Sunday, October 10, 2010

15 hours in the kitchen!

My sweet SIL, Marie, joined me on Friday for 15 hours of baking and decorating! She helped me mix the colors into the fondant, and she made all of the leaves. I used the homemade fondant recipe from Bake at 350 here.

I had baked and frozen one batch of cookies the weekend before to give the recipe a try. I mixed the dough for 2 more batches midweek, and Marie rolled, cut out and baked them while I worked on the cake. I used the Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies recipe from Bake at 350 here.

I am so thankful for her help. We make a good team!

This was my first attempt at making a stacked cake without columns. I had never driven a dowel through layers to stabilize them, but it worked like a charm!
This "canelli lace" is pretty easy to do, but it sure made my hand tired! My grandma likes pink, so of course, her cake had to be pink.
This was our first attempt at using royal icing for outlining and flooding cookies.
Finally, around midnight, we had flooded the last cookie and straightened up the kitchen.
The cake made the 1 hour trip to the party site! I used the recipe for the "Mount Vernon Cake" from The Cake Mix Doctor. The cake is frosted with buttercream frosting and the flowers and leaves are marshmallow fondant.
The cookies are all arranged on the plates.
All our hard work on display! I also made the "Happy Birthday" banner-another first. Party photos to come later!
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  1. Those are ALL Gorgeous! And what a labor of are such a sweet Grand-Daughter. I hope everyone had a wonderful time! Happy 90th Birthday To your Grandmother.

  2. Wow! That's a lot of hard work, but such beautiful results!
    I do love The Cake Mix Doctor, too!

  3. What a beautiful job you did! Everything looks gorgeous! Grandma must have been so happy to see all the hard work you did for her.

  4. WOW! Beautiful cake and cookies. Glad you had a family there to help!

  5. Oh my gosh, the cake is beautiful! The cookies look so yummie! I consider that 15 hours well spent! I may give the lace icing a try on my next cake. You both did a fantastic job! I can imagine the oohs and ahhs!

  6. I'm so impressed that this came out of a home kitchen - they look so professional. Enjoy!


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