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Fox Cake

Fox Cake

Here’s how to make a Fox Cake for a Woodlands Theme party. Featuring a time lapse video and a *free* cake template.

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Hi my name is Sylvester and I mind my Ps & Qs.  Walking in the woodlands is my favorite thing to do.

My favorite pastime is chasing fluttering butterflies and rolling in colorful falling leaves.  And my secret wish is to belong to a little boy to love and please. 

I’m not a sly fox, I’m clever as can be. I’ll brighten your day to celebrate and be a perfect woodlands theme.

And thanks so much in advance, for choosing me for your cake.

Love ,

Sylvester

The vanilla bean cake was filled with a caramel buttercream and covered in Dulce de Leche Ganache.

The ganache recipe here on the blog will be one of your favorites – easily spreadable and most importantly the perfect color brown to accent this Woodlands Theme Fox Cake.

Detailed accents on this cake makes it an easy conversation starter at your next Woodlands Theme party and when you watch the time lapse video on How to Make a Fox Cake, you will be amazed at how simple the decorations are to add to the overall design.

So…..

STAY CLEVER LITTLE FOX

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FOX CAKE *FREE* DESIGN TEMPLATE

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Dulce de Leche Ganache

Dulce de Leche Ganache

Just the sound of Dulce de Leche Ganache rolling off of the tongue ignites visons of silky caramel delight.

Doesn’t it?

A traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing sugar in milk, La Lechera has made this ganache one step easier.

When beginning this blog I made a promise. Any steps along the way that had given me headaches would be eliminated for my busy bees.

Just the thought of getting hateful comments…sigh...I hate getting stung and gotta protect my hive.

And this Dulce de Leche Ganache is rated high for success.

One promise that was made:  simple  & successful ganache  recipes.

If you’re a newbie to the caking world ganache is a good way to be buzzing the hive with no sign of entry.

In the beginning, I must have thrown out a multitude of ganache concoctions. In fact, it was when noticing the hubby getting a little wide in the girth that the racoons began to get fatter.

Seriously, the head racoon is super-sized. He’d fight off the mob when throwing out a batch. One night he took the whole bowl and ran off. Didn’t see him for a week. He probably went into a sugar coma.

Now he stares at the backdoor and looks perturbed with getting food scraps. ‘Where’s the ‘fr****ing’ chocolate dudette!’

With a smooth creamy taste of caramel, Dulce de Leche Ganache will be one of your favorites recipes. No hours spent caramelizing the condensed milk or time / fails making caramel sauce.

It’s a guarantee ‘nailed it’ recipe. And having La Lechera Dulce de Leche in the fridge, it’s ‘nom nom delicious!

CHOCOLATE IS TO WOMEN WHAT DUCT TAPE IS TO MEN

IT FIXES EVERYTHING

While you are here, mosey on over to the Smoked Chocolate Raspberry Ganache and Chipotle Chocolate Ganache. Both are simple to make and taste delicious.
The Dulce de Leche Ganache cake in this blog post was the base party cake for the Owl Cake Tutorial. Don’t forget to check it out!

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Print Recipe
Dulce de Leche Ganache Yum
A traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing sugar in milk, La Lechera has made this ganache one step easier. With a smooth creamy taste of caramel, Dulce de Leche Ganache will be one of your favorites recipes. ~ recipe by BB Bakes Sugar Art
Dulce de Leche
Servings
cups
Servings
cups
Dulce de Leche
Instructions
  1. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Note: if using bar chocolate, chop into small pieces. Pour in the dulce de leche; stir to combine.
  2. In a saucepan bring cream and corn syrup to a simmering boil. Once the mixture begins to foam, immediately remove from heat.
  3. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and dulce de leche. Swirl bowl to submerge chocolate.
  4. Cover bowl and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk gently until smooth.
  6. Press plastic wrap / saran wrap over the ganache. Allow to sit onto the countertop overnight.
  7. Beat at medium-speed until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  8. For a beautiful frosted cake, spread a thin layer of ganache on top and sides of cake. Place the cake into the fridge until ganache is firm to touch. Proceed to frost the cake with ganache. Note: the first layer of frosting being chilled makes it easier to apply the second layer of ganache for a beautiful finish to your cake.

Owl Cake

Owl Cake

The wise little owl boasted to his prankster friend, “Wow! Look at me! I’m featured on Owl Cake.”

Crowley’s covered his eyes with a right wing and moaned, “That’s all I need in my life right now is a feather fluffed owl hooting in my oak tree.”

So the crow flew off deeper into the woods to get away from the boasting owl.

He was on a mission.

A mission to make the owl cake pale in comparison. It was the time to show up his owl friend and quieten all his hoots.

He had to decide what to do.

And then the crow remembered the town was having a bake sale and off he flew.

He was on a mission and knew what to do.

Gathering lots of trinkets that glistened in the sun, he decorated a cake with his treasures, one by one.

A crowd began to gather with lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ for his work of art. And the judges gave him a blue ribbon for doing his part.

With the proof in his beak he flew towards the woods. His mission to make a crow cake felt so good.

The little owl looked at the ribbon and rotated his head 270 degrees. You’re a little prankster that takes what he sees. A stolen ribbon has nothing to prove.  An owl cake has meaning, if you get my groove.

Seeing the hurt in the eyes of the crow, the wise owl knew. Crowley had won the award so he began to hoot.

‘So let’s all give a hoot!’

And they all followed suit.

The moral of the story:  In a world where you can be anything. Be yourself.

AN ORIGINAL IS ALWAYS WORTH MORE THAN A COPY

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Owl Cake

How to Make an Owl Cake

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Can I Refrigerate a Fondant Cake?

Can I Refrigerate a Fondant Cake?

Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? How do I keep my fondant decorations from melting?  I read these questions in Facebook groups all the time.

And yes you can! Let me show you how.

Here are examples of decorated cakes that were refrigerated. Yep, these cakes were in the fridge fully decorated before these photos.

Unicorn Princess Cake – An enchanting buttercream cake with fondant decorations and gorgeous Unicorn Sprinkle Pop sprinkles.

Flamingo Shower CakeBella the Flamingo fondant cake with fondant and gumpaste decorations accented with Wilton Easter sprinkles on a buttercream border.

Mermaid Cake – Color dusted Merry the Mermaid on a fondant cake with fondant ruffles accented with cookie sand and candy pearls.

Princess Cake – a 2-tier fondant ruffled Princess cake (except the crown) with the brooch and pearls.

And photo down below: the top tier of a wedding cake (excuse the pic, it’s one of the 1st and before my camera) covered in fondant with a sugar lace design. The tier is in the refrigerator waiting for assembly.

The best part of a chilled cake? It stabilizes the cake for delivery. With this technique, you will never post, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake? again.

And if you live in a humid hot area, this technique will keep the flowers and toppers from wilting.

I can still remember the 1st fondant cake. I had a panic attack with nightmares that the fondant had slowly slid off the buttercream. I’d wake up and check to make sure the cake was still standing. It was dismal.

And then Erica O’Brien saved the day. I’d actually like to take credit for this cake problem solver, but it wouldn’t be fair.  Thanks Erica, I sleep like a babe now.

How not to ask, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake?

Let’s get started…

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Step 1:  On a safe cutting surface set box upright.  Carefully use a knife or exacto blade and cut down one side of the box.

Step 2.  Using shipping tape, flip the box over and secure the top flaps. With the box right up, tape the center of the box. Flip the box over and tape the bottom outside of the box for stability. In my opinion, you cannot use enough tape for the bottom if using this box for delivery.

Step 3.  Place a small baking mat onto the bottom of the box to keep the cake from sliding for security.

Step 4. Place the finished cake onto the mat.

Step 5. Close the box with strips of shipping tape and place into the fridge. The corrugated box will soak up any moisture. Allow the box to come to room temperature for at least 10 minutes before removing the cake.

So, start hoarding those Amazon boxes. I do.

Now you know the answer to, Can I refrigerate a fondant cake?

Yes, you can.

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Ballerina Cake

Ballerina Cake

Little girls dream of being a ballerina and this dancing Ballerina Cake will keep you on pointe with a cake pattern and time lapse video.

Let’s meet a Ballerina named Florina and warmup at the barre.

Florina was a ballerina who loved to twirl. Even strangers on the streets asked, “Are you dizzy, girl?”

Spinning three times and ending with a plie, Florina told everyone who’d listen, “I’m going to be a ballerina on stage one day.”

Her favorite class was with the ballerina, Madame Trudeau. It was the day of the week she wore her pink hairbow.

Stretching at the barre and getting lots of praise, she reminded the class their first recital was in five days.

The music began and chill bumps dotted her arms. It was time to dance and show off her practiced charms.

Smiling brightly with her chin up slightly, she pranced onto the stage. For this was her moment to shine as she spun on a dime and judging by the  audience response, clearly amazed.

She was so excited after the show and her dad gifted her with a rose. Not knowing what her parents had in store, they led her into a room with balloons galore.

And to her surprise classmates were waiting, anticipating the look upon her face. Oh me. Oh my. She had completely forgotten, it was her sixth birthday.

Heart full of grace her eyes focused on the cake and she squealed with delight. Closing her eyes to blow out the candles, she whispered giddily, “I wish, I might, remember this night” and her eyes shone bright.

A ballerina on stage on her birthday and a ballerina cake, those three wishes had come true.

In her own little world Florina the ballerina began to twirl. She twirled and twirled…and twirled.

WITHOUT DANCE, WHAT’S THE POINTE?

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Ballerina Cake

How to Make a Ballerina Cake. Free Template.

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