Last night I took a stab at Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Icing...all from scratch. And I learned three things...
1. Red Velvet cake is simply a devil's food cake with ALOT of red food coloring 2. Everything becomes red after 1 fluid oz of food coloring 3. My boys don't like cream cheese icing... but that's ok, because then I don't have to share the beaters:-)
I think I'll add another flavor to my specialities.
Wednesday - baked cupcakes for Gayle's going away party
Thursday - after soccer practice, baked cakes for Hayley's present cake and decorated the cupcakes
Friday - after the boys haircuts and the county fair, decorated Hayley's present cake
I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I hope Hayley's family is too! I tried out a few new techniques courtesy of the lovely Mrs. Young and they were ok. I definately need to practice more and more but not bad, I think.
And let me tell you that the top "present" is Devil's food...a new recipe and by far my favorite. I'm not a chocoate lover but man oh man is that one good piece of cake. I had the carve it, you see, to make the smaller present cake and had to try it out. Lucky for me, there was extra so I froze it for a rainy day!
So about 5 years ago a friend of mine was having a baby and I volunteered to make the cake for her baby shower. It was a team effort and what came later was truly the funniest thing ever. And I hoped to never make a cake with pink flamingos again (but recently ate my words).
And after that, it seemed that I became "the cake lady", making cakes for family and friends' kids' parties and other occasions. My very supportive hubby kept telling me to "do something" with my cake interests. And so, I took a class and learned nothing except how to make roses. Then I spent an evening with the very talented Mrs. Young and learned A TON (and that I could have saved my money on the cake decoration class). After that night realized that I had what it takes to "really do something" with my interest and love for cake decorating. And so "Gwendolyn's Goodies" was born!
This blog is going to be slow going. I"m a cake decorator not a web designer :-) Check back periodically for updates. I hope to have a full gallery up soon as well as logos, contacts, prices, etc.
Please email me if you have an interest in a cake or cupcakes.