Cakes are totally a sure hit for summer picnics, parties, beach outings and well pretty much anytime you need a dessert to please just about everyone. Looking at this website I came across this "Vanilla Bean Cake," and couldn't help but be inspired by it summery look and colorful toppings. This cake looks like it would be absolutely perfect for a birthday party! It just looks so festive and colourful. I love all of the great rainbow colours included in it. This is a nice, simple tasting cake that would be great for any event where celebrations are to be had.
On this recipe website you will find Virginia, stay at home mom Roxana, a self taught baker, photographer and writer who has some great, from scratch recipes that claim to be no hassle and easy to do. Some of the types of recipes you'll find on this site are for chocolate, cookies and bars, pies and tarts, frozen treats, bread and quick breads, rolls and buns, muffins, scones and other breakfast treats, gluten free, egg free, dairy free, vegan, holiday and savory dishes. Theres certainly a variety of recipes to cover all your bases.
Some cake recipes are centuries old, so to say cake is an old favorite is an understatement. The name cake has Viking origins, from the Old Norse word "kaka". Typically cake is known as a sweet dessert that is similar to bread. The main ingredients usually consist of flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, milk and water, with a leavening ingredient of yeast or baking powder, fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, extracts can be added to the mix which is then baked. Cakes can be layered and filled with fruit preserves, pastry cream and iced with icing, buttercream, marzipan and piped borders. Cakes are popular for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, retirements and anniversaries.
Some favorite cake recipes are bundt cakes, German chocolate cake, coconut cake with coconut frosting, strawberry shortcake, devil's food cake, chocolate mousse cake, chocolate truffle cake, meyer lemon cake, red velvet cake, chocolate layer cake, coffee cake, pumpkin layer cake, vanilla maple cake, flourless chocolate espresso cake, hummingbird cake, traditional cakes such as babka and stollen.
There are whole shows on television dedicated to the decorating of cakes, which has become an industry unto itself, with special tools, colourings, candy melts, cake stands, fondant, icing charts, decorating classes, rolling pins, books, videos, cake pans, frosting bags and tips, and on and on. Cake decorating is a beautiful and delicious art, that has been inspiring generations of people for years, and I have to say it just keeps getting better and better.
To read more about this subject, visit the "Roxana's Home Baking" website. Try out this cake for your next celebratory event!