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Megans Cookin: Caution! Cake Makes Your Clothes Shrink

Friday, October 26, 2007

Caution! Cake Makes Your Clothes Shrink

Here are the pictures of the two birthday cakes I was commissioned to bake.
The Coconut Cream Cake and the Chocolate Chipotly Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache. Although baking two cakes for one occasion is time consuming, Individual cakes didn't take that much time. Here is my time breakdown.


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Wednesday

1. I made the custard for the coconut cake and chilled it for 24 hours.

Thursday-

1. I baked 3 coconut layers.

2. I layered the custard between coconut layers and

3. I gave it a crumb coat of cream cheese frosting.

4. I baked the chocolate layers

Friday-

1. Make coconut frosting

2. Final frosting on coconut cake

3. Make Cinnamon Buttercream

4. Crumb coat on chocolate cake and chill

5. Final frosting on chocolate cake



6. Make Ganache

7. pour Ganache on cake and chill.

Doing it over 3 days kept my stress level on "O"



I must confess, sugar is my worse temptation. I cleaned up custard pots, cake batter, frosted beaters, and Ganache coated spoons. I don't think there is any calories in a lick. But, when all was said and done with the cakes, I resumed normal home operation.

But, after three days of baking, I think my pants shrunk!

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10 Comments:

Blogger micheleb said...

Megan,
They look wonderful!! You did a great job.

Michele

October 26, 2007 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Mmm cake!! They look so delicious!! I'll have to put those on my to-bake list next time someone's birthday is coming up.

Thanks for putting a link to my blog on the side. I'll return the favor. Also, you're the first one who replied to my cookbook offer, so you get first dibs. Let me know! :)

October 27, 2007 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

Fantastic!

October 27, 2007 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Sure, I'll give it a go. I found your email on your blogger profile, so check your inbox :)

October 28, 2007 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Karen Downing said...

The chocolate ganache cake is beautiful!

October 28, 2007 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Magic Chef Matt said...

Thank you SO MUCH for making these cakes for ME(My MOM Actually)!!! I don't know how you knew, but everyone's pants have shrunk at my house too! I can't remember seeing my Mom cry from being happy as she did when she saw these cake come out at her 80th party! Everyone was truly amazed and wondered what bakery they came from! They tasted better than anything you could imagine! You are one Cookin MEG!!! IOU Big time !!

October 29, 2007 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

micheleb-thank you
carla-talk to you soon!
carrie-thank you

November 2, 2007 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Karen-thank you
Matt-Your welcome. Glad she liked them!

November 2, 2007 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous swirlingnotions said...

SO impressive! I just baked cupcakes for my daughter's first birthday and was so proud that I used a pastry bag . . . Funny, my jeans shrunk too! ;-)

By the way, thanks for stopping by!

November 5, 2007 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

November 19, 2007 at 11:01 AM  

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