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Lincoln Nebraska Birthday Cakes | S’more Cake | Zach’s Birthday Cake

I surprised Zach, my son, with a special birthday cake from S’more Cake, a Lincoln Nebraska Birthday Cakes Bakery.  So I created this fun cake for him. Today is his birthday, Tom and I had a lot of fun solving the logistics for this cake. He has a taste for the beers from Germany, so this was an important central theme for this cake.

I started with a moist yellow cake, a recipe that has always been a taste pleaser with my family. Each of the three layers were moistened with berry syrup to add extra flavor and richness. Then between each layer was filled with a coconut pecan and milk chocolate frosting. I crumb coated the cake with the coconut pecan/milk chocolate frosting, added a layer of parchment paper cut to fit the top of the layers. Then I placed a cake pan, up right as the tub for the ice and beer bottles. The cake and pan were then coated with a rich fudge and peanut butter frosting to hold the fondant in place.

I cut brown marbled fondant in 2 inch by 7 1/2 inch strips, leaving a small opening between each strip to resemble the slates of a wooden bucket. The two added black horizontal strips finished the look of this wooden bucket. I added a finished edge at the top with the black fondant to complete the look of this bucket. Two bottles of the German beer and ice cubes added to the realistic look of this cake/beer bucket.

The look of surprise and pleasure on Zach’s face made all the effort worth it. Happy Birthday to a wonderful son!

 

Beer Bucket Birthday Cake

S’more Cake specializes in creating uniquely designed signature boutique cakes for all special occasions. Each cake is carefully designed to please and made with the highest quality ingredients. Cake designs are available for Lincoln, Nebraska City, Omaha, Wahoo, Seward, Gretna, Beatrice, Raymond and surrounding areas.

To see other Special Event Cakes, click here or contact me directly to schedule your complimentary consultation.

bonnie@smorecake.com

 

Lincoln Nebraska Wedding Cakes / S’more Cake / Scott and Kim’s Wedding Cake

S’more Cake Bakery, a Lincoln Nebraska Wedding Cakes bakery, was at the wedding reception for Scott and Kim in the Lincoln Train Station last weekend. The reception was beautiful with floral arrangements and gold accents that were mirrored in the design of their special cake.  The four tiered cake was decorated with many assorted fresh flowers, with the couples initials in gold leaf on the 10″ tier A decorated cake drum for the 10″ layer was also covered in gold leaf.

This specially designed cake was made up of four tiers and displayed on an antique cake plate picked out by the bride for this occasion. The bottom 12″ tier was a torted vanilla cake, flavored with grand mariner, filled with swiss meringue, raspberry puree and limeade buttercream frosting. The 10″ four layered tier was a torted coconut chocolate cake flavored with Maker’s Mark bourbon and filled with swiss meringue frosting. The 8″ tier was a torted lemon curd cake filled with lemon curd and lemon buttercream. The anniversary tier was a carrot cake, filled with cream cheese and sour cream frosting, and will be saved for the couple’s first anniversary. The entire cake was frosted with flavored swiss meringue.

The groom’s cake choice was a carrot cake filled with cream cheese, sour cream frosting and decorated with green cream cheese frosting to look like a golf green. The bride and groom were designed with fondant, with the groom putting a golf ball and the bride ( in a nurse’s costume)  ready to give the groom a shot with a syringe. It was a cute and playful scene for this wonderful couple.

S’more Cake wishes the best to this great couple for their new life together.

S’more Cake specializes in creating boutique wedding cakes. We love sweet and beautiful cakes! We also love to be a part of the celebrations that mark the important milestones in the lives of family and friends, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday or any time we can get family and friends together. That’s when the magic of celebrations begins and S’more Cake believes that cakes become the distinctive part of that celebration. Thank you for considering S’more Cake for you special occasion!

To see other Wedding Cakes, click here or contact me directly to schedule your complimentary consultation

bonnie@smorecake.com

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Lincoln Nebraska Special Events Cake | S’more Cake | St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold Cake

S’more Cake,  Lincoln Nebraska special events cake bakery created this cake for St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold Cake. This rich cake was made from a recipe that features Bailey’s Irish Cream. It is a three layer cake filled with the green tinted Bailey’s frosting, making a very festive looking slice of cake. The cake is formed to the shape of a pot and covered with a lemon flavored fondant , brushed with silver luster to resemble a silver pot. A green shamrock was placed in the front of the pot. Fondant coins brushed with gold luster and a rainbow decorate the top of this cake. This was great fun to make. I am including the recipe for this cake for your pot of gold!

St. Pat’s Pot of Gold Cake

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake

2 c. all purpose flour                  1/2 c. butter or margarine cut into pieces

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder           1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon              4 eggs

1/2 tsp salt                                    1 1/3 c. sugar

1/8 tsp ground cloves                 3/4 c Bailey’s Irish Cream

Preheat oven 350. Butter and flour 3 (7″) round cake pans. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves; set aside. In small pot over medium heat combine Irish Cream and butter; heat until butter melts and mixture almost boils. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Cover to keep warm. In bowl with mixer at high speed beat eggs until pale yellow and tripled in volume, 7-8 minutes. Reduce speed to medium; beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until combined. Reduce speed to low, in thin steady stream beat hot Irish Cream mixture into egg mixture until combined. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Divide batter into pans. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Frosting

2 3/4 c. heavy cream                    1/4 c. sugar

1/3 c. Bailey’s Irish Cream           1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine heavy cream, Irish Cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon with mixer at high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form, 3-5 minutes. refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Lincoln Nebraska Wedding Cakes |S’more Cake |My Favorite Chocolate Cake

S’more Cake, Lincoln Nebraska Wedding Cakes Bakery, I designed a delicious chocolate cake that would be a perfect centerpiece for a holiday wedding or special event. This is my favorite chocolate cake because I love espresso and cream with my chocolate cake, or rather IN my chocolate cake. This chocolate cake recipe was the perfect choice for my mini cupcake show case and it fit into the central theme of the Wedding Crash at Wilderness Ridge. It was designed for brides planning their upcoming weddings during the holiday seasons. The cake design was done in delicate white edible sugar lace, sugar burgundy roses and leaves. It consisted of two tiers with three layers of chocolate cake, filled with my best truffle ganache and a filling of raspberry swiss meringue. It was crumb coated with chocolate fudge frosting and covered in raspberry flavored fondant.

I also want to share a couple of helpful insights that I learned this week. First, always use a oven thermometer. I found out that my oven was 23 degrees cooler than it was supposed to be. No wonder my cakes had to stay in the oven longer than the recipe recommended. Secondly, while watching the food net work program, I found out that the height of the cake and the height of the filling of that cake should be a ratio of one to one or one to two, depending on the density of the filling. Interesting. We really need to enjoy our frostings in that case!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

 

Espresso Coffee, Dark Semisweet Chocolate and Cream

This Sweetheart Chocolate Cake is filled with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Swiss Meringue with White Fondant

 

Lincoln Nebraska Bakery |S’more Cake | Adalyn’s Smash Cake

At S’more Cake, a Lincoln Nebraska Bakery, we designed the cake for our grand daughter’s smash cake. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her older sister, Allie, and their parents, Alex and Nicolette Dixon. We love our delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, which was one of the tiers in her parent’s wedding cake, so we were sure that this was the cake for Adalyn. We were all very curious to see if she would like this new taste of food, ….sugar! She is a very good vegetable eater, but hasn’t had much experience with sweets. It was a 7 inch, two layer cake filled with the cream cheese and designed with the rose pattern detail, so she could play with the frosting as she liked.

Her mommy, Niki, was the photographer for the photo shoot she had planned for this event. We set up the tipi in an area of the park near her home, timed it close to sundown, so that there would be the best lighting for the photograph. It was so beautiful with all the rich autumn leaves and trees.  We were all set up and watching to see her reaction to the cake, however, she was somewhat bewildered and didn’t enjoy the situation right away. With big sister’s help and music from mommy’s phone, she soon began to enjoy the birthday treat!

I love how perfect these photographs are and they are a wonderful memory of the great time we had together!

Photography: Nicolette Dixon Photography @www.nicolettedixonphotography.com/

Adalyn has her birthday smash cake with her big sister Allie

Adalyn is tasting her smash cake

Adalyn likes the cream cheese filling for her smash cake

Adalyn enjoys her cake with her woodland friends