Monday, August 26, 2013

Shabby Garden Cake

Just a quick blog about cake, and the amazing women in my church. There is a couple in our church who was engaged with not much in the way of money, family or friends. They wanted a reception, but were unsure how to do it. So one of the ladies in the church said "I will throw you a reception!" And that's what she did! She'd just inherited a bunch of wedding decor, and there are amazing caterers in our church. So with a lot of helping hands, everyone threw a quaint, personal, elegant and classy wedding reception. It was so fun!

I made this cake for them, and it was perfect for my first wedding cake because they wanted it small with simple decorations, but it tasted amazing! Lime whipped cream, lime filling with strawberries and a white cake. ( and yellow, white cake) A far cry from the usual chocolate with buttercream that i'm used to. It turned out a little flowery for me, but the bride loved it. And look at the inside! That's my favorite part.

And I need to say a quick word about the cupcakes.

Pretty much everything was donated by our church, so a couple ladies made the cupcakes at home, brought them to the building, and I threw some decorations on them. One flavor was Tres Leches....and HOLY COW! They were amazing! Afterwards, while cleaning up in the kitchen...I took 6 home. And I ate them all by myself. Here is the super simple recipe that was used:

Easy Tres Leches

-1 box white cake mix
-1 T. ground cinnamon
-4 eggs
-1/3 c. oil
-1&1/4 c. water
-foil liners

-Spray liners with Pam. Mix all other ingredients together and fill foil liners. Let cupcakes cool completely.

-1 c. whole milk
-1 c. evaporated milk
-1 c. sweetened condensed milk

-In a bowl, stir 3 milks together until well combined. Poke holes in your cupcakes with a toothpick and slightly pull liners away from cupcakes (this will help keep milk IN the cake, not pouring over the sides). Pour 1 spoonful of milk on each cupcake and then repeat 4-5 times.

Tip: To completely soak the cake, let them chill in fridge 1 hour - overnight.

Pipe whipped cream onto each cupcake and drizzle with caramel.

Good luck!

PS: I know people will be wondering what the Fox and the Hare are all about??? Well, the bride bought them as their cake toppers because she calls her hubby a fox, and he chased her down like a hare. Hence: Fox and the Hare. :)

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