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Cake tasted, Bride and Groom Approved

11 Oct

We went cake tasting this weekend. I’m sure you know I was looking forward to this — to getting to the actual sweets of our wedding. And it was so worth the wait.

We went to Baked, a fabulous little bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For our tasting, we were given 10 amazing cupcakes to try their vast array of amazing cake and buttercream combinations. I can’t even begin to gush enough about the goods. You have to try the Coconut Cream, Passion Fruit, and Aunt Sassy’s Pistachio Surprise cakes.

We thought going in that we would want a red velvet cake at our wedding, and of course that was one of the reasons we wanted to try Baked — they have a fantastic one: the Red Hook Red Hot.

Red Velvet Cake

The Red Hook Red Hot from Baked, photo from Bakednyc.com

This is a red velvet cake with a hint of valrhona cocoa, layered and topped with cinnamon buttercream. And the little red hot candies add such a spicy touch! We’re going to have  three tiers of this at our wedding, with a gorgeous red berry branch design running up it — and the berries will be red hots!

But it doesn’t end there! We fell in love with another amazing cake at the tasting: the Sweet & Salty. I took one bit and just about swooned. The Sweets did, too.

Sweet & Salty chocolate cake, Baked NYC

Sweet & Salty, Baked. Photo from Bakednyc.com

As Baked says: “This cake has won many awards and many hearts. Dark chocolate cake infused with a salty caramel, caramel chocolate ganache and topped with fleur de sel.”  Seriously the most grown-up and delicious and special cake I’ve ever eaten. We’ll have one of these at the wedding, too. Couldn’t resist. They sent us home with an extra cupcake of this one, which I plan to savor for dessert tonight. (If the Sweets doesn’t get it first.)

So, New Yorkers, I send you to Baked. Go and get the goodies. Or if you can’t go to them, they’ll come to you: http://bakedshop.com/

sweets!

28 Aug

In an effort to live up to this blog and the lovely sweets featured here in my banner and beyond, I spent some time this lovely Saturday making a version of the decorated cupcake.

I was inspired by Clockwork Lemon, I decided to try my hand at DIY Marshmallow Fondant.

DIY Marshmallow Fondant

I had to use a LOT of powdered sugar to avoid stickiness!

I couldn’t get the red color I wanted with my wimpy food coloring drops, so I enlisted some red sugar.Fondant and red sugar

Then I piped some frosting onto my chocolate cupcakes, and TADA! I’m very proud of them.

cupcakes with diy fondant

Seriously, yum.

And the money shot.

the most beautiful cupcake

All photos are mine, courtesy of my trusty point-and-shoot Sony Cybershot.

another lovely winter wedding

26 Jul

My winter wedding blogger friend, Coraline at Frosty Winter Weddings, has a post up today about a wedding that is gorgeous and lovely. And the centerpieces in that wedding are very similar to what I think I want.  And that simple, elegant cake — yes, please!   

wedding centerpiece and cake

frosty centerpiece and cake!

 

Photo by Pink Sugar Photography.   

Click on over to http://frostyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/07/allison-jonathan.html (or via the Frosty Weddings link in the blogroll) to see the whole wedding. Also at the photographer’s site: http://pinksugarphotography.typepad.com/pink_sugar_photography_bl/2010/01/allison-and-jonathan.html Gorgeous!