Monday, December 26, 2011

Calling All Cake Decorators - It's Time for 2011 Year in Cake

We have one more week left in 2011, which means that I'll be writing the date wrong at least until March.  I don't know why I have such a difficult time reprogramming for a new year.  Maybe it has something to do with not wanting to grow up...or grow old...or something.

All that means that it's time for the 2011 Year in Cake here at That Really Frosts Me.  How many cakes did you decorate in 2011?  Which one was your favorite?  Email me a picture at and I'll publish it in a Year in Cake post in the new year.  If you would like to see what everyone made in 2010 check out this post.  I can't wait to see what y'all made.  I'll be accepting your pictures through New Years Day.

Here are a few of my favorites for 2011.


Alice in Wonderland

Earth Day/Graduation

Mini Purse Cake

And the cake that seems to be my reader's favorite - 

Auburn Football Helmet Cake

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cookies and Boston to Austin Gift Exchange

I decided to try some new cookie designs this year.  I had the perfect reason.  I volunteered to be part of a blogger gift exchange.  Boston Food Bloggers teamed up with Austin Food Blogger Alliance for a great Christmas gift swap.  I was paired up with Christy from  Since I couldn't figure out a great way to ship traditional New England foods like clams and lobster, I decided to make some homemade goodies.  Now, how about those cookies?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ombre` Christmas Cake

You know the color of the sky when the stars first start to twinkle?  That's what inspired this ombre` Christmas cake.  Around here the stars start to appear around 4:30 PM. (I'll try to refrain from complaining about how early that is.)  I love the way the sky is light toward the horizon and gets darker and darker as you look up.  It makes a lovely background for silhouettes.
To get the ombre` look with buttercream, I frosted the cake with two shades of the same color.  Now I want to try the same technique with three for four different shades, maybe next time.  The junction of the two colors is zig-zagged to provide more blending.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Giant Coffee Cup Cake - Hot Chocolate

I didn't know if I should call this a "Cup of Cheer" cake or a giant cup of hot chocolate.  It's actually a giant coffee cup or mug filled with hot chocolate, complete with marshmallows.  What do you call it in your house, hot chocolate or cocoa?  Regardless of what you name it, this cake was a lot of fun.