Monday, May 19, 2014

A Frozen birthday cake

We threw a Disney's Frozen birthday party for the girls' birthdays.  I created this three tiered cake for the party.

The bottom 12 inch cake tier is chocolate cake with caramel filling.  The middle 9 inch cake tier is orange with orange curd filling.  The top 6 inch cake tier is chocolate with strawberry buttercream filling.

It's frosted with light blue vanilla buttercream.  The snow is a vanilla meringue frosting.  The blue "ice" is homemade candy shards.  I purchased the Frozen figurines and sugar snowflakes.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Market Day April 11

The menu for market day includes these sweet Easter cupcakes
 As well as  a new item, Browned butterscotch cashew bars which are perfectly sweet salty

Sea salt chocolate chip
White chocolate macadamia nut

Whole wheat apple cinnamon
Whole wheat cherry dark chocolate
Butterscotch almond

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Market Day April 4, 2014

Ricotta Lime cupcakes

Classic Chocolate chip
Toffee Chocolate chip
Bailey's Chocolate

Fresh strawberry
White chocolate cranberry almond
Coffee Chocolate chip

Cake for a first birthday

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Market Day Feb 14 menu

Happy Valentines Day!

Ladytroupe Sweets has a sweet Valentines Day menu lined up

Red Velvet cupcakes
Vanilla bean macarons
Valentine sugar cookies

Orange cream
Chocolate chip
Cinnamon cranberry
White chocolate cranberry almond

Friday, January 24, 2014

wedding cake practice

Did I mention that I am making my sister's wedding cake this summer?  I'm so excited to have such an important assignment for her big day.  Luckily, I have had two opportunities to practice a three tiered cake.  One was for our Halloween party and the second was for a traditional engagement and ring ceremony here in Ethiopia.

The cake is quite small as wedding cakes come.  The bottom tier is 12 inches, the second tier is 9 inches and the top tier is 6 inches.  Each tier is a two layer cake with filling in between.  For this cake the 12 inch tier is almond butter cake with a strawberry buttercream filling.  The 9 inch tier is chocolate cake with a coffee buttercream filling.  The 6 inch tier is vanilla butter cake with a lemon buttercream filling.

For the size, it's immensely heavy.  Which I guess is the true test whether a cake is made with real butter!  I know it sounds crazy but this cake took 30 eggs and 6.25 pounds of butter.  Well, you only get married once right?

The real practice for me is in the assembly.  All the stability lies at the base and wooden dowels help support the next layer.  I could still use a bit of practice before this July, but so far so good.  This cake made it to it's destination driven on the mean streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia completely assembled!  Amazing.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Market Day Jan 17, 2014

Can you believe it's 2014 already?  I'm so excited for the new year and for all the ideas I have for Ladytroupe Sweets.

I'll be back at the US Embassy Market today (Friday, Jan 17th).  I'll be selling starting at 11:45AM so come early because everything is usually gone by 1 PM.

The menu for this wee is the following:

Cookies: Classic sea salt chocolate chip
Toffee Chocolate Chip

Scones: Double Chocolate
Honey & Fig
Orange Cream
Butterscotch Pecan

Small loaves of wheat bread are for sale too.

But the show stoppers are the Chocolate Orange cupcakes topped with candied orange peels.  Gorgeous and taste fantastic.  Get them while they last!