Baby Cake for Brooklyn
As mentioned previously, I decided a good project would be to make a cake for my childhood friend of 22 years for the arrival of her 1st child, Brooklyn Elizabeth. 🙂 I went with my mom & hubby (Bradley) to visit her on a Sunday afternoon. Luckily there were plenty of people there to eat up the cake and people who would actually give me honest opinions!
I decided on chocolate and wanted to try to make the chocolate buttercream icing as well. Note to self & others: Dark Chocolate cocoa powder might be too much. I decided to use cocoa powder in the frosting and saw “Dark Chocolate” when I went to the store. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE dark chocolate!! So that’s what I grabbed. However, after following the recipe from the Michael’s Cake Decorating book, I felt like it was almost TOO much chocolate. And that sentence doesn’t come out of my mouth very often with regard to chocolate. So anyway, I decided to cut it down a little bit by taking some out and adding butter…ahhh…butter…*sigh* 🙂 I really liked how it turned out and so did everyone who ate it.
I chose pink & green for the colors which I think are just beautiful together and knew that Sarah (Brooklyn’s mom) adores as well. Hince the reason the baby’s room is covered in these hues.