The Aluminum Asylum

The Aluminum Asylum
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I had some extra batter from the cake I was making for my last Wilton class. So I made some cuppies...
aka cupcakes. I don't like the way Wilton makes their flowers...they look ok, but I can't tell an apple blossom from a violet, and I don't think anyone who hasn't taken the course does either, LOL! So I did some freehand flowers...I love the style of the cuppies sold at Cupcake Cafe in NY...the owner was on Martha a few years ago and I was amazed at how simple these that I have been learning cake decorating, I have found out what Martha knew all along...this looks easy but it's really stinkin' hard! My decorated sugar cookies looked like a 5 year old made them, and that is insulting to the kid! Practice is necessary...piping along the outline of the cookie is a PIA and is not easy. Oh well, I guess Zack will be getting more samples in the future while I hone my skills.

This recipe is my fav chocolate cake recipe...Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten from Food Network makes this is wonderful! Some photos that make even my mouth water, and I am sick of cake and buttercreme!

How artistic is this?

this little cake is my class cake...I made FRESH, yes fresh blackberry filling, but forgot to put it in the cake! Brainless at times.

Well, gotta go get stuff ready for class tonight. I will post my final cake pictures tomorrow I guess.


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