12/12/2012

Blue Velvet Winter Cake


This was my first attempt at baking a layer cake, as well as the first time I've baked Blue Velvet cake (turned out more of a Teal Velvet cake didn't it?). I've said this time and time again but I am not a cook, not a baker and I have made very few attempts in my life until recently. I've always been more of the decorator/froster during baking adventures and even with this I had a purely visual plan for this cake and didn't think about flavor initially at all! I've never had Blue Velvet cake but was extremely intrigued, I found a recipe online that can take a normal box cake and with some tweaks turn it into Blue Velvet, it wasn't perfect but it was delicious (cream cheese frosting makes everything good)!

The cake stand is a slab of wood on top of a milk glass candy dish, that simple. Don't worry, I cut a circle of brown wax paper to separate the cake from the wood. Then I topped it off with lots of silver tinsel, Christmas trees and little deer. I think I'll try this in cupcake form next!

Have you been baking much this season? Pointers are always welcome here!

38 comments :

  1. This is the cutest cake I've seen in a really long while...I had NO idea they made Blue velvet cake! It must taste delicious! The lil deer and wood placeboard is so cute & so different! Kudos to you!! =)

    I'm making a cake in my class tonight and we are doing layers...I dread it. I never get mine right and I'm the teacher! Ahh! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  2. The only thing I'm good at is making pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes that my gramma taught me how to make. Other than that, I just buy a cake in a box haha. I love the way your presented your cake in pictures! It's lovely!

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  3. I like how you used blue instead of red - it's a pretty change! I haven't been baking recently, out of laziness. Hopefully soon, though.

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    1. I thought about doing a red layer! Maybe next time.

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  4. All your photos are so beautiful! How do you have such amazing light? I want to live in your place!

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    1. Bay windows! They really help with natural light.

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  5. What a beautiful cake! The cake toppers are adorable. Your blog is definitely a new favorite of mine! :)

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  6. This blue velvet cake is perfection. I've never had a blue velvet cake! The cake toppers are amazing as well.

    Summer x

    http://ohsummercandy.blogspot.com

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    1. This was the first one I've ever eaten! I've seen them online a bit but never in a bakery or anything, they're super hard to find.

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  7. It looks so delicious and gorgeous..! Love the little deer on top ^^ Adorable photos.. and you must share the recipe if this tastes as good as it looks :)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  8. I am terrrible at baking, I wouldn't dream of attempting something this fancy. But this looks so yummy!!! I love that you can't tell its colour before cutting into it. I can imagine people "oooooooooh'-ing as they're handed a slice


    chloex
    www.bythelock.com

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    1. Hiding the color was so much fun! I kind of want to do that with every cake now!

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  9. What?! I've never heard of "blue velvet cake", but it looks so good! Really cute display too!

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  10. What a gorgeous cake!! I love the tiny deer on top. So cute! :)

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  11. From the title of the post, I assumed that the inside of this cake was blue and I couldn't wait to see a photo of the cake itself! It looks so yummy, even if it is blue! Like a winter wonderland made of sugar.

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    1. Haha maybe it's just me but I love food that comes in wild colors!

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  12. So pretty! Definitely appropriate for this time of year.

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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  13. This is amazing and so, so pretty. I am horrible cook, like - terrible. But one of my biggest goals is to learn how to start baking and now that I *just* graduated, I can start doing that. Here's some inspiration for me :]
    {Em ♥ teatreevintage.blogspot.com}

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    1. Something in me has awakened and now after 25 years of not caring, I really want to be a good cook but I am SO behind. Better late than never right?

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  14. Never heard of a blue velvet cake but that looks delicious! Great job!

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  15. This cake looks (and probably tastes) AHH-mazing!

    Lovely blog - Hello from a new follower!

    -Rebecca

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  16. OMG!!! I LOVE using blue to decorate during the holidays...this is AMAZING!!!

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  17. Im not a baker either but you make me want to attempt this simply because of how beautiful it looks! Lovely!

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    1. Haha, yeah... 80% of my drive for learning to bake is because pastries are so darn cute!

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  18. I know you say you're not a baker but you had me fooled! That cake looks incredible! I just love velvet cakes. I want to get into baking so badly, but so far all I've attempted is a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. The recipe was from the back of the Libby's pumpkin can, but I still managed to burn the top of the pie. I'll live vicariously through you!

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  19. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm so happy I got to discover your blog through it, as I really think you have created a beautiful little space here.
    I would love to stay in touch with you!
    -Kati

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  20. You are such a great stylist, miss! What a fresh take on red velvet, I love it!! Awesome job lady :D!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  21. That looks so amazingly delicious!!! I'm hungry now.

    -Sabrina
    http://thelittleowlshop.blogspot.com

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  22. I am totally blown away by this, it's so pretty! This will make a great cake for a rustic or vintage wedding. Beautiful job!

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  23. Cream cheese frosting really does make everything better. Cake looks beautiful!

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  24. That looks great, go you! I'm a terrible baker, like I've started things on fire, but now that I have a son I feel obligated to attempt christmas cookies and things. No disasters so far...

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  25. Looks wonderful! Well done! :) I love all your wee decorations too! :) Zoë x

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  26. That's a BEAUTIFUL cake! Wow, I'm truly amazed, that's really awesome. It looks delicious and the little deer are way too cute. Lovely ♥

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  27. Awesome! Even though the word BLUE was in the title, I didn't expect that... silly me! I planned to bake cupcakes for my friends and even bought special cases and labels, but then I got roped into doing a secret santa, so my cupcake plan went down the drain :(

    http://polkadotspincushionsblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. This looks great! I love the shock of blue inside the cake. Such a darling touch! The set up and decoration of this is just as sweet, and all around am impressed with your hard work!

    http://positivelybri.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love the idea of blue velvet (as opposed to red) and the cake stand is beautiful and perfect.

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  30. This looks sooooooo yummy & I don't even like cream cheese frosting! Haha. I love the way that you styled everything for the photos. Gorgeous!

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