Monday, April 17, 2006

Delicious Glamour

Yes... that's what the recipe for this Easter Egg Cake promises....delicious glamour frosting. I have never thought of frosting as glamorous before... This frosting is pretty delicious though. It is very rich and tastes like fudge! I like that it is made on the stovetop and didn't have to come anywhere near my mixer.


Dear readers, I just want to explain why almost all the cakes you see that I make are on this seemingly plain silver square tray... It's the bottom of my cake carrier....( and please pardon the crappy photo set up with the wrinkled fabric.)
the illustration on it has been on my mind for a tattoo.... one day.


I decided to go with pink coconut tinted grass instead of the suggested green. I think green and pink look so darling together...I just can't pull it off as an outfit.

My cake didn't look as pretty on the inside as the picture from the magazine. And just a helpful hint: work fast with the icing because it hardens and becomes like a shell on the cake.

The recipe and How-To (click on image for a bigger view):
recipe from Household magazine April 1957.

For me, the coolest thing about the frosting is that it is made from chocolate chips and marshmallows! What a unsuspecting combination for an icing, and I love trickery in cooking and baking! Just about any recipe that calls for marshmallows ranks highly with me because that generally means it's going to be some kind of tacky dessert. Here we have a cake parading around as 'glamorous' but we know it's little marshmallow secret!

13 comments:

chanadaal said...

I'm in love with your cake carrier!

Feathers said...

Oh that does look so yummy! Did you color the pink coconut too? I just bought a bag of coconut today for a pie, tinting it would look cute.

As for your wrinkled fabric display - YOU can make anything look good - hey, you could have put it on newspaper or even toilet paper and it would still look fantastic *giggle*

That design would make a unique tattoo!

my house is cuter than yours said...

feathers yes, i tinted the coconut pink using red food coloring. and i love your idea of using tinted coconut for a pie!!!
and thanks for your kind words about the display... maybe i'll just have to try out using toilet paper for one some day! ha ha ha!

Jennifer said...

Your cake is even more glamorous than the one in the magazine! The pink and green is oh so cute.

and I am in LOVE with your cake pan!!!

msdramateacherlady said...

I love the cake pan, too! Bet you're tired of hearing that.

Handmade Girl said...

Cute cake! I used to have that green Easter basket/purse when I was younger. You just brought back some great memories.

Grinza Dayglo said...

That cake idea is tooo cute. Who would have thought to cut the layers like that.

Pink Rocket said...

love the cake!!

i have the aluminum canisters to match that cake pan! and the exact cake pan, but mines the pink tinted aluminum. I'm trying to find canisters to match the pink but have only found the large and small salt/pepper and the grease can.

Teresa said...

I love all the recipes you dig up from those older books and magazines. You're so creative, and I really enjoy your blog.

Mugu said...

Sigh. How I love your cooking posts! I don't cook enough cakes...must remedy this.

elizabeth said...

oh, i am going to have to try that frosting....sounds like it would be yummy on some cookies :)

MARYBETH said...

That cake is a marvel! I must send your blog to my master baker sister to check out!
THe tiarra is fab! what a rockin awesome friend you are.

TDharma said...

I LOVE yer blog! And your house is FOR SURE cuter than mine!

That cake tatoo...instead of 'cake' written on the cake, you should put, "piece of..."

Hmmmm....double meaning.....hmmmm....