Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sunday Favorites - some of my cake creations

chocolate truffle wedding cakeThis super rich and delicious Chocolate Buttercake
filled and frosted with the most amazing
Chocolate Ganache - TO DIE FOR!
(the scent of chocolate completely filled the entire reception hall - you should have heard the comments!)


red velvet wedding cake vanilla buttercreamA Petite Red Velvet Wedding Cake filled and frosted with Vanilla Buttercream - Interior ruby color was stunning!!!


vanilla wedding cakeVanilla Butter Cake with
Vanilla Buttercream - Classic!


vanilla buttercream wedding cakeVanilla Almond Pound Cake filled and frosted with Vanilla Buttercream. Decorated with a stunning variety of fresh flowers and Rose Hips.


rose hips wedding cakeThe top tier to the cake above. I adore the rose hips - I added them at the last minute because I didn't thing the cake looked complete. I'm so glad I made a middle-of-the-night trip to Wal-Mart. Btw, I haven't seen rose hips there since.


vanilla and raspberry tiered cakeAn amazingly delicious Vanilla Butter Cake with Fresh Raspberry Puree Buttercream filling and Vanilla Buttercream frosting - accented with fresh flowers and ruby red raspberries.


vanilla and raspberry cakeAnother delicious Vanilla Butter Cake with Fresh Raspberry Puree Buttercream filling and Vanilla Buttercream frosting - accented with fresh flowers.


NYC Cheesecake w/Wild Maine Blueberry SauceNew York Style Cheesecake with Wild Maine Blueberry Sauce - Delish!


Pumpkin Cheesecake with Buttery Caramel SauceDelicious Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Rich,
Buttery Caramel Sauce - Yum!

These goodies were all made pre-blog, so I can't post about them specifically, but I'll be sure to get lots of pictures of future baking projects!


Eastern Redbud in bloomOne last photo of the gorgeous Eastern Redbud that is blooming all over our part of Virginia right now. It's stunning, and the blooms last for weeks and weeks!




57 comments:

  1. Those wedding cake all look amazing!! I really wish I could decorate like you. It must have been so much fun making all that frosting!

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  2. Some gorgeous cakes there!!!

    I also love Redbuds, but hubby hates them for the way they send new tree shoots up from their roots, which he considers bad form in his yard.

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  3. Hello Ms.Butteryum...

    Just wanted to come by to say thank you for participating in "Sunday Favorites" and I sure do appreciate that sweet "shout out" for this new Sunday meme!!!

    My friend, all of your wedding cakes are fabulous!!! What a talented baker and decorator you are!!! With each photo, I would think...Ohhh yes, this one is my favorite...until the next photo and then that pretty cake became my new favorite!!! Hehe!!!

    The Vanilla Almond Pound Cake just may be my pick though! I love the fresh flowers and the rose hips with it's pretty little buds hanging down around the cake...absolutely gorgeous!!! The almond flavor of that cake sounds so yummy too! However, all of your cakes with the raspberry puree filling sounds heavenly to me! I'm a huge fan of anything raspberry!!!

    I love the pretty piping on the cake with the pretty purple daisies!!! They're all beautiful, my friend!!! How long have you been doing this and do you have your own shop? Thanks for sharing this awesome post with all of us...I really enjoyed it! Hmmm...now I have to go find a sweet something to munch on though!!! Hehe!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  4. I think it's so interesting how the recipe made by two people can come out so different! I found that these were the moistest cupcakes I've ever made. They were even moist the next day.. and that never happens..haha. How much does 1 c of all purpose flour weigh for you?

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  5. Hi Chari - thank you so much for the incredibly nice comments - you are very gracious! I don't bake for a living, just for a hobby, so no shop for me. Believe it or not, I usually just make cakes for family, friends, and church functions.

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  6. These are so beautiful! I wouldn't want to cut a piece because they are so pretty. I am glad you reposted this since it is the first time I have seen it...Christine

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  7. Hi Steph - I will definitely make this recipe again because the flavor was really good, but I'll adjust the time/temp slightly to see if I get less dry results.

    Hi Keetha - I didn't know that about redbuds... that must be why they're so prolific here. :)

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  8. My absolute favorite cake in the world is Wedding cake with buttercream frosting..oh, please, just hand me a knife and a fork. I'll be fine!!

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  9. Thank you Susan, Vivienne, and Ceekay. I truly appreciate your kind words.

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  10. Oh my goodness. Those cakes are just to die for. They are all just gorgeous. What a fabulous talent to be able to do that. The red buds are just lovely also. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be back to see more. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Thanks so much Marty. You are most welcome anytime!

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  12. Oh my! Two weeks on Atkins and no sweets and I am in real pain looking at your pics. :-)
    You should be very, very proud of yourself for what you have accomplished with sheer determination. I do feel some are gifted with certain talents (regardless of their education) and you have definitely discovered yours.
    I look forward to coming back and visually feasting on your creations. Thx for sharing, Barb

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  13. I love to pull up older posts that have been overlooked. Saving them for Sunday is a great idea.

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  14. Cakes are amazing and so are the redbuds. Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce

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  15. Thanks Joyce!
    Thanks Barb - you're too funny!

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  16. ~Amazing and soooo delicious looking. There goes my diet...LOL!

    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    ~Melissa :)

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  17. One word WOW!! this takes some talent to make all this wonderful YUMMY looking cakes...just beautiful...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  18. What a feast for the eyes! Your cakes are beautifully and meticulously decorated! Great job!!

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  19. * OMG those are MAGNIFICENT!!! ~~~ and to think, NO calories and NO carbs??? Boy, you ARE good!!!

    Grins and many thanks. (I'd LIKE to stay, but I have to go raid my "chocolate stash" ~ NOW!!!)... Linda *

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  20. Oh my you are making me hungry! I LOVE CAKE!!!

    blessings
    mary

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  22. Hi Shari, Linda, and Mary Ellen. Happy Sunday morning to you all. Thanks for your kindness. I'm glad you stopped by for a visit!

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  23. This is my first visit to your blog. So it is true I will find new people to visit because of the new Sunday Favorites Meme. I so enjoyed all of your beautiful cakes. And that pumpkin cheesecake, that looks to die for. I bet that is so YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I am sitting here in total and complete sugar shock -- and cake lust! -- after reading this post. What AMAZING cakes!

    I know that you claim, on your sidebar, that if you can make cakes like this, so can I ... but honey, you have never seen what I can do to an innocent birthday cake. It isn't pretty.

    I am truly awed by your skill. Gorgeous cakes! Cass

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  25. Oh my goodness! I can't believe that chocolate cake! The others sound just as delicious but I would so get lost in that chocolate one! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  26. Your cakes are as really works of art. Did you see the cakes on my sidebar? You pastry chefs amaze me. Now I want cake. Trouble makers.

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  27. Thanks Neabear, Cass, and Chandy - you guys are so nice.

    Thank you Lori, but I'm not a pastry chef... just a mom who likes to bake.

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  28. All those cakes look delicious!! I'm so intrigued by red velvet cake. I've never eaten red velvet cake, but I just love the colour of it :-)

    No, those aren't my kids in the picture on my Met Monday post -- thankfully!! If they were, I probably would have disowned them ;-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  29. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Much appreciated!! I am really hungry looking at yours...lol! Those cakes look soooo good and they are beautiful too. Looking forward to more of your posts! Kristen

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  30. WOW! Gorgeous cakes! I'll bet you've made a lot of brides very happy. It must be wonderful to see the look on their face when they see your artistic creations. laurie

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  31. I can only hope that our daughter's wedding cake is as beautiful for our June wedding! The rose hips were "meant to be"!!

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  32. Hi Butteryum! Thanks for checking out my blog! Yes, the blue/gray coverlet has a hidden long body pillow tucked inside to plump it up...just a little money saving tip for stagers!
    Your cakes are beautiful! You are very talented!

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  33. My first visit to your blog. Absolutely love the cakes. There isn't one that's not gorgeous. I do have a question. We're doing a June wedding and wanted to add fresh flowers. I was concerned about any potential for pesticides on the flowers. Should I be worried?

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  34. Hi Giz, thanks so much. As to your question, that's something you have to decide. You can order organic flowers from most florists, so if you're that concerned about it, I would suggest doing that. Other options would be to use silk flowers, or not allow non-organic flowers to be allowed to touch the cake. Thankfully anything goes these days when it comes to decorating wedding cakes.

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  35. Wow! Beautiful! Where were you when I was shopping for wedding cakes? Mine turned out to be soooo ugly and embarrassing! :( These are gorgeous and sound so deeeelicious too!

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  36. Aw gee, shucks. Thanks so much :)

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  37. I don't know why I started in with looking at these gorgeous cakes so early in the morning! Now my sweet tooth is yelling "abuse, abuse"! They are absolutely gorgeous. When I made my first Rose B buttercream frosting, I felt like a pro. Before that I thought buttercream was powdered sugar, a little milk and margarine, (hangs head in shame). I also love the New York cheesecake because of its simplicty. Your photos are so well done and inviting.

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  38. Hi, how many tiers would be for a wedding cake to serve 75 people? If you could not mind telling me.
    thanks

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  39. Thank you Ethel - I completely understand and share in your first RLB Buttercream memories :).

    Hi Sheila - I like Dede Wilson's serving chart. She suggests a 6-9-12" round tier combination to serve 60-80 guests. Or a 6-10-14" round tier combination to serve 78-110 guests.

    I hope that helps!

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  40. Hello Patrincia, I hope you get this message! Your cakes are beautiful, you are a star! Jeannette.

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  41. Hi Jeannette, Whoo-hoo, I'm so glad to hear from you! Thanks so much :)

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  42. Wow......what lovely cakes......my fav is the one with the rose hips....ever so lovely.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  43. Thanks for peaking at my blog today and I am glad you enjoyed the Aunt Mary cake story. Happy Mother's day.

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  44. Oh, everything looks so beautiful and delicious! That chocolate wedding cake with the red roses should come to my house for our 30th anniversary next year! You've given me a great idea!

    Robin

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  45. Thanks so much... Robin, early congrats on your 30th. Hubby and I just celebrated our 21st.

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  46. those beautiful cakes! what a pleasure comming here! That chocolate buttercream... OMG!!!!! I LOVE cheesecake, and with Maine blueberries, reminds me of home!

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  47. You do the most beautiful work with cake...wow. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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  48. Your cakes are absolutely beautiful! I hope to achieve your talent one day!!

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  49. Wow. I mean, WOW. And you make something that gorgeous and then let people eat it?! Holy cow.

    My brand of cake decorating runs to covering the entire thing with coconut, to disguise the messy frosting, lol. I am ALL envy.

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  50. Hi,
    Thanks for posting this blog.. Really like the decoration of the cake..Amazing decoration .....

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  51. Hi Patricia this is Rosa and I was wondering if you can please share the recipe for the Deep Chocolate Cake with Amaretto Italian Buttercream..hugs Rosa.

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    1. Hi Rosa - Doing so would take me a month! ;) You can find that particular cake recipe in the wedding cake section of Rose's Heavenly Cakes. For the Italian Meringue Buttercream, I can't remember which recipe I used (I like several), but I added Amaretto to taste. The combination of cake and buttercream was truly divine.

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    2. Hi Patricia it's rosa again and I'm so sorry , I forgot to let you know that all of your wedding cakes are so beautiful "wow"

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