Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Still here...

Doesn't it look yummy!





No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I just have had a busy week and really, honestly, have not had any time to blog. Sounds crazy right? And when I look back at last week I can't remember why! How sad. :(



So I found the time to bake today's TWD recipe - The Cover Cake!! I was excited about this weeks cake. But the thought of having a WHOLE cake in the house for days was not that exciting. So I divided the cake recipe in thirds. I made a third of the cake recipe and baked it in two 4" springform pans. It was a new challenge for me to figure out how to divide the recipe but I did it! No, math was not my greatest subject. So I ended up with these lovely rich thin cakes. Not too much to level into layers, but I did it. I made four thin layers. I crumbled the top of one and then layered the others. I didn't think that dividing up the frosting would work too well, so I made a quick cream cheese buttercream and used that instead. I overfrosted inbetween the layers so that it would "ooze" out the sides and look nice since I couldn't see frosting this little cake. Then I put lots of frosting on the top and crumbled that fourth layer on top so it would look like the cover cake. I think it turned out great. Unfortunately we went out for dinner and forgot that there was cake at home and ordered dessert! OOPS! So we don't know what it tastes like! I will let you know tomorrow.



The finished product...



Be sure to stop by and check out all the other TWD bakers, here.

And check back here and I should be back in the swing of things again.

Take care,
Tania
Love Big, Bake Often

4 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Totally cute! I made a 4" cake too. I like how you left the sides open.

J said...

Good to see you back--wondered what had happened to you. And if you are baking, things must be okay.

Teanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous layers! I hope you liked it!

Ivette said...

Tania your cake looks awesome! I really thought this was a good cake and will probably make it again... soon!