Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A cake for Princess Mallory

This past week I had the absolute pleasure of making a castle cake for  Princess Mallory for her 4th birthday!  I hope she loved it as much as I loved making it for her.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of making a 60th wedding anniversary cake for the cutest couple from the UK.  60 years!!  What an accomplishment!  They were here in the states visiting with their son and daughter-in-law, who threw them a  celebration party to commemorate this milestone in their lives.

The bottom tier of the cake was vanilla cake with almond buttercream.  The top of the cake was a carrot cake with almond buttercream.  The carrot cake was the closest I could get to the fruit cake they had on their wedding day.  The cake was decorated with white buttercream roses along with silver foil leaves and silver gumpaste horseshoes,  all of which were on their original cake.   It was so much fun making this cake for this very special couple.  I wish them many more years of happiness together!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall is in the air...

Yesterday I noticed that the leaves are starting to turn here in central Ohio.  It makes me a little sad to know that our Summer of celebration has come to an end.  It was a BIG Summer for our family.  In June, our daughter, Sarah, graduated from Ohio University.  In July, we gathered at the beach in Surf City, NC with friends and family to celebrate the marriage of Sarah and Jake.  Oh, what a celebration that was!!  In August, we celebrated our daughter, Allison's, 21st birthday...another epic celebration!  Also in August, we gathered again to celebrate Sarah and Jake's marriage, with friends and family who couldn't make it to the beach, with an open house honoring the happy couple. It was a big summer, indeed.

With the weather changing it's time to start baking up some goodies that make you feel all warm and cozy.  Yesterday I baked some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies.  Here is the recipe...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sift together:
2 cups flour
1 sugar
1 tsp. each baking powder
                   baking soda

Cream together:
1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
   1/2 cup vegetable shortening
      2 eggs
      1 tsp. vanilla

1- 6oz. bag of chocolate chips (I like using the mini chips)

Add pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and mix.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. (I use one of those scoops that looks like a icecream scoop, makes for neater looking cookies.  I also line my pans with parchment paper. No greasing of pans required that way and no pans to wash.  What could be better than that?)

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day/three day weekend to everyone.  I hope you all have a safe, fun filled weekend however you choose to spend it.

It 's been a couple weeks since I've had cookies to bake, and I guess I was a little bit out of practice.  The first pan of cookies I baked yesterday were a little over-baked because I forgot to raise the rack in my oven.  Oh, well, little slip ups keep  us on or toes, and as long as we can learn from our mistakes, it's all good.  Besides, as long as our little slip ups aren't totally charred, they're still yummy!!

I'll be decorating the cookies I made yesterday a little later today...after the football game...GO BUCKS!!! Pictures to follow.

Have a fabulous weekend and be safe if you're traveling.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Sarah and Jake's Wedding Cake

 The top of the cake
 Gumpaste seashells.

140 cupcakes!!!

Welcome to Cakes On The Lane!!

Welcome to my new Cakes On The Lane blog!!

Cakes On The Lane is my little home based cake and cookie company, specializing in custom cakes and hand decorated cookies.

It's been a big summer here at Cakes On The Lane!  We had a graduation in June (Sarah), a wedding at the beach in NC in July (Sarah and Jake), a 21st birthday celebration in August (Allison), as well as a wedding open house for the newlyweds (the day after the birthday party.  What was I thinking??!)  All the festivities have now come to an end...I think I need a vacation!!