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Elliott’s Second Birthday Cake

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Sporadic once again, geez! At any rate, have a look at this cake! Making cakes for little kids is a nice change: for some reason, even though most of the adults I know are pretty unrefined (which is, of course, a good thing) with kids’ cakes I really feel I can let loose with the whimsy. Animal crackers! Clouds! Balloons! I found these great vegan animal crackers at Shopper’s Drug Mart as part of their (usually quite inexpensive!) Organics brand/line. So naturally, an elephant holding a balloon was the direction this cake rightfully took. For the cake part, I used the marble cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: am I the only one that baked almost everything out of this book for about a year and a half, and now neglects the book full time due to cake burnout? Poor old chestnut. For the filling, I used the cashew mascarpone recipe from Nonna’s Italian Kitchen, with added cocoa. Was alright as fillings go, but I ended up wishing I’d gone the old fruity route. And, for the frosting, a regular old shortening/ icing sugar trial. Hooray for cake! (And for late entries– I made this back in May, for crying out loud!)





Written by phdelicious

August 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm

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  1. What a sweet cake, Jess! You are such a pro!

    Recipe for Delicious

    August 14, 2010 at 2:56 am

    • Thanks, lady!


      August 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm

  2. Beautiful cake – what a lucky kid!


    August 15, 2010 at 4:53 am

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