Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mini Perfect Party Cake -- Tuesdays with Dorie


Happy Birthday, Nummy Kitchen! I started Nummy Kitchen on June 28th, 2008. I can't believe it's been a year, and what a fun year it has been, I have tried so many new recipes and cooking techniques, joined quite a few fun blog cooking and baking groups, learned so much, and most importantly made so many wonderful food blogging friends! I would have never imagined I'd have as many visitors as I do, or get so many sweet comments on my posts as I do. Each one makes me smile and I am so happy to share with all of you. I joined Tuesdays with Dorie right after I started Nummy Kitchen and am happy to say I haven't missed a single Tuesday since then!


Now, on to Perfect Party Cake -- thank you to Carol of mix, mix… stir, stir, for picking this absolutely delicious cake! I am a cake fan, and my favorite is white cake, and I love jam and coconut (even thought I skipped the coconut on my mini), and I adore baked goods with buttermilk, so I had a hunch I would fall for this cake and I sure did.



I baked 6 mini cakes in my Baker's Secret Texas sized jumbo muffin pan. I halved the cake and frosting recipe.


I wasn't too sure about the frosting, but I went with it anyway, and it came together in the end. After the initial whisking of the sugar and egg whites over the simmering water, I have to admit I was kind of put off by the eggy smell, but after whipping with butter and lemon juice and vanilla, this frosting came together beautifully. Although I have to say that this one didn't knock my socks off quite like the frosting we made with the TWD cover devil's food cake, that one was amazing, but this one was still really good!


The cakes baked up perfectly in about 20 minutes, the flavor was mild, the texture nice and moist, what more could you ask for in a basic white cake? I will use this cake recipe again for sure! This was such a fun recipe to put together, and even more special since it has been a year since I started working on Nummy Kitchen. Thank you so much for visiting :)

19 comments:

Hornedfroggy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love your mini cakes - they're adorable! :)

Natashya said...

Happy Anniversary!
Great idea to do the cakes as minis. They are so cute!
(don't worry about adding me to the draw, I am not in the States)

doughmesstic said...

Happy Blogiversary! Great looking minis!

vibi said...

A very happy bloganniversary to you Andrea!

Your minis are super cute... there is something about non-pareils that just always continues to appeal to me... something childish or maybe old fashioned like the ice cream truck's music.

lasinthekitchen said...

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary! And congratulations for not missing a single TWD in that year! Amazing.
Your Mini Perfect Party Cakes look soo cute and delicious! I agree, this cake is the best white cake!

Jules Someone said...

Wow! I've missed.... more than I should have. Your cake is just adorable!

TeaLady said...

love those real mini minis. They look fantastic.

Happy anniversary to your blog. I hope you keep it up cause I enjoy reading it.

A chance to win a goodie for my kitchen. Count me in.

Jessica said...

Happy blogiversary! Those little cakes look like the perfect way to celebrate a sweet year of blogging. So creative!

Debinhawaii said...

Your mini cakes are so cute. I love a good white cake. Happy Blogiversary too--it has been fun getting to know you this past year.

Meghan said...

Love you blog! the mini cake looks D-lish-ious!!

Flourchild said...

Wow one year old for your wonderful blog..congrats! It's been fun looking at all of your recipes! Your mimi cake looks so tasty!

Leslie said...

Happy blogiversary! I also LOVED the icing from the cover cake, and thought about using it on the PPC but decided to stick with the recipe as is. Next time! Your cupcakes are adorable!

Michele said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! your mini-cakes are so cute!

Gabe's Girl said...

How cute and adorable. Sprinkles look so good on this cake.
Happy Blogiversary!

pinkstripes said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! Your mini-cake looks fabulous!

Pamela said...

Happy Blogiversary! Isn't it incredible how quickly the time goes? By the way, I'm very impressed that you haven't missed any TWD's. Great job!! I love those mini cakes and the sprinkles on top. Fantastic! Looking forward to following the blog for a long time to come!

Megan said...

Wow - 1 year already? Happy Anniversary!

I always love reading your blog - you take the greatest pictures, and your process photos are terrific.

And you haven't missed a Tuesday yet - amazing.

Katrina said...

Happy 1 Year to you! Your mini cakes look great! Love it and love the sprinkles!

Sarah said...

I love your mini cakes! Happy blogiversary!!!

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