Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

I have had a LOT of cake the last few days.

We have our niece and nephew staying with us for three weeks from Florida, and it was my niece's birthday yesterday. Needless to say, I baked a cake. A Neapolitan cake with lots of lovely ruffles.

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And a few days before that, I went out for dessert with a friend and had my cake fix then too.

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What is your favorite flavor cake?

41 comments:

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Ooooooh yummy! Belated happy birthday to your niece. During my younger years I used to go crazy over chocolate cake. Or choco mocha cake. Anything with chocolate always fills my little heart. Now, I find myself loving carrot cake, a whole lot.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

That is seriously one stunning cake. Thank goodness I have plans to grab myself a slice of something delicious today. And how did you do all that gorgeous decoration? I'm so impressed!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

it looks beautiful Dionne and Im sure it was delicious!!! How sweet of you!

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

you always blow me away. If anyone made me a cake with ruffles like that I would die! What a lucky girl!

Chiara75 said...

I'd like a piece of the cake, please!
Kiss

amy b.s. said...

that pink cake you made is so pretty!

Sarah said...

I loveeeeeee your pink ruffle cake! I'm thinking I may just skip dinner tonight now and eat a slice of cake =)

Kelly J. R. said...

I don't know if this really qualifies, but I love Mint Chocolate Ice Cream cake.

Ashley said...

this is amazing! Absolutely amazing!!! <3

Caroline said...

That first cake is gorgeous!

Natalie Nicole said...

I'm really admiring your handiwork on the pink ruffle cake! It looks like so much effort went into it, and the neapolitan cake layers are a sweet surprise, covering all three of my favorite cake flavors.

Dancing Branflake said...

That ruffled cake it gorgeous! Oh my goodness your niece is the luckiest girl ever! I love how you sandwiched the chocolate and strawberry. Can I please come over and get lessons from you? You are too good.

Christina- floresdelsol said...

yum! that cake looks so good and i love the ruffles. im also making a strawberry Neapolitan cake this week for my daughter's 4th birthday which is an ice cream theme!

Kris said...

whoah, that looks amazing!!!!

Kristin said...

not possible. I cannot possibly pick a single favorite flavor. Does "every" count??

Your pics are making me drool a little. ;)

PS -- just a little side story I wanted to share with you... I dropped off our drycleaning the other day, took the slip and went home without ever looking at it. But then yesterday when it was sitting on the table, I noticed that they had put the wrong customer name on top. And that customer name? It was D. Christiansen!! are you secretly living chicago and you didn't tell me? (hey, a girl can dream!)

Anonymous said...

Seriously?! This Napoleon Ruffle cake is gorgeous!! I love the idea of making it three in one, I'll have to try this some time :) My favorite flavor cake is definitely red velvet with cream cheese icing (:

Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

wow! thats pretty amazing Dionne!
it looks great!
and that carrot cake-yummm!

herecomesthesun said...

Nom nom those look incredible!

I had my birthday on the weekend and never got a birthday cake :( I didn't realise until a few days later when I gave my husband a kick for forgetting to organise one!

I do quite like good old carrot cake :)

Silver Strands said...

Wow - what a lucky niece & nephew!

Shea said...

What a gorgeous cake! I love the pink ruffle frosting--what girl wouldn't? And my favorite cake is chocolate, with buttercream frosting.

Tender Branson said...

What a nice aunt, making such a grand cake. I'd have to say carrot cake and pineapple upside down are my favorites though the right blueberry one will give them a run for their money.

Helen said...

Yum! The cake you baked looks delicious! How did your niece like it? And that carrot cake! YUMMY! I LOVE cake, but I have to confess... I'm a sucker for a good, dark, chocolate cake!! Can't beat it!

Evie said...

beautiful cake!!!

MICHELLE said...

Dionne, you're so talented!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Wow, Dionne, your cakes are as beautiful as your art work. YUM.

Fondly,
Glenda

Sarah said...

That first cake just looks absolutely divine! Hmmmm my favorite definitely has to be a combo of cream cheese, strawberries, and chocolate. How it's prepared doesn't matter. Yum.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Colores said...

have you baked them? they look scrumptious!!!

rubyandjoy said...

that pink ruffle cake looks amaaaaazing!! seriously considering how i could get some for breakfast, but it would take too long to make methinks! its gorgeous!
so difficult to choose a fav, but my last few birthday requests have been sponge filled with jam, cream and berries, covered with cream and toasted almonds...yummo!
xx

Yvonne said...

Cake is what stands between me and the body of Cindy Crawford.

But to good to resist.

yvonne

Colleen Elizabeth said...

What a lovely pink cake, it looks like a peony! If you're a cake lover I have to recommend Costco's amazing All American Chocolate cake...if you love chocolate, I have never had a better chocolate cake in my life!

Dandelion and Grey said...

This has to be one of the prettiest cakes I have ever seen! You amaze me, Dionne! Just beautiful! xo

lisaroyhandbags said...

oh my! your cake was beautiful!! my favourite is always white cake with white icing but I just picked up a big slice of carrot cake that looks just like your pic. Actually, I've never met a cake I didn't like :)

Looking Glass said...

Oh yum! Would love to see the recipe for the neapolitan ruffle cake!!

~ Clare x

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love LOVE how they decorated that pink lil cake!! I have to try that!!

Melanie's Randomness

Jess said...

YUM! I can't believe you made that cake! It is gorgeous!!!

Carissa said...

your pink ruffled cake is just so cute!! almost too cute to eat! but just almost because the inside looks delicious! :)

you know what kind of cake I'm craving right now? pineapple upside down cake! yum.

Kelly said...

Love those ruffles! I'd say it's too cute to eat, but I know myself. No way I can hold back when it comes to cake.

Ira Tishakova said...

Im late but anyway happy birthday!
p.s. cake looking tasty :-)

YnR said...

The cake you made is beautiful!!!
Awesome baking skills!! I wish I could bake like that. Well at least I try!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

ahhh more amazing sweets. i love red velvet and carrot :).
j.