Monday, January 7, 2008

First cake with the Kitchenaid

Okay! I was a bit intimidated at first. You know, I was used to working with a hand mixer and all. But then, after cautiously getting everything ready, I turned it on… and WOW!… The Kitchenaid mixer is amazing! It works so good – I even felt guilty for a minute (or more like a few seconds) like I had taken all the fun out of baking because it was doing all the work. Then, memories of my arm aching quickly knocked me back to my senses.

Oh… and I love the handled bowl, too. I even have a pink Kitchenaid spatula (another Christmas present) to go with it. The only thing I am wondering is why didn’t I get one of these before now.

Anyway, here’s the first little cake with my new mixer. I used some lovely artwork created by my niece as the inspiration for the decoration.

Purple and Pink Cake

Purple and Pink Cake

Rachel said...

Oh my, that is so pretty!! I’ll bet it’s yummy too.

So glad you are enjoying the mixer!

January 9, 2008 07:01 PM
GeeGee said...

Thanks Rachel and thanks for stopping back by.

January 10, 2008 03:25 AM
Chris (cdjkssss on SCS) said...

I love that you used your niece’s art for inspiration – bet she did too!

April 17, 2008 02:07 AM
Bakerella said...

She really did! I should get her to draw some more.

April 17, 2008 02:34 AM
Donna Benson said...

love what you do on your site–delicious! I gave a shout out to you and your niece (and her artwork!) on my website, The Cupcakes CLub…a children’s book series.Take a look here:
link to Hope you enjoy and thanks for all your creative work!

May 6, 2008 02:07 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks, she’ll be thrilled!

May 8, 2008 04:18 AM
Tranquility said...

Oh my goodness… that is so adorable!

January 22, 2009 09:55 AM
hannah said...

only 8 comments? i thought there would be more. this cake is awesome and so is that artwork!

September 27, 2009 02:32 AM
hannah said...

btw, thx for the e-mail. my mom is thrilled :)

September 27, 2009 02:33 AM
applemint_jackie said...

WOW! and she’s adorable..

October 1, 2009 06:28 AM
Brooke said...

wow, for some reason I can never get my frosting smooth enough to do something like that! i always have a ton of visible marks from the spatula, or the frosting slides around, or both (usually both). im curious, is it a technique you use, the intrument (knife, spatula, etc.) or the frosting? (or all three) … i bet its the frosting because im still using store bought stuff (not quite confident enough to make my own….yet). can you help me out a little?

Thanks for your time =]

October 13, 2009 10:56 AM
Maureen said...

I would say a big part of it is the frosting. Store bought frosting is really too soft. Frosting is super easy to make, especially a cream cheese frosting. My favorite tool of choice is an offset spatula. I like using a smaller 5″ one from Wilton because I have more control over it.

November 13, 2009 01:58 AM
Victoria said...

Dip your spatula in hot water before you smooth out the frosting and you will get that finished look you want. Don’t get the frosting too wet, though.

December 6, 2009 12:34 AM
brooke said...

your cake is so pretty I love your cakes you are amagazin

January 9, 2010 11:31 AM
Maggie said...

You’re so good at piping. Do you have any tips? I’m great with the baking part but I tend to mess up decorating. lol

March 29, 2010 04:52 PM
miss jonie said...

you are so cool Aunt Bakerella to use her art work WOW

April 24, 2010 05:41 AM
sydnee said...

I love that cake.Did you use fondant

June 25, 2010 04:31 PM
Fariah said...

This is a beautiful cake! I love that you used your niece’s art for inspiration.

January 3, 2011 07:25 PM
manboje said...

cute niece.

January 26, 2011 08:46 AM
manboje said...

as in C-U-T-E CUTE. Cyoot.

January 26, 2011 08:47 AM
MCS gal said...

kidding… it’s me up there with #20-21.

January 26, 2011 08:49 AM
MCS gal said...

didn’ t realize I had “manboge” as a username. What the heck.

January 26, 2011 08:50 AM
Grace said...

Too cute! Too cool! And your neice….WAY too cute!

I gotta get me one of those mixers!

April 11, 2012 11:46 AM
Anonymous said...

but how do u make it

May 12, 2012 01:50 PM
anna said...


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