Friday, May 18, 2012

Puppy cake!

My little Peanut turned 1 two weekends ago and naturally I had to bake him a little something special.  I made him a banana peanut butter cake with a honey cream cheese frosting and he absolutely loved it! I have to admit, I tried a piece and it was pretty good.  I didn't add any sugar since it's not healthy for dogs but the bananas were really ripe and added a natural sweetness. Check out the pic below!

Happy Birthday my little baby boy! I'm so glad to have such a wonderful puppy!


Daniella :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


My coworker Cristina asked me to bake a cake for her friends baby shower.  Sounds easy enough but my meticulous planning and prepping did not include a challenge midway through the process.  Let's start.

I baked off my vanilla cakes, let them cool, and worked on making my colored buttercreams.  When it was time to fill the cake, I outlined the top of the bottom cake layer with butter cream to prevent my home made dulce de leche from leaking.  I noticed it was a little too runny after I let it come to room temperature.  I then added my top layer and began frosting the cake, half with pink buttercream and the other half with blue buttercream as Cristina suggested. I added some finishing touches when suddenly, disaster struck.  The cake started to leak! This was the first time I had a mini baker breakdown.  What was I going to do?!

In situations like this, you have to think fast.  I scraped the buttercream off of the entire cake, removed the top layer and started over.  I had some left over dulce de leche and thought it was best to mix it in with some left over buttercream.  The result was DELICIOUS! No leaking + no breakdown = a happy baker! :)

In the end, you can't always plan how things are going to turn out when baking since there are so many things that can go wrong.  The key is to focus and think of creative ways of fixing them.  After all, these experiences always make you a better baker! Check out the pic below!

Thank you for the opportunity Cristina and I'm glad everyone enjoyed it!


Daniella :)