Monday, February 06, 2012

Blue Shimmery Cake

Okay...so I’m finally getting here to post about my blue food. Sorry for the delay, as I mentioned in a previous post :)



Above is a lovely “I Love You” cake that Brit Boy made for me here at the Yellow House. He made the cake and the decoration turned into a collaborative effort. The cake was a devil’s food cake with vanilla icing and it was so yummy! I love baking as you know and it was really fun to collaborate with Brit Boy on this cake.

I love the color blue, and as you can see, the cake features that color prominently...so there’s my blue food ;-)

Some of the decorations are courtesy of a great company called Silver Spoon, makers of the Askeys brand products. The good folks there sent me several of their products to try out since I love baking and creative cooking ;-) You may remember my post from back in November, when I was experimenting with the Askeys brandy snap baskets as a substitute for mini pie shells. Check the post out here.

I wasn’t familiar with the Askeys brand before I tried their brandy snap baskets, but they make really excellent products that can help you create some tasty desserts.

Silver Spoon also makes wafers, cones, topping sauces, sprinkles, and various icings. They boast an impressive range of products in their Cakecraft range for all of the bakers out there.

I received a variety of products, so I will be presenting a couple of other posts in the near future, highlighting what we’ve made around the Yellow House when we decide to have a treat again. I look forward to sharing what I’ve come up with as I present the other products.



So, back to our cake :-) In order to decorate our cake, we used these blue shimmer balls by Silver Spoon along with some other flowers that we had on hand. The blue shimmer balls were an excellent accent to the flowers and just made a sweet looking little cake. Also, the decorations actually tasted good, so that was a plus!

The folks at Silver Spoon also sent along a couple of products from their Cakecraft range.



They sent some strawberry and lemon icing sugar that I haven’t tried yet, but I’m sure that they will both get a whirl too. I have to spread out my baking though...we can’t have treats like this too often ;-) But that’s what makes treats like this special...you don’t have them every day. I'm excited that I have two flavors to try since I’ve never tried these before. I look forward to getting creative with these!

And that’s my blue food story. Okay...so it was more blue-adorned, but blue just the same ;-) And most importantly, Brit Boy was kind enough to make it for me and that is a wonderful thing!

Until next time....

Disclosure: I was sent these products by The Silver Spoon Company and received no money for this post. All views on these products are my own as always :-)

4 comments:

Ivanhoe said...

Yum! Looks amazing :) I bet it tasted wonderful, too. Make me want to bake. Maybe I'll throw together banana bread when I get home from work :)

Sissym said...

Dori,

I am a worse and lazy cook. I even cook using recipes, but the kitchen has never appealed to me. However, I think the spectacular skills of many people as you are.

Your cake is beautiful and looks really delicious.

Kisses

Dori said...

Ivanhoe,
It was really tasty! I know your banana bread is great...I love banana bread and I haven't had any in a long time! :)Have a great weekend!

Sissym,
I'm so glad you like it! I do love decorating cakes. I've grown to be more of a baker/cook since I've been married. I've always liked creating things though, so I guess the creative aspect is what appeals to me. Have a great weekend! Hugs! :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

That's some gorgeous blue food, Dori! You and Brit Boy did good!