Class Night 1
Class Night 2
Class Night 3
This time, I bought a brand new non-stick pan. The cake popped right out! Woohoo!! But… when I left it sitting on the counter for an hour, the middle sunk. Oh golden glow, how you have failed me. There were no third chances. I flipped it over and put it on a plate hoping it would have the correct consistency to ice despite being baked just hours before my class. I frost my cupcakes 15 min after they are out of the oven and have no problems.
- If the cake is uneven (ie it has a giant sump in the middle of it), you can just fill that in with frosting and then the cake is flat. Give that piece to someone who really likes frosting.
- To keep the cake from being uneven in the first place, you can use magic strips. Apparently these things magically keep the cake flat. I clearly did not try them so I can’t personally vouch for them.
- You can make an amazing embroidered pattern simply by pressing a paper towel into the cake. I really want to try this on a cupcake. This will be coming soon.
- Did I mention I learned how to make roses? I had no idea that these could be made in advance and then placed onto the cake using frosting as glue.
All said, I would highly recommend classes at Sallies. Everyone was friendly and patient and they know their stuff. I look forward to taking level two at some point, although the teacher did already warn me that if I take level two I better not show up with my natural frosting. Hmmm.
Because of the above-mentioned class and homework and the fact that I was already making a golden glow cake, I decided to make golden glow cupcakes to go with the golden glow cake. I used the classic chocolate cream cheese frosting though instead of the sweet shortening one I made for class. Expect a more creative cupcake again next week.
How’d they taste? They were good but really really dry. When I mentioned this to my mom, she pointed out that the golden glow is always dry. You are supposed to drink some milk after every bite. It was, in fact, perfect with some milk and the frosting still ranks up as some of my favorite frosting ever.
Golden Glow Cupcakes: Back to School Time
- 2 1/4 c flour
- 3 t baking powder
- 1 t salt
- 1 1/4 C sugar
- 1/2 C butter
- 3/4 C milk
- 2 T milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 3 T milk
- 3 C powdered sugar
- 2 squares 2 oz of melted unsweetened bakers chocolate
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar
Add butter and 3/4 C milk
Beat two min
Add 2T milk, eggs and vanilla
Beat 2 minutes
Bake 350 for 25 - 35 min
Soften cream cheese with milk
Gradually add powdered sugar
Mix in melted chocolate