Cakes and Beyond

Welcome! I'm posting on this page all the cakes & desserts that I've created. All of my cakes are homemade, covered in homemade buttercream frosting, and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant, almond and chocolate flavored (This is fondant that you will actually want to eat). I have several cake flavors and am always looking for new flavors to try. Quality is the most important thing to me in my cakes - I won't make something that tastes bad just to look good and neither will I make something that tastes good but is boring.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Ode to the Cookie Dough... finally!

So I promised a post of the insides of my last cake. Here it is - just a few months late! I guess having 4 little ones at home can still be my excuse? Well maybe for a little longer. At least I'll use it today. Either way, I'm so excited about the Cookie Dough Filling and Icing that I used on this cake.

As a little background, I think I came across this recipe during one of my & my husband's late night sweet attack moments. It usually goes like this, "I'm in the mood for something sweet" (said either by Ben or I), followed by the inevitable search of the cupboards (which of course yields no sweet snack food- side note, I don't keep sweets around because I have a HUGE sweet tooth!) and then the search online for something quick, easy & SWEET!

I found this beauty at The Cupcake Project (the link brings you straight to the recipe). She also recommends pairing it with a Burnt Butter Cake, which sounds heavenly. So enjoy a few pictures of the INSIDE of my last cake. YUM!

This is what the recipe looks like when you follow it exactly. Though not great to spread, it is definitely tasty and can be used in a variety of ways.

This is me reluctantly enjoying my taste test cake. Life can be difficult sometimes, can't it. :-)

Since I was researching for a kids cake, I had my research panel taste as well. My 4-year-old was more than happy to help.

Finally, here's the inside layer of my Handy Manny Toolbox Cake. I thinned out the cookie dough recipe with whole milk to make it spreadable (and to have more of a frosting consistency). I only had the chocolate chips in the middle layer since I was covering the cake with my homemade fondant. I didn't want the toolbox to be bumpy.

Well I hope you enjoyed the insides of the cake. I love making cakes not just because it's fun to make something look appealing, but because it HAS to taste great. There is nothing more disappointing than to bite into a beautiful cake and realize the insides weren't thought about nearly as much as the out. More recipes and cake flavors are to come!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked the recipe and what a cute little taste tester you have!