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!

8 comments:

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!
Jam

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!
~ingrid

Linda said...

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