Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Tea Party Treats

 Last weekend I threw one of my daughter's a 9th birthday "vintage tea party" stye.  You can see details HERE.

It was so fun to put on my apron and do a bit of baking for the party.
It's been a while.
Like a looong while!

Here are the pretties and their stats...

 The cake was actually not cake at all.  My daughter requested brookie.  
Have you heard of it?  
It's all Bakerella's fault. 
 My family will never be the same.  We all love this little delight!

I couldn't imagine the brookie without the ganache top layer so I iced each layer with ganache and then iced the entire outside of the cake with ganache as well.  It was quite easy to ice the cake with icing once the ganache was solid.  I sped up the "get the ganache solid" process by sticking the whole cake in the freezer for a little bit.

For the record, this cake took 3 brownie mixes and 3 cookies mixes.  The bottom layer is two 8in. rounds and the top layer is 2 6in rounds.

 Sugar cookies, I must say, are really adorable but a lot of work.  I was highly motivated to make these because it has been a long time since I created anything cute in cookie form but I am sure I will take a break now, it's just not my thing.

The packaging was easy and I was really happy with the finished product.

I use the "No Fail Sugar Cookie" and "Antonia 74" for my cookie and icing recipes.   They are great and the cookies taste awesome every time.

Here is my easy little cookie display.  If I were to do it over again I would have attached the cookie bags to the ribbons in a classier way.  I used safety pins out of convenience {and maybe a little impatience} but imagine how cute they'd look with wooden clothes pins!


Ava said...

Glad to see you back! What a beautiful cake! I love how you made it ruffled. I wouldn't even begin to know how to do that! Great party idea, as well. :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous cake - i don't think I will ever get the courage to try one, though. It looks so easy to mess up! Everything else looked beautiful also. Glad you're back.