All posts tagged: diyBirthdayCake

DIY birthday (for big, grown-up people)

For starters, I apologize for the delay in posting. I got a little lost over the holidays and have only recently found my way back to the keyborad. I find December to be all consuming and it takes a bit of time to recover, but I’m ready to completely return to routine. I was even able to host a private dinner party recently. Putting that little extra effort into creating a special birthday for a friend is well worth it. If you would like to host a private event at our venue in the Annex, with access to our commercial kitchen please feel free to visit our Birthday page.  If you’re feeling crafty for your next party, try making a couple of these tassels to hang. Lots of websites list different ways you can create the tassel look. I was really drawn to the shiny tassel, after all which girl doesn’t like a little sparkle. Check out this DIY tassels for instructions. For mine, I used three different types of paper, wouldn’t recommend using the kraft …

Mini Cakes 

Our last few posts have focused on “healthier recipes”, and so now for something completely different! On Sunday we hosted another one of our mini cake workshops and it was a big success. We’re sharing the recipe for the cake and icing we used. If you’re interested in making a mini cake, simply cut 2 small pieces (equal in size) from the larger cake. Put icing between them like a sandwich and then mask the entire cake. We covered our mini cakes in fondant after that and decorated them. Traditional White Cake Ingredients 2 ¾ cups of sifted cake flour 4 tsp of baking powder ¾ tsp of salt 4 egg whites 1 ½ cups of white sugar ¾ cup of butter 1 cup of milk 2 tsp of vanilla extract 1 batch of royal icing fondant Directions 1. Measure sifted flour, baking powder and salt, sift three times together 2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs whites until foamy. Add ½ cup of sugar gradually, and continue beating only until meringue will hold in …