Friday, February 27, 2009

Teacher Cake



Jack's teacher's birthday was yesterday, and we had a little party for her in the classroom. The children were so excited to give her the cards and gifts they made for her!

I got the idea for the cake from one I saw on a website. This was my first time making homemade fondant, and it was really fun! I'd like to cover a layer cake with it next.

The chocolate cake was a Texas sheet cake, but it wasn't as good as the one I made last year for a beach cake. When I tasted it, I didn't think it had enough salt, and sure enough, it only has 1/4 t. vs. the 1/2 teaspoon in the beach cake. Here's the one I'd recommend:


4 comments:

Alison... said...

I thought you had made fondant before... HMMM

Question: How can you tell the difference between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a recipe?

Seriously?

All you Carrolls are FREAKS!

;-)

Stephanie said...

You have a good memory! I made parts of Jack's cake with fondant, but it was Wilton brand. This time I made it myself.

The salt thing is weird, huh? But you probably don't think salt belongs in desserts, right? ;-)

Kristen said...

I don't even know what fondant is.

The cake is adorable. !

Alison... said...

Fondant is thick plato like frosting that you can shape... it's on wedding and novelty cakes mostly...