Just in case you didn't notice, it's been 2 weeks since my last post! I remember thinking last week "Wow! I can't believe it's been a week since my last post!" And now another week has flown by! I know I have been busy, but geesh! I will have many more posts coming up about all my recent projects, but for today I'll just be leaving a short post as I have to devote SOME of my time to cleaning the house, before my family gets lost under all the mess! AHHH!
Anyway...about 2 weeks ago, my sister called and asked about a cake for her coworker's daughter's birthday. I happily agreed. Her coworker, Kathy, wanted a coconut cream cake. I love trying out new flavors! I looked online and found a recipe for coconut cream filling from a lady you may have heard of...does Martha Stewart ring a bell? Coming from her, it had to be good right? So, I baked a white cake, adding a little coconut cream pudding to the mix. I made it a four layer cake and iced it all with a coconut buttercream. I then added sweetened shredded coconut all around the sides.
Kathy had asked me to use whipped cream for the piping. I piped large shells on with a 1M tip, but in ten minutes time, the beautiful shells turned into a drippy, melty mess! So I had to redo the top of the cake and soak up the drips down the sides and bottom of the cake. Luckily, I got it all off in a decent manner, and it didn't need too much repair. I then made another batch of the coconut buttercream and repiped the shells. And last, but not least, added a cherry on top!
I should have taken a before picture, but at the time I was too devastated, so I didn't. But here's a few after pictures...MUCH better than earlier!
In the end, Kathy said her family loved it, and that's really what matters!