The busiest day of the week, if you bake treats for parties!
First, I would like to give a shout out to Melisser of The Urban Housewife. (She stopped by the bar I work at to say hello while she was in Austin.) It was lovely to meet you, lady, and hopefully next time we are in the same town I won’t be so darned busy! Hopefully Austin treated you right!
And the reason I didn’t hang out with her and the lovely Crystal of Vegan Explosion deliciousness, is because I was baking, of course. After a trip to NYC, where I ate delicious things and hung out with some of the best women around (for a friend’s bachelorette party), I was rejuvenated and ready to take care of biz.
Here is how my Saturday went:
Retro Cherry Tall Cake: a donation to an awesome organization called The Open Door Pre-school. They were having a super fun fund-raiser called “Cake, Rattle & Roll”, complete with a cake walk. SO…I donated one for the walk. It was vanilla cake layered with cherry, and topped with vanilla buttercream. I thought the retro look went well with their theme.
****disclaimer: I acknowledge that some vegans do not eat marachino cherries due to the Red #40 in them.****
Cupcakes for Sarah. Her’s were so good last week, she had to buy some for a friend. The drizzled ganache and just a kiss of Hazelnut chocolate buttercream took it down a notch, for someone who likes a little less sweetness in their treats.
And a small-tall Chocolate Raspberry Ganache covered cake for Annette! Luckily her family or friends wouldn’t allow her to make her own birthday cake (thank goodness!) so they ordered one from me! I took the liberty of personalizing it with a little topper, since she ordered it herself. I love making small tall cakes, they are my very favorite!
Today is my friend Jamie’s Birthday. He has requested a (non-vegan) strawberry cheesecake. I made it, but at this point I can not yet say whether or not it turned out correctly. Unfamiliar territory, as I’ve only made one or two in my life. I’ll post on that at a later date, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that it’s delicious.
My own birthday is a couple days away…i’m going to keep it low key, as always. But you know…if you want to buy me jewels or take me on world travels…that will be acceptable too.