Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July cake

This was my very first checker board cake.  I had a lot of fun making it but as I was making it I thought of a few different ways to make it easier on the next one.


Before purchasing the pan that I needed to create this I read the comments.  One of the main things I made sure I did was to have a thicker cake mix, which one person said to use Duncan Hines.

Another person had commented that it called for 3 cake mixes but that 2 was plenty.  That was true, but.....what I realized is that once the cake mix was ready I had to separate it into 3 sections to color.  I figured for the next cake that I would do 3 cake mixes but add the color to each cake mix so that I won't have to separate them out, and I would make cupcakes with the left over batter.

Also, I had a not so easy time getting the batter into the special cake pan around the plastic insert that separates the colors, so I thought that next time I would use a piping bag to put the batter into the pans.  I used a measuring cup and it worked but it was a little bit difficult.

This is my cake before it was cut.

This is the cake when it came out of the oven.

I did have a lot of fun making this cake. I purchased the specialized pans from Michael's.  The pans are a product of Wilton so you can purchase them online too if you can't make it to Michael's.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

$100 JCPenny gift card giveaway!

I sure do love 'giveaways'...and the wonderful Jillee is doing yet another one.  She is giving away a $100 gift card for JCPenny!

I will receive an entry for blogging about the giveaway and so will you so hurry up and get posting...

If you have never been to Jillee's blog you will love it.