I finally got to try the cake on Friday, and it was a little dry but very tasty. The filling and icing were both delicious. Everyone seemed to like it! The next cake that I have planned is for a coworker's son's birthday party. He wants a bowling themed cake so be on the lookout for that in a couple weeks. In the meantime, here are a couple more pictures of the cake. I'll try and find some good things to post about in the coming week. Have a good weekend!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A Cinco de Mayo Cake!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Are you all celebrating by having some chips and queso and plenty of margaritas? Joe and I did have Mexican food for lunch today, but we will be spending this evening celebrating another wedding. This time it is a good friend of Joe's from Rolla who is getting married. Joe is a groomsman so we left work early yesterday and headed to Macon, MO for the wedding. I love taking half days on Fridays, especially when the half day also happens to fall on a potluck day at work. That's where the Cinco de Mayo cake comes in. A couple weeks ago I found out that we'd be having a Mexican themed potluck, so I started trying to think of cakes that would fit the theme. Instead of making a shaped cake, I decided to make a margarita flavored cake from a recipe I found when I Googled "margarita cake" haha. The cake was basically a lime and orange flavored cake, with a lime custard filling, a tequila and triple sec simple syrup that was brushed on the cakes and then a lime/tequila/triple sec icing. It was quite a bit of work to make the components since they were all from scratch, but the assembly was really quick. I decided to try and make the top look like a pinata and the bottom just a simple white icing with a dot border.