Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Quick and Yummy Post

 Last week I made the hubby a birthday cake.  It was a lightly lemon flavored cake, filled with lemon curd and then frosted with a vanilla flavored Swiss meringue buttercream.

 The frosting could have used just a tad bit more sugar in it. I don't need super sweet, but a little sweeter is good. I don't know if my impending cold made me read the recipe wrong or if I measured wrong, or if the recipe was just wrong. It is a live and learn situation.
 I tried out a new technique-using multiple colored frostings together in a pastry bag. I like how that looks kind of tie-dyed. Thought my overall frosting job wasn't my favorite. But it is all play!
 I do like the big flowers this tip made. It is kind of a spring colored choice, but I think my hubby, having had Halloween cakes much of his life, liked this better.  
 And I forgot to buy new candles so we had to do a bit math to figure out his age.
But he and my daughter are both civil engineers so they should be able to do the math.
You would think.
Yum.  The hubby liked his cake. That's all that matters.
I had fun making it, so that's all that matters too.
I am off and on the run. Things to do and people to see!
Enjoy your Saturday!


Valerie-Jael said...

I am drooling over the keyboard again although I have just had a good meal and am not hungry. Your cake is *****FAN*TAS*TIC*****, well done, I am most impressed.

Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Gibby Frogett said...

oooooooh what a tease you are - what a yummy looking cake - I love the arty looking icing and the inside layers......mmmmmm :) ...have you any spare cake or has it all gone?
Have a great weekend.......... Gill xx

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Erika! Happy Birthday to your hubby! All that matters is for both you and hubby to enjoy making and eating the cake. Have a beautiful weekend!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gosh this looks fantastic... I would like to taste it!
Happy Sunday Erika! Enjoy your weekend!

Lei Angeles said...

The cake looked so yummy! Great job. Happy birthday to your hubby!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And if hubby liked it, that's all that matters. Of course, I think it's charming. I liked the beauty of the frosting, even if it wasn't as sweet as you expected. I was a mechanical engineer in a previous life, then I was a statistician, so I can also do the math (grin). My human factors degree would ensure that you double checked the recipe, sort of like measure twice, cut once.

Corrine at said...

This came out so beautiful. No wonder you wanted to take the next session at King Arthur. Lucky hubby. So fun to spend the day with you!,,πŸπŸπŸπŸ‚πŸ˜¬

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, I so like the look of the lemon cake, Erika, those beautiful flowers are simply amazing. Can I have a slice too, please?! Or maybe even two :)

Love and hugs
Maarit said...

I want. And it is beautiful!