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May 31, 2011


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Claire @ Claire K Creations

It's beautiful. If I had a cake stand like that I'd want it to have it's very own special cake.
No you're not weird laying in bed thinking about cake. Unless we're the strange ones and no-one else thinks about food while they're drifting off to sleep.


Love. A cake that tastes like sugar cookies??? AWESOME.
And love even more that someone else out there in the world ALSO lies awake at night obsessing about cake and buttercream and cake platters and sugar and butter and flour and Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My cakes aren't as pretty as yours (and neither are my photographs!) but we might just be kindred spirits.

Becky Gonce

Of course it is quite normal to be designing cakes while in bed. I've been doing that the last week (something to do with cakes and quilting.. my two passions at the moment), but due to travels and sick kids I haven't had my day in the kitchen. I have to admit I haven't created my own recipe..yet anyway.. you might inspire me. You have inspired me alot.. if you want to see how..check out my blog... www.punkinbug.blogspot.com.


it's definitely not abnormal to lie in bed thinking about cake.
i do it ALL THE TIME.

ps i love garage sales. and cute vintage cake stands. etc.
pps. i love your blog.

bridget {bake at 350}

What a sweet Mother-in-law...and what a sweet cake!!!

And this: "Trust me, I always go back to butter. And no, I am not just talking about frosting anymore." Haha!!!

I'm totally trying that frosting! I'm going to admit...I LIKE frostings with shortening. Yep, I said it. Thank YOU for the recipe!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son

This cake is beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat.

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/06/02/mini-peach-cobblers


daisy, daisy, give me your answer do... :)
lovely creation, yet again!


The texture's unusual too....it actually tastes like a sugar cookie? How divine.
Love all your daisies right now. :)

Amy @ A Little Nosh

So pretty and feminine!


The cake is stunning. It would fit, on many occasions.


Very pretty! I can't wait to see your tutorial on the giant daisy petals. What tip did you use?

Michelle Andrews

I'm baking this cake right now, Amanda, and I cannot wait to try it. And the buttercream icing? I've got it whipped up and waiting on the cake, and it IS delicious!!!

Samantha Myers

Made this last night!! But I made cupcakes instead of one big cake. Only one problem-- the centers of my cupcakes deflated!! They looked great in the oven, and when they started to cool they started deflating! It took forever for the insides of the cupcakes to cool, so the outsides are really brown. Tastes great though. I'm hoping the icing covers up the sagginess? Any ideas on why this happened? I'm at a loss!!

Amanda Rettke

Samantha... this is completely my fault! I am so sorry. I had the wrong measurement on the baking powder... it should have read 2 tsp NOT 2 tbsp. That is was the centers deflated... my apologies!!

Samantha Myers

Thanks Amanda! I'll try it again with 2 TSP of baking powder, haha!! I'll just serve the "saggy" ones to my co-workers... they'll eat anything!

D. @ Outside Oslo

A cake that tastes like a cookie sounds like a fun mashup of two delicious desserts. Way to go with developing your own cake recipe!


No it's not just about the cake stand, that cake looks absolutely stunning and delicious. Bravo!

Jessica G.

Can I tell you just how comforting it is to find someone else that lies in bed at night, pondering cake? :)


The cake is beautiful!! And I am going to have to try this recipe...love me some thin mints!


I tried to make this recipe work for cupcakes...they all fell in the middle. But they still tasted good!


I tried baking the cake, but failed! At 25 minutes, the cakes had developed a thick, almost burned crust, while the center was still completely liquid batter. It looked like a potpie. Do you know what mistake I may have made? Ive had no trouble baking other cakes and breads in my oven.

Shirley McCarthy

The cake stand is BEAUTIFUL!! The sugar cookie cake sounds delicous!!


Very cute ! I love the color. Thanks for sharing us the recipe. Great post!


I have tried making this cake twice this week. I followed the recipe exactly and each time the middle of the cake still was not finished cooking while the rest of the cake looked like it was about to burn (the outside edges were even hard). What am I doing wrong? Lol.


Hi Amanda,

I was just wondering if you get a really, sickeningly gross taste when you make buttercream with shortening in it? Cos I tried it for my cupcakes last week and threw the whole batch out. My brother hated it as well (he loves my usual butter buttercream frosting) but everyone else who isn't familiar with buttercream was fine with it.

Is it just me (and my brother) or does shortening have an icky taste?


Oops, sorry if that came out sounding like it was THIS buttercream recipe that I tried. It wasn't, was some other one i found on the net. I was just wondering if it was the brand I used, or if all shortening tastes different from butter.

By the way, I love you, your cakes, your stories, your pictures and everything about this blog! Thanks for taking so much time to share your passion with us.


The ingredients list calls for 1/2 cup of chocolate and the recipe instructions themselves call for 3/4 cup. Which is it?



Do you ever answer questions that people put in comments?


Woops....sorry for the above question. I see you do answer questions.
My question.....for example, is 1/3 C. melted white chocolate chips the same as 1/3 c. white cho. chips melted? Thanks.


I've made this cake three times since you posted it (my kids have close birthdays) and each time it hits the spot. Thanks!

Double Glazing Worcester

Nice cake. Love it ! Thanks for sharing I will try that at home. Great post!


Beautiful cake on a specially beautiful cake stand!

Does your buttercream crust after sitting in room temperature? Thanks!






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