Cakes…Tarts…Easter Oooh My!

Birthdays and Easter all rolled in to one!  Village Sweets has been making cakes with an animal theme lately (or insects haha), one trend to another…  with Easter having been just around the corner, I am cheating and posting my Easter tarts as well, Oooops.

Zebra Animal Print, hand painted.
Zebra Animal Print, hand painted.
Leopard Themed cake, hand painted
Leopard Themed cake, hand painted
Ladybug Cake! (pssst...she was delicious!)
Ladybug Cake! (pssst…she was delicious!)
Cherry Tarts w/Custard - Lemon Tarts.
Cherry Tarts w/Custard – Lemon Tarts.

60TH Anniversary

A special 60th Anniversary cake last weekend.  A White tiered cake with a Lemon Cream Filling and frosted entirely with a Swiss Butter-cream all in pretty roses large and small.  Glistening Gumpaste Snowflakes because they were married so close to Christmas… My mother’s father dropped their wedding cake (Oooops!), so I thought I would make them a special one for their 60th.

White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream...Y-U-M
White Cake with a Lemon Cream Filling frosted with a Vanilla Swiss Buttercream…Y-U-M

Black Forest Cake

Delicious Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwald Kirsch Kuchen), a classic!  This was Village Sweets cake of the day for CANADA DAY!  Village Sweets used used sour morello cherries (No cherry pie filling! That is just not right!),  and a must is the Kirsch to soak your cherries in, it would not be authentic without it.  100% whipping cream (not the frozen cool whip :O),  find the best dark chocolate bar for your chocolate shavings and your cake recipe will be amazing.  It does take a little time, since you should prepare your cake a day or two ahead and let the Kirsch just soak into your cake layers in the refrigerator.  This was Village Sweets result…

Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake
Yum look at all those cherries!
Yum look at all those cherries!

 

Delish Devil’s Food Cake Delight

Ummmm yummy!  If you are a Chocolate fanatic you will lovvvve a Delicious Old Fashioned Devil’s Food Cake.  The cake is a deep chocolate, using the finest cocoa powder.  It is a very moist cake and requires special handling when icing the layers.  A chocolate frosting fills two layers of the cake and a wonderful raspberry reduction cream filling is in the middle layer, Surprise!  Thank you for thinking of Village Sweets Bernie!  Enjoy  🙂

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