Monday, May 28, 2012

Cakes in May and a Summer Picnic

Birthday Cake for two special ladies.
It has been spelling mistakes, and no perfection with baking cakes for some time now. This was from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook, several recipes tried with success. However, I substituted bitter/dark chocolate for the frosting Semi-sweet Chocolate Frosting which turned out to be less successful. Plus I tried halving the recipe for the frosting; not enough.

Yellow Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting.
This goes to Black and White Wednesdays, hosted this week by Sra

The Cake in the  9" Nordic Ware pan  comes out lighter but the one in the spring-form-cheesecake ( a seasonal product from Nordic Ware) one comes darker: ; both cakes kept at the same time on one rack, side by side. And then one ruin's the shine of  one's most consistent cake pan by thoughtlessly sticking it into the dishwasher!!!
Botanical Ginger Beer, a British product evoking those old Enid Blyton's. Pickled Ginger and Red Onions, Tomato, Garlic, Basil and Olive Dressing for Bruschetta, Boiled Corn.
Other than that, a lazy summer picnic  in our back yard  under the shade ...our neighbour's golden retriever wandering into our midst and comfortably settling under the tree. 90 degree temperature's finally forcing us indoors!


  1. Cannot make out the imperfections in the cake. To me it looks delicious.

  2. Wow,thats a gorgeous cake..Just want to remind u that you are hosting my event CWS for June,hope you choosed ur seeds and will announce it on 1st june,waiting for ur announcement page.

  3. The monochrome pics are truly a feast to see......I do not know about the cake but i loved the way you had frosted it though that was not enough!

  4. Very delicious bake with chocolaty frosting,yummy !!

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  5. Cake looks awesome,love it.beautiful clicks dear,sometimes it is getting too hot,still hope you guys will have a wonderful time.

  6. Thankyou! Priya, thanks for remiding me; will send mail. Thankyou Lata, Radha and Faseela!
    Julie will try to participate. Yes, it is getting too hot; any work in the backyard gets delayed!

  7. Beautiful cake Shri, Love your clicks.

  8. Lovely cake and very beautiful clicks..

  9. This reminded me of the crescent moon and the stars. Thanks, Shri!

  10. Cute cake with beautiful clicks.

  11. Loved the cake and the pictures too. You are awesome at capturing the pics.
    Thanks for the visit ,it has been ages since I visited you , was on my toes with my online shop launches.

  12. Thankyou Sra! I loved the opportunity.
    Thankyou Hemalata.
    Thankyou Chitra! I loved the new products and drooled over some. Wish you success!

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  14. Despite all of that, this look like an amazing cake! love how you simply decorate it.

  15. Thankyou Shabbu and Pencil Kitchen.

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  17. Lovely cake and I really like the frosting and decorations! Delicious looking cake dear


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