March's Cake

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yes, I realize it's April. But ever since the whole pregnancy thing happened I've been a bit off my game. So here is March's cake. After February's disaster I decided to do a little research on cake decorating, specifically tips on frosting cakes, and I'm pretty pleased with the result. I used fresh flowers from my local flower market to decorate the top- wild tulips, dahlias and not sure what the last one is? I used this cake recipe but wished it was a bit lighter and fluffier- the taste was nice though. And while the icing went on nicely and covered well, I did not like the taste so I won't bother sharing that recipe. I'm in need of a fail proof cake recipe- let me know if you've got one- preferably chocolate or yellow cake. Also a good icing recipe- something that tastes good and covers well. I know a few of you have also started baking a cake a month- I'd love to hear how it's going! And I promise to share April's cake in April.
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27 comments:

  1. This cake - http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/sweets/cakes/four-tier-chocolate-layer-cake

    This icing - http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/sweets/cakes/classic-chocolate-cake-with-chocolate-buttercream

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  2. Oh goodness this cake looks delightful! ^________________^

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  3. It may not have tasted great, but it certainly looks amazing!

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  4. hey lady! nice cake! save me a piece ;) ;) ;)

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  5. OK Ma1iah, will you please decorate the top of my cake with flowers on Sept. 4th? We're doing funfetti cupcakes for guests in honor of Jon, and will have a small cake for he and I to cut. I'll just have it iced with no decorating and let you do the flowers on top. Jeez this one looks beautiful. The March cake (in April) was worth the wait.

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  6. So pretty! Fresh flowers are my favorite way to decorate a cake.

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  7. Mmm, it looks delicious! Well done Mariah!
    xo, Eleni

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  8. The flowers are beautiful!

    http://petiteinsanities.blogspot.com/

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  9. Eeee! the flowers are gorgeous and perfect.

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  10. this is so beautiful! great job with the icing! my march cake totally crumbled to pieces, so I made a new/different one. here is my very favorite cake recipe (and trust me- I've tried a handful):
    http://www.bakerella.com/finally-i-found-it/

    and congrats to you guys on the pregnancy!!!! so exciting!

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  11. If you're interested, I have a cream cheese icing recipe that's absolutely delish.

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  12. It looks great! The flowers are gorgeous and the perfect topper for a simply frosted cake.

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  13. yes please esther! send over the recipe!

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  14. This is such a gorgeous cake! It's delicious just to look at : )

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  15. This cake looks so pretty. I always wait for your monthly cake debuts. I've always used the chocolate cake and chocolate icing recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa box. It's a no fail.

    How's your day?
    www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

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  16. so nice! i wish i had this amount of talent in the cake baking arena :)

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  17. First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! As for the cake, it certainly looks beautiful! I just made this cake last night and it was AMAZING (she types as she licks icing off her fingers): http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/the_best_chocol/

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  18. gorgeous! and congrats on your sweet babe! xo

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  19. my friend alison recently had a "cake week" where she baked something new every day (sorta like the cake a month...). Her finale cake on the seventh day was this amazing tree trunk cake! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=106536089439943&set=a.106534212773464.12091.102989833127902&type=1&theater

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  20. Wow...... it's really looking one of authentic featured source for me. The existing March Cake is really looking classy. The outlook and impression of this stuff are extremely looking heart throbbing. Thanks for sharing.

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