Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An OOPS made Pretty!

Hi sweet ladies!

Well, today at the bakery we were to make a raspberry Torte. Now I have never made one before, but didn't think it would be to hard and we had been planing to do it for the last week. Tay had made the raspberry sauce for the filling all made. It was beautiful and tasty. Wish I had a pic of it. Tressa was in charge of making the chocolate cake. I was in charge of decorating it. I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like......... pretty! We baked the chocolate cake in two round 9" pans. We made up the frosting while we were waiting. It was going to be chocolate, and we needed chocolate ganache for the top of the cake.  It seemed like everything we needed to do, was made hard by not having the ingredients that we needed. The cakes were ready to start to put together. I was confident that it was going to be easy. Oh and the cake had been ordered for a birthday gift for a Professor. For some reason that makes it harder for us. 

I started frosting the bottom cake on the top with a thin layer of chocolate icing. Then I spread a thin layer of raspberry sauce. Now it was time to put the next cake layer on the top.

I couldn't believe my eyes. I got to giggling so hard.....then Tress got the giggles.........why now? Now I didn't tell you that our Top Boss was at our kitchen today. We couldn't let him see this! Hee hee! We kept watching the top of the cake fall apart before our eyes. One of the salad girls said it was looking like the Grand Canyon and just fill the cracks in with more ganache. Not going to work!  I had another layer that I could use, so I took the top layer off and thru it in a pan.......we would eat that later. I have to tell you this was the best chocolate cake we had ever had! We were going to make this cake beautiful. We continued to frost the cake and it started looking like this...........

I don't think the picture gives it justice, but it did turn out really pretty. Ganache is spread on the top. Shaved semi sweet chocolate was carefully sprinkled on about a 1/2" along the top edge of the ganache. I frosted the sides with chocolate frosting. We broke up chocolate pieces and pressed along the side on top of the frosting. Took some of the ganache and drizzled it along the edge. 

We learned a lot. One thing we will do when we have to do this same thing again tomorrow, is make the cake level!!!!!!! I have to make another cake! Two of the students at the college got engaged! We will be a little bit wiser.

Little Miss Fluff was doing great tonight when I took her out of the milk barn and the other chickens are enjoying the new nesting box also. 3 were all in the same box at the same time. Silly Rooster and Girls! Farm life at it's best! My sweet man told me that all the farm cats have found the nesting boxes.........I will have to figure out a place for them when the weather gets warmer.

Found this on pinterest tonight! I think I need one of these in the milk barn..........for the girls. My sister just sent me all the things I need to start felting.......on my list of to do's!!!!!! If you would like the pattern.......go HERE. 

It is adorable isn't it?

We only have 2 1/2 days left for the Gooseberry Patch/Prairie Flower Farm Party. Click HERE and you can enter, if you haven't already! 

Blessings and may God bless your day!



  1. Cake turned out beautifully, love the little nest! Just wanted to let you know the Valentine swap is up to 42 gals. Tomorrow is deadline to join. Thanks again for sharing.

  2. You can turn anything into shinola! such talent!!

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  4. Linda.. Hi! Your cake turned out amazing! Love your chickens' cute!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!


  5. It's so clever how you fixed the cake. I would never have thought to press the chocolate pieces on the sides. It looks yummy.
    The little bird nest is so sweet.
    Hope you have a blessed weekend.
    Hugs ~

  6. That cake looks wonderful! You are such a creative soul with those two matching daughters! You always make me smile! I hope all is well for you and I see the farm creatures are enjoying their day! Love to you! Anne

  7. You gals did a wonderful job of rescuing that cake!! And the little nest is just too sweet - I added it to my Pinterest board! Thanks for sharing the link, Linda - I hope to make some of these for Easter! Have a blessed day, dear!


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