This cake was months in the making. What I mean by that is I baked the cake way back in March, the weekend before I started cake decorating class. Since I didn’t have the energy to assemble the cake on that particular day, I wrapped it up and froze it to be assembled at a later time. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘almond’
January 5, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
My first cake of 2012 was my birthday cake, which was an exciting way to launch the project, but also carried with it some pressure. I started thinking about it over a month ago and even created a pin board on Pinterest for it. I had a lot of grand plans, which at one point included fondant snowflakes. But when it came down to it, I just wanted a great tasting cake that looked decent. I have a year to work on my decorating skills, but flavors are easier to master.
I decided on chocolate bacon, which a lot of people I initially told seemed horrified by. I’m not sure why. Bacon’s really having a moment right now. It being one of my favorite foods, why not throw it into the batter of the cake? My original plan for the frosting was to make maple buttercream. I thought it would complement the flavor of the bacon and chocolate nicely. But I didn’t plan far enough in advance and couldn’t find maple extract in time. After the third store I visited, I settled on almond buttercream. So that was the thought process behind it all.
Let’s make this cake! At the end of this insanely long post you’ll find the printable recipe and directions.
January 1, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
And so it begins. I just put the finishing touches on my first week’s cake, which is also coincidentally my birthday cake. There she is, chillin’ in the fridge, just waiting to be devoured tomorrow afternoon. I chose chocolate bacon with almond buttercream. If the batter, cake crumbs, and frosting licks are any indication, this cake is going to be out of this world.
Check back later on this week for the full recipe and how-to.