January's Cake

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I was pretty pleased with myself for making this cake the other night. I'd like to get better at making cakes; specifically decorating them. So I've decided that for 2011 I'm going to make a cake a month. One year, twelve different cakes- all hopefully better than the last. So here's January's cake. It's pretty simple but (hopefully) it's only going to get better from here- stick around.
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53 comments:

  1. mmmmm, i like your resolution!!! good gooood idea!

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  2. This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I can't wait to see more :)

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  3. What a lovely project! The cake is lovely too.

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  4. like your goal!!! this one is great and I bet it taste delicious! :)

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  5. absolutely beautiful! looks so good to eat! The flowers are a great touch;)

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  6. You know how dear to my heart cake baking is. It is a beaut !

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  7. That cake is STUNNING! I am super impressed!

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  8. this is one beautiful cake! And I like your idea to do a cake-of-the-month.

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  9. Excellent idea!! January's is a beautiful start. :)

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  10. BEAUTIFUL cake! I wish I was there to share with you! What recipe did you use?

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  11. A great idea! I plan on doing a lot more cooking this year-I might try my hand at a cake too!

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  12. It's so pretty! I like the 'a cake a month' plan.

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  13. this is a fantastic idea. I'm trying something similar on Sundays: one baked "something" every two weeks or so.

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  14. What flavor cake is it?? Yum.

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  15. Are those flower petals made from icing?? This is so cute.

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  16. thanks for all the nice comments about my cake! to answer some questions: it's chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, the flowers are real, from my garden, and not icing, and i used ina garten's chocolate buttercream cake recipe which you can find here:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chocolate-buttercream-cake-recipe/index.html

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  17. It is customary in SA to invite your neighbours over when one bakes a cake, what time suits you?

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  18. beautiful!! and i love that you're making a cake every month!!! xoxo

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  19. what a great resolution - mine is to take one picture (at the very least) a week. . . and the first three happened to be of cakes ive baked!!! ck :) x

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  20. more baking is always a good resolution:) cake looks gorg, i love additions of fresh flowers. can't wait to see what you do for february!

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  21. Newest follower!

    SO yummy. Now I want to go bake a cake!

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  22. I love this idea! I'd also love if my neighbor loved this idea...then I could just mooch off her :)

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  23. so inviting and gave me a great big smile of you!... now just keep that husband of yours at the gym!

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  24. A cake a month! I love this idea! Your cake is lovely.

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  25. What a wonderful idea! I think is great because its funny and i love to eat some cakes ocasionally

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  26. Nice! I love this idea.

    I am having cheese and wine parties every Friday for the entire year. We'll see how the foodie year goes. ;)

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  27. Great idea! I highly recommend this lemon cake recipe:
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Lemon-Layer-Cake-233013

    You can also use it to make cupcakes:
    http://hilaryinalderwood.blogspot.com/2011/01/lemon-filled-cupcakes.html

    Hilary


    Yum!

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  28. What a great idea! Pretty cake, looks delicious.

    X,
    www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

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  29. So lovely! love the flowers and the shots! been meaning to bake a cake for ages... thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Very nice, thank you for sharing and go on,

    Best wishes from germany, cologne

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  31. A cake a month?!? Um, totally in love with that idea. January's is a beauty.

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  32. this is really a wonderful concept! i do love cake.... :)

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  33. yummy ... I'm moving to South Africa in 3 days! Maybe I'll jog to cape town and get a piece of one of your delicious cakes :)

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  34. now that is a perfect resolution!

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  35. That cake looks divine! What an awesome new years resolution! Can't wait to see all of them!

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  36. Looks so yummy! :)

    maria ana
    thebeautylover.blogspot.com

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  37. What a great resolution! I think I will take this one on, too. Cake #1 looks amazing.

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  38. what a funny resolution! especially when we are all setting ourselves to go-to-the-gym more often in 2011!!! aaaahhhh!! lol

    good luck

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  39. I love that, one cake per month, and this is one pretty cake too. Can't wait to see the next one :)

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  40. This is the coolest resolution ever!!

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  41. best resultion I've seen so far!
    Have you considered sending tupperwares to your readers? LOL!

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  42. Great idea! :-)
    Looks charming. Hugs!

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  43. What a lovely cake! Love the idea of a cake a month. Can't wait to see more of your yummy-looking cakes!

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  44. YUM! What a great idea...can't wait to see what you make next month.

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  45. pretty! such a great idea! my sister just bought me the "all cakes considered" book where melissa (from npr) made a cake a week for a year. I was thinking about attempting something like this, but your idea is much more realistic. I think I will join you on your cake quest, if you don't mind! :)

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