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick ( 8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 pound or 3 and ¾ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


On Sunday, my brother and I hosted our first BBQ of the spring/summer- or EVER!  With bro on the grill and me on the salads and goodies, it was a recipe for success!  In addition to my pasta and melon salads, I made a variety of cupcakes, of course: Cherry Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream and Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese frosting.

Pug Central!
Even Dizzee got to play!  Her friend Leroy is on the left.

Melissa and China(left) with Me and Dizzee(right)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

TWD: Peanut Butter Torte

Oh Dorie!  You have out-done yourself AGAIN!
Peanut Butter Torte= AMAZING!

Oreo crust.

Gathering ingredients...

Crunchy peanut mixture

Whipped cream

Mini PB Tortes