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Easter came and went

April 2, 2013

 Easter was quite over here, the Easter Bunny came by with baskets full of candy  for the kids.  My sister sent us all traditional Icelandic Easter chocolate eggs……that was the top of the day for me, nothing beats Nói Siríus chocolate!

I had an idea for a cake that I really wanted to make as well.  I found these tiny m&m eggs a couple of weeks ago and pictured them on top of a cake that looked like a basket.  One of the reasons I wanted to make this cake was to practice piping the icing, I don’t do that much and am there for not very good at it, but practice makes perfect………or at least better, right?!

Jasmín (my daughter) invited her friends over on Easter Monday for lunch.  Instead of making the cake for Sunday when we were already eating too much sweets I used the opportunity Monday.

I have been looking for a good tasting yellow cake to bake for my boys birthdays, neither of them wants a chocolate cake this year.  I found one in a new Martha Stewart magazine and figured I’d try it for this cake to see if it was any good before baking their b-day cakes.

Thor iced the first layer with home-made chocolate butter cream icing.  He loves to help out in the kitchen, with the fun stuff that is…….not the cleaning up part……but who likes that anyway ;)

For the basket weave I used vanilla Wilton icing, I was afraid I wouldn’t get the right consistency if I made it myself.

The cake tasted really good so I’m going to use it for the boys cakes this year.  I definitely need to practice more with the piping.  They make it look so easy in the books, but of course there are techniques that will take time to ”master”, and hopefully I’ll get there one day!  Thor thought I did a great job with the piping,  he’s my cheerleader when  it comes to decorating cakes :)

Jasmín also baked a cake, she made the Lovely Lemon Loaf from the  The Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook.  I happened to see the book a few weeks ago and I just had to buy it.  Everything looked so yummy and the book is so well put together.

So far I baked Chocolate Heaven and hummingbird Cake, those two and the lemon loaf were absolutely delicious.

On the knitting front, I finished one more hat and am working on the fourth one.  I will post pictures when I have them both done.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2013 6:20 am

    You did a really good job with the piping – well done. It looks so yummy…

  2. April 7, 2013 5:55 pm

    Thank you knittingmoon:) I hope with practice I’ll get better!

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