Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cake Anyone?

This past weekend my bff Theo graduated from JWU in Providence. As a surprise I decided to make her favorite cake - Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting. This recipe takes 1 ounce of red food coloring - that is quite the color.

I had a vision of what I wanted the cake to look like and it worked out perfectly. The cake I did in rounds and made it look like a button - even with an edge like some buttons have (she loves them) and around the bottom edge I did a neckerchief (we wear them at culinary school at J&W) with the nutrition coloring at the edge. For the cupcakes I made them into little chef hats with rolled fondant. The car ride to Providence was almost sudden death for the cupcakes, but they were super cute anyway.

For some knitting I finished another Koolhaas hat. This time Jason will be sporting his very own cotton Koolhaas. I really love this hat as you can tell it is my 3rd version with at least one more for now on the way (for me). It is such a great pattern and it looks so good when it is one that I can't help wanting to knit more. Also plans to cast on for some socks soon too.

Off to see a Red Sox game (my first one at Fenway). I will post pictures tomorrow. Perhaps there will be another no hitter tonight...

10 comments:

KSee said...

Your cake is beautiful. what a perfect present. I've never had red velvet cake.

Monika said...

This button cake looks fantastic! Do you mean to say, that when sliced, the cake is all red inside? Love the little cup cakes too!
Does food coloring have a taste by itself, if used too much?

apocaknits said...

Very cool cake! The cupcakes look so enticing.

Bertha said...

Those cakes look amazing!!! Mmm, I love Red Velvet cake! Hope you're having fun at the game! As of this comment, it's 2-0 in the 6th, so hope it stays that way!

Channon said...

Lovely!!! You're so very talented. I don't know what impresses me more... the button cake or the adorable cupcakes.

Bubblesknits said...

Those are amazing! I love the little chef hats. :-)

Jenny said...

I love the cake and cupcakes!! You are uber-talented. You'll have to teach me some of those fancy fondant tricks! :)

Melissa said...

YUM! That is a beautiful cake. Nice hat too. I would love to see a game at Fenway! You are so lucky!

Soccer Info CEO said...

My oh so talented daughter! I loved the cake you made! The design ROCKS! I also love red velvet cake and have made it a couple of times. In fact, I do believe that one of the wedding cakes you and I made in 2006 was a red velvet. I'll have to look that up.

jackie said...

i know i am a little late on this but the cake is amazing! truly. you did a beautiful job! i hope it was heartily enjoyed by all!