Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Very White-Chocolatey Birthday

I love white chocolate, so for my birthday last week, I made myself a white chocolate birthday cake, jam-packed with 28 ounces of white chocolate. (Yes, I made my own birthday cake. My husband did offer to make it for me, but I wanted it to turn out a certain way, and the poor guy just isn't a baker. Plus, I don't get to make many cakes, so I wanted some practice. I was grateful for the offer though!) I own the cookbook Mrs. Fields Best-Ever Cookie Book and this book has a lot of cake/pie recipes in the back. From this book, I found a recipe for "White Ivory Cream Cake". You can see an online version here. Take note that it is not a cheesecake, as it says on that link, but a frosted 2-layer cake. Also, you might notice that I was playing around with my decorating tips. I looked online at the Wilton site to "learn" how to do a shell border, and I only got it right for part of the cake. Lol! Next month, I hope to take a cake decorating class, and then, hopefully my offerings will be better.

The cake was really good, too. I did overbake it a little bit, so it would have been even better had it not been for that. I need an oven thermometer. ;)
I didn't realize until after looking at this pic on the computer that the frosting looks a little sloppy on the sides. Oh well!


Allie said...

All that really matters in the end is that it tasted good!

BTW, my husband is a white chocolate lover...never have understood what is so special about white chocolate, but I just may have to make this cake for him. But wait a min...where is the recipe? Please post a recipe of this!

Allie said...

And then I realized there IS a link to the recipe clearly stated in teh post! Silly me.

Carrie said...

I think your cake looks lovely! And it's great that you got exactly what you wanted. :)

HoneyB said...

Your cake looks great! I'm positive it tasted great too! I think this would be a recipe for my son Justin or Grumpy as they are both big white chocolate fans!

Anonymous said...

The cake looks scrumptious Dishy! I am a loved of white chocolate myself.
And, a very happy belated birthday to you!

LadyJayPee said...

Beautiful looking cake, Dishy. I'm saving that recipe. I don't think I've ever had a white chocolate cake. I'm also asking for cake decorating tips from Santa. :)

Ingrid said...

That's a terrific looking cake and I love your so called sloppy sides. Looks to me like you just used plenty of frosting which as everyone knows makes the cake better!!

Happy birthday!

Linda said...

My mouth is watering, Dishy--I think it's beautiful and scrumptious looking!