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It’s here! Bake My Cake 2013. There are prizes and bragging rights on the line. Here’s how things are gunna go down: seven of you sent me wicked awesome graduation cakes. Seven amazing, butter-infused, sugar-laden masterpieces! This week, I’ll be featuring each cake in its own post. Yup, you’re gunna get up close and personal with our competitors. Then, on Monday, June 17th, all seven cakes will compete against one another in a buttercream battle for your votes. The winner will be announced (officially) on Tuesday, June 18th – graduation day! Let’s get started, shall we?
First up is this sprinkled masterpiece from my pal, Brandi.
Brandi included the following note with her entry:
Can I call you Movie? I did just bake an ah-mazing cake for you because you asked me for one, so I feel as though we’re tight like that. Plus, I’m from the US mid-south & that’s what we do, nickname people’s nicknames.
So, on to your cake. This ah-mazing work of art is a strawberry 4-layer cake, with a homemade strawberry compote filling, frosted with a delightfully fluffy cream cheese buttercream frosting with just a hint of macerated strawberries to boot. Then we piled a crap load of multi-colored sprinkles on top. & by we I mean me & my creepy step-kids. While our creepy dog stared us down. Daring us to turn our backs for just the slightest of seconds so she could sneak a lick. She’s a sneaky licker. But enough about creepy kids & dogs. As you will see from my 2 photos, there is absolutely no evidence of said creepers. It’s quite possible I made the whole thing up. The cake is real however & was devoured shortly after these photos were taken. Hope you enjoy them as your cake was enjoyed immensely by a large group of family & friends on absolutely no occasion at all other than your desire for cake.
Now, take a look at that cake. It fell off da hook, got hung back up, and then fell off da hook again. (That’s how a killah cake rolls, shorty.) It’s got, like, 10 pounds of sprinkles on it. Imagine the crunching sound they would make in your mouth! Awwwwww, yah! Strawberry compote filling? Yes, please. Cream cheese buttercream frosting? That’s cream so nice you’ve gotta say it twice. Do you even know what macerated strawberries ARE? No. Of course you don’t. No one does.
Just before Brandi sent me her entry, I officially registered my hopefully-launching-soon business, Sprinkle Toes. Did Brandi know this? No. But did Brandi sense this? Obviously. That’s the power of The Interwebs. In fact, Brandi’s entry arrived on the day I presented my plans for Sprinkle Toes at baking school, making this cake the perfect tribute to the next phase of my sprinkle-filled life. Brandi gets me.
Thanks for the graduation cake, Brandi! I loves it right hard like.
If you love Brandi’s cake as much as I do, you’ll be able to cast a vote for it on Monday, June 17th, 2013.