You Can Have your Cake, and Eat it Too!

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       If you follow us on any of our other media platforms, you might know that I am going to be a Grandma this November! (And if you don't follow us, you should! We are on Instagram and Facebook!) I am over the moon, and because I was having so much fun decorating cupcakes for our recent classes (We have one coming up this Monday the 16th in Portland at Beanstalk Montavilla! Buy tickets here, jut click on our "Cook with Us" link in our menu) I decided to make the cake for my daughter's reveal party! 

       Now, I have made many cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes...all of the above. But making a cake from scratch AND decorating it for all to see?? Nope. Of course, I wanted it to look amazing! The reveal was on a Sunday. So in between the Thursday ultrasound (YAY IT'S A GIRL!) ,and  a Northwest Nibbles event that Saturday, I had a cake to make! Um, and decorate it to perfection? I have 2 tips here for anyone that is thinking about doing this.  

    First: Time! Give yourself time, not 3 days like I did! Don't get me wrong, the cake was gorgeous to an untrained eye. That leads me to... Second: Frosting! Make more! No, more! You might have guessed by now, I ran out of frosting. I did some damage control, did you notice the cute flags I made?

    Needless to say, the party went on. Everyone loved the cake, and I was super proud of how it turned out for being my first time. We have encouraged you before to get out and try something new, so go!! Try a new food, craft, or just visit somewhere in your neighborhood you have never been before. Maybe even make a cake for a reveal party...


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