Friday, December 28, 2012

PPF - Painting with icing....Made a Snowman Cake for Christmas.....Vanilla Pistachio filled yumminess....




Hi Everyone....

Hope you all had some amazing celebration during Christmas Vacation with your Families and Friends....We had the greatest time this Season celebrating and laughing and eating and more eating....Christmas Eve our munchkin wanted me to bake a Birthday Cake for Jesus and he said he would like a snowman....so here is the cake I made for this Joyous Celebration.....Here is a basic Vanilla Cake Recipe you can use for your next cake! Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 8-by-2-inch cake pans plus one snowman dimensional pan for the top of the cake tapping out excess flour. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, beat in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk and sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined.
  3. Divide batter between pans; smooth tops. Do not over fill the snowman cake form...I only added batter to about 2/3 full....Bake until cakes pull away from sides of pans, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges of pans and invert cakes onto a wire rack. Let cool completely.
Here is the pan I was lucky enough to find at HomeSense.....

 and I found a place on-line that has it too..... Toquedechef.com

I am making a whole bunch of Turkey Pies today....so stay tuned for a super easy way to use up all those leftovers!!!

Sharing this with everyone for PPF this week....I hope that Painting with Icing counts!!!! lol and in case it doesn't here is a snowman piece too!!!



Happy PPF and Happy Creating Everyone!!!!


18 comments:

Gina Sismilich said...

Gorgeous and no doubt as delicious to eat as it is beautiful to look at!

Faye said...

Diane, you are an amazing woman: super mom, cake maker, and artist. Love the snowman cake and especially that you little one wanted a birthday cake for Jesus.

Carolyn Dube said...

Painting with frosting counts in my book! We had a ton of snow recently and these wonderful snowmen (edible and acrylic) capture the fun of the flakes of white fun that fell! happy PPF!

martinealison said...

Oh la la!! Comment faire devant un si beau gâteau ! Il doit être difficile de prendre la décision de le couper !... Cependant il me donne l'eau à la bouche et je fonds comme neige au soleil devant lui !
Merci pour ce partage, je suppose que ton filston a eu une journée de noël extraordinaire.
Je te fais de gros bisous et encore tous mes voeux pour 2013.

Lynn Cohen said...

I bet the kids loved that cake!
Your snowman painting is sweet too!
HPPF !

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Diana, I sure Jesus was pleased with his funny little snowman! Glad you had a wonderful time with your family. A blessed Christmas to you! Patsy

Anne Manda said...

Awesome cake! Can I have a piece of art, please! :)
Love your painted snowman, too - delicious colors! HPPF!

soulbrush said...

Delectable, delightful and delicious.Have a happy and very arty 2013 D.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful snowmen, Diana!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF and Happy New Year!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Siggadisart said...

Hi Diana. I love both your cake and your painting, you need to be an artist to make a cake like that :-)

Helen Campbell said...

Diana, your snowman cake is indeed a work of art! And it sounds yummy too! Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Love them both...and painting with icing ALWAYS counts! Yum!

Happy PPF and Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Yum!! Your snowman cake is saweeeet and makes my mouth water. That takes a lot of time-I used to decorate cakes like that..not any more tho. Your painting is adorable too.Thanks for the cake recipe. Happy PPF and happy New Year!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I want you to know I am sure that Jesus loved his cake! I mean who wouldn't love that cake - its total confection perfection!! I always love coming here and taking in your amazing creativity. I can't wait to see what the new year brings for you. Happy PPF and wishing you a wonderful creative and artful 2013.

annkrier said...

So awesome - I can not bake and I can not frost -you are so talented ! Happy PPF and cheers for a happy 2013 !

JKW said...

You can't post a goodie like that without an address, then I saw the recipe, OK, I guess that will do :) Your sn*wman looks delicious and the painted one looks like fun. I guess we do paint with all kinds of things, never looked at it like that. Happy New Year. Blessings, Janet PPF

Belinda Carson said...

Too cute! Wow! That cake looks too beautiful to cut into!!

Molly said...

Wow! That cake looks way too cute to eat! I bet Santa loved it!

 
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