Preschool Graduation Cake

Howdy and hello!  It’s been raining cats and dogs here in the Lone Star State!  Anyhoo here is a cake that I made this week for a preschool graduation!  😀

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Lemon Buttercream Icing

Lemon Buttercream Icing

Hello there!  Today I’m sharing a refreshing Lemon Buttercream recipe.  😀  It is heavenly.  I could eat this stuff with a spoon.  It’s not too sweet or sour, it’s just right.  🙂  I choose to dress some lemon cupcakes with it!  To top it off I added a pink fondant lemon slice!  🙂  Put this one in your recipe box, trust me.

Lemon Buttercream Icing by Redbird Recipes

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp clear Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 tsp Lemon Extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 4 cups Confectioner’s Sugar

Directions:

  • Cream the softened butter.
  • Mix in vanilla, lemon, and milk.
  • Mix in 1 cup of sugar at a time.  Use a spatula on the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix until icing forms stiff peaks.

*This icing is best kept cold until 30 minutes before serving.

http://www.redbirdrecipes.com

French Vanilla Cake Filling

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This weekend I took a shot at making an ombre cake using an icing scraper for a smooth edge.  While it doesn’t look exactly like the picture that inspired me, it is still super delicate and feminine which is what I was going for.  😀

Today, I’d like to share a simple cake filling that you can whip up in the blink of an eye!  All you need are the ingredients for Jello French Vanilla Instant Pudding and a packet of Dream Whip!  🙂

If you haven’t noticed I’m a newbie to cakes and cake decorating!  For this cake I didn’t put very much filling and I wish I had put a lot more.  So if you use this filling don’t cheat yourself!  Use it all!  🙂

French Vanilla Cake Filling

French Vanilla Cake Filling

Ingredients:

  • JELLO French Vanilla Instant Pudding, 1 packet
  • Milk
  • Dream Whip, 1 packet
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  • Mix together pudding as directed.
  • Mix together Dream Whip as directed.
  • Mix both mixes together.
  • Let set in the fridge for approx 15 minutes.

http://www.redbirdrecipes.com

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I WON Best Staff Entry at the Edible Book Festival April 2015

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My Hobbit cake entry got 1st in it’s category of Best Staff Entry!  🙂  I was super excited as this was my first ever food contest!! 😀  Each entry had to be constructed out of 100% food and be themed to a book.  I chose to depicted the cover of the book the Hobbit.  It’s a classic scene of the book’s hero Bilbo Baggins sneaking through a hoard of gold that is being guarded by the fierce dragon, Smaug.

I am very proud of this nerdy cake for sure!!!

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