cake diaries: paisleys and chocolate

So. I was introduced to baking via bread.

That’s where I feel most at home.

Cakes, as much as I love them, are a more foreign craft. Functionally, no problem. Buttercream? Easy. Cake? Heck yes.

….frosting them….not so much. That being said I am leaping at opportunities to practice!

Leading us to Alex and Michelle’s paisley themed 21st birthday cake.

I like to keep old buttercreams around for practicing and ended up doodling paisley patterns for a while. Not sure why, but they seemed cute and I went with it.

Their cake ended up being a chocolate chunk cake with strawberry filling and chocolate buttercream. Why? Because it sounded darn good.

It was a lot of fun to play and practice and see progress with my writing, which a year a go was not something to share on the internet. Bleh.

Cakes are finally starting to be fun and less of a source of overwhelming anxiety. It seems like a fun flex of creative muscle instead of a giant, insurmountable task.

Which is good because anxious cake does not sound tasty, even if there’s chocolate involved.

-Beca

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2 responses to “cake diaries: paisleys and chocolate

  1. Wow, your creation looks amazing! =)

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