July 25, 2011

Cake Time!

With my parents in town I decided to make a cake.  My plan had been to make an angel food cake with blood orange filling and buttercream icing.  

The worst part of it all was making everything without a stand mixer.  Lots and lots of beating of egg whites and all. 

We couldn’t get blood oranges at our grocery store, I guess they’re out of season… So I substituted it with a grapefruit. 

The end product looked pretty good, but I personally didn’t like the taste too much.  I put it in the fridge since I didn’t want the buttercream sitting out for a day and it made the whole cake too hard.  And the buttercream for me was really buttery.  There was lots of butter in it so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

I added the fondant bow to the top.  It started to crumble and fell to pieces when I tried to remove it to cut it. 



  1. That. looks. amazing. I need to resist reading your blog when I am hungry.

  2. I wish I could bake! Although, I would be in trouble if I could... My waistline would suffer. ;)

    Found your blog through StumbleUpon!

  3. Looks beautiful Becky! Wish I was there to enjoy it, I bet it tasted just as good as it looked.

    I miss you, Roomie.