Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Year of Cakes?

I've been making a lot of cakes lately.  Not because I'm that great of a baker.  I can bake, but my cakes will never be put in a magazine.  But I kind of like them that way.  I want you KNOW they're not store bought :)  There's just nothing like a homemade cake. 

A spice cake... so pretty sitting on the table.

Since we didn't do big parties for Graham or Samuel's birthdays this year, I let them pick a cake out of my Betty Crocker cookbook.  
I love the vintage appeal of some of these.

Graham chose a banana cake.

Samuel chose a caramel cake.  It was delicious.  I could eat that frosting with a spoon.

And how pretty is this cake?  We cut into it before I took a picture.
A maraschino cherry cake!  I can't take credit for this one.  My mom made it.

I may have to make another one of these for Valentine's Day.

The Betty Crocker cookbook has lots of unusual cakes to try out.  I think I might have to keep on making them.  I'll let you know which ones are my favorite.


Krista Sanders said...

Yum Yum!!! You know I'm a big cake fan! Want to compare caramel icing recipes. Love the pictures.

nikki said...

yes, this should be the year of the cakes...and just a friendly reminder: i live a few blocks west of you.

TJ Wilson said...

i'm not that much farther!

Amy said...

Great post, all the cakes look so good! You've inspired me to pull out my Betty Crocker cookbook that I haven't looked at in a long time.

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Elma said...

Love those cakes!! Home made is so good!!
These last few years we have been doing cupcake cakes. Not so much cake. We have eight kids and all the birthdays are jan through april and if you add me and al in thats ten cakes in those few months. Uggg way to much cake.