#TheCakeSliceBakers- Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

This cake came with perfect timing! Fathers day for my father in law and my hubby’s birthday. Perfect birthday cake and celebration cake for a family of chocolate lovers! This cake came together beautifully- in only a few hours with some chill time. Perfect layered cake for a busy weekend. This cake is from the…

King Cake- #TheCakeSliceBakers

The Cake Slice Bakers have a new book for 2018! I’m very excited that we will be baking through The Perfect CakeĀ from America’s Test Kitchen! The book will be released on March 27, 2018, but we were very lucky to have the opportunity to bake from this book prior to release. Thank you America’s Test…

Baked Sunday Mornings: Whiteout Cake

I scaled this cake down to a mini 6 inch cake! No way did we need to be starting the new year with a whopping 8 inch three layer cake for the two of us! Yummy, yummy, yummy. Loved this one. I used the Mexican vanilla extract a co-worker brought back from a cruise for…

#CakeSliceBakers: Boston Cream Pie

December’s bake was personal choice! I left the decision to my mother for what we used to celebrate my grandmother’s 88th birthday. We decided on the Boston Cream Pie from World Class Cakes. I really was intrigued by this recipe since the pastry cream recipe used flour as a thickening agent and in all the…

CakeSliceBakers: Turkish Tahini Cake

I’m going to be completely honest- after being sick with a cold and being miserable all week- I was not in a good mood. ALL of my baking had been thrown off the tracks and my schedule was completely messed up. I also was completely prepared to not like this cake’s flavors. I knew I…

Cake Slice Bakers! Rhubarb Crumble Cake

I was soooo excited to make this month’s- there were several cakes I would have been thrilled to make. My sister has a June birthday and she requested something with rhubarb- not having any idea of my options for Cake Slice Bakers… that and the fact that rhubarb was in season here in Michigan and…

Cake Slice Bakers! Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Month two of baking with this group! I made the Pineapple Coconut Cakes with Pineapple Syrup from page 172 of “World Class Cakes.” And we LOVED them. I changed a few things though- I don’t own mini brioche pans, so I used tartlet pans and muffin tins. We put the syrup on a handful and…

Baked Sunday Mornings: Black Forest Cupcakes

  Taking the Black Forest Cake- converting it into cupcakes, and using meringue instead of whipped cream- genius ideas. These were so much easier to deal with and decorate than the full cake is. And theseĀ Black Forest Cupcakes had wonderful timing for us- I had a game night party to attend last night and these…

Cake Slice Bakers: Shannon Bennett’s Lamingtons

So this was my first month with the group, and it’s been a busy one with a lot of changes happening! Anyways, I chose to make Shannon Bennett’s Lamingtons (even though I pretty much despise petit four type cakes, and this very much qualified!). The fact that I had everything in the house to make…

Baked: Tri Color Cake

This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings was a rather intimidating 8 inch three layer almond cake covered in dark chocolate ganache. I scaled the cake down to a 6 inch three layer cake, and honestly, I could have scaled it down even more. This cake was still huge. We really enjoyed this cake, and shared slices…