4.07.2006

Baby B Shower Cakes


the baby shower theme was bees
the colors were red & aqua
the cakes were delish:

dark red velvet cakes
with aqua-colored cream cheese frosting

(I got the red foils & candy bees at Confectionery House)


Dark Red Velvet Cakes

2 c. sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp 2 eggs
1/4 c. dark chocolate cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring, I use Wilton's gel Icing Coloring
2 1/4 c. all purpose cake flour

1 dash salt
1 c. buttermilk
1-2 Tbsp. Godiva Liqueur
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter until well blended/creamed
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well in between
  • Mix in the cocoa powder and red food coloring
  • Add flour and salt alternately with buttermilk, in 3 segments
  • Add chocolate liqueur
  • In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture
  • Pour batter into tins, liners, whatever you're baking in
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for cupcakes, 25-30 for mini bundts, 30-35 for cake pans

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 pkgs light cream cheese (room temp)
  • 2 pkgs Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • confectioner sugar to taste (about 2 cups)
  • a tiney tiny bit of turquoise gel "icing coloring" from Wilton





who ever gets the "baby" cake wins a prize!

2 comments:

maverick said...

Hello,
Great blog...it sounds like your trying to get a handle on things and that is great! Gotta go, I'm looking for a baby shower cakes for a baby shower I'm going to and I don't know where I'm going to find it. Guess I'll check out www.diapergifts.combaby shower cakes, I've heard that is a good place to start.

maverick said...

Hello,
Great blog...it sounds like your trying to get a handle on things and that is great! Gotta go, I'm looking for a baby shower cakes for a baby shower I'm going to and I don't know where I'm going to find it. Guess I'll check out www.diapergifts.combaby shower cakes, I've heard that is a good place to start.