A Black and White Cake

by Joanne on August 6, 2009

A cake for Doreen. Happy Birthday!   This cake is chocolate on the bottom and vanilla on top.  It is filled with a vanilla custard and strawberries.  The frosting is buttercream.  Doreen’s friends asked that her cake be decorated in red, white and blue. 


 I just love baking cakes and decorating them. On a rare occasion, usually when I think the cake is an easy one and the decorations not a challenge, I get a surprise.  This cake had one challenge after another in store for me.    😛

I didn’t take a picture but there was a point when Shane had frosting on his head.  Poor Shane. I had to give him a late night shower on half of his body because, as you probably know, frosting is greasy and it wouldn’t come out of his coat.  He did look funny and SO CUTE! 


As for the cake, you can see most hurdles were overcome and I was REALLY happy to deliver this one!   😳 

When you’re cooking or baking, you need to assess your mood, never rush and NEVER try to make ANYTHING when you’re in a bad frame of mind. It reflects in the outcome of whatever you are cooking/baking.  Make yourself smile, take a deep breath and enjoy the experience.   😆


It was truly an enjoyment delivering this cake.  As I walked into the restaurant and made the delivery, Joanne (Doreen’s friend … and mine since she orders from me 🙂 ) greeted me.  She insisted I meet “the girls”.  Only 3 of the partiers had arrived but what a nice group of ladies.  I handed out Apple Crumbles cards.  When the desire for cakes, cookies, and other treats overcome these ladies again, Apple Crumbles will be on their list.

So Happy Birthday, again, Doreen. I hope you enjoyed your birthday with friends and especially your cake.

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  • At 2009.08.06 23:36, Lauryn said:

    That cake is absolutely gorgeous! You are very, very talented!!! I 100% agree, baking in a rush or in a bad mood is never a good idea, and it totally reflects in the end result. great job on the cake…it really looks amazing!

    • At 2009.08.07 01:38, Jennifer said:

      So beautiful! And a handsome pooch too!

      I totally agree with your rules for baking. Your mood totally shows up in the food. And short cuts NEVER work!

      • At 2009.08.07 06:03, The Girl said:

        Wow that’s one hell of an impressive cake!! I’m in awe.

        And I love Shane – I have an obsession with German Shepherd dogs and he’s just gorgeous!

        I had a great time in France, thank you, my holiday wasn’t that dissimilar to Happy Bear’s 🙂

        • At 2009.08.07 11:29, Danielle said:

          That cake is beautiful!

          • At 2009.08.07 13:23, chayacomfycook said:

            A stunning cake!

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