This weekend I attended yet another fabulous bridal shower for my little cousin - she is one loved girl (with good reason)! I was asked to make three cakes for the shower, and in my haste to get out the door on Friday, I forgot to take a picture of what was probably the best one. The first cake was a 'Coco Loco' - Devil's food chocolate cake layered with milk chocolate ganash and real chocolate buttercream, then covered with a rich semi-sweet chocolate ganash icing. It tasted even better then it sounds, somehow. Since this was a brunch shower (awesome!) I decided something a little lighter would be nice, so I tried a new recipe for a key-lime cheesecake. Some thought it was a little too tart (wimps) and some thought it was just right. The third was a vanilla cake with a layer of yummy mocha icing and a layer of French vanilla buettercream. I covered it in pink fondant and prettied it up a bit with some stripes and flowers.
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!