Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The kids and I decided that the best way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day was with a cake. Yes, nothing honours the death of a saint from the 400s like cake. But not just any cake: green marbled cake! I made two batches of Isa and Terry's basic vanilla cupcake recipe, and dyed one green with Wilton's gel dye. 1/4 of the of plain batter went into a buttered and floured 8" cake pan, followed by 1/4 of the green batter, then 1/4 of the white, and 1/4 of the green. I repeated with a second 8" pan, then used a knife to slice through the batter to get the marbled look. I then baked the cakes for 22 mins, as per the recipe.

The frosting is Isa and Terry's buttercream frosting. After laying down a layer of frosting, Son #1 drew a picture of a leprechaun on it with a toothpick, and I filled it in with frosting. Son #2 suggested the shamrock and Son #3 licked all the bowls clean.

18 comments:

Kiersten said...

Adorable!

Janet said...

YUM! can you add in a side view? and mail me a slice? :)

Tiffany said...

It's so cute and festive! :) I like the idea of green marbled cake.

dreaminitvegan said...

What a cute cake! Great decorating.
I have to tell you this is my second year using your corned seitan "beef" recipe, per request of my son. I add it to a cabbage stew. It's the best recipe out there and I've tried a few. Thanks!!!

Neta said...

Great teamwork, that's a beautiful cake :)

Emmy said...

Wow! That is so cute! Great job!! But it was super yummy too!

Skye said...

mmmm, that looks AMAZING! Very cute leprechaun!

Tamara said...

The cake looks beautiful! Your sons did an incredible job. Future chefs or artists maybe :)

Bianca said...

That is awesome! I'd love to see an inside shot with all the swirly green-ness.

Mary said...

Where is the inside shot?! I want to see this marbled action!

Your son drew a great leprechaun, and you are skilled with frosting.

Keli The Great said...

that cake looks awesome by the way. nice work!

foodfeud said...

Is there a picture of the marbled inside?

blessedmama said...

How fun! How did you get the face to come out so neatly? Good job.

Brittany Boersma said...

ha! this looks like a lot of fun! Nice work!

mahadevi said...

I have to admit I've never seen a St. Patrick's Day cake, but now I'm thinking, "why not?"

You are such a good dad! I remember the cake you made for your son's birthday last summer. It's very cute!

Morgyn said...

You can't tell us about green marble cake and not show us a picture of the inside! Come ON! :P

Kate said...

Awwww, cute family moment, to be sure!

céline said...

That's what I call "Team work" at his best.