Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Strawberry Sandwich Cakes

These little cakes aren't homemade but came straight from a box mix with very little alteration. Once the batter was mixed according to the package directions and ready to go , I did take a little bit and add some chocolate syrup. I spooned just a little bit of the chocolate batter into the center of the flower pans to make the centers on the cakes. then I topped that with the reserved strawberry batter.

The cake mix made more than enough to fill up the six little flowers that this pan makes so there are a few cupcakes too. The cakes popped right out of the pan adter about 10-15 minutes of cooling. Next I had to decide on whether or not to top them with anything. I had about decided to leave them plain and then up came my husband to ask what kind of icing I was going to use.

I like the flower detail that the pan creates and didn't want to lose that by icing the top. I know it would be possible to ice them and retain all that pretty flower detail. But that would require a lot of work and getting out all my cake decorating tools. I really wanted to save that project for another time.

So I took a look in the pantry and found a can of cream cheese icing. I decided to cut the cooled cakes in half and spread the bottome layer with the premade icing. Then I put the top back on to make the sandwich. Still a nice pretty flower but with a rich creamy filling. Yum!

12 comments:

Bezzie said...

DROOL!

Jessica said...

So, do you want my address to send me some?! LOL ;D

cpurl17 said...

I so wish I was your neighbor

Wendy Dorrel said...

How clever! Those look super yummerific. :)

Meghann said...

Yum! Can I have some?:)

Zonda said...

Drool city!!! Very yummy! Great way to add the icing! :)

gilraen said...

Yes pass the plate! Yum vicarious indulgence. :)

Thank you for the help with the bag and handles. I will add the bamboo ones today. :)

Stacie said...

yum yum yummy yummy yum!! those flower cakes are sooooo pretty! I saw a silicone flower cake pan, must have one!

mel said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmm!

jackie said...

SUCH a great idea. i have been toying with buying one of these pans, but wondering if i would really use it--this is almost too cool to resist.

Mom said...

I hope hubby knows how lucky he really is to have you!!!

Dipsy said...

This goes to show what little pieces of art one can make from simple box mixes - you have me drooling here, absolutely!