Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Opera Cake!

I'm on vacation right now and I realized today is the posting date!

This months challenge was an Opera cake. Something I've wanted to make for a long time now. I really didn't think I'd get to make this challenge, seeing as how there were so many ingredients, and most of them were expensive.

Looking though my pantry one day, I realized I had enough ingredients to make 1/4 of the recipe! So, I used what I had, and made one, cute little cake!

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I used pecans for the cake, and my favorite ceamcheese butter cream.

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I didn't have anything for a glaze or mousse so I ended up making some strange orange/cream cheese curd-jello-thing, then whipped it up after setting it in the fridge.

I want to try making this cake again when I can do the flavors I want!

I apologize for the sloppy post! Blogging is not easy to do on vacation! ;-)

8 comments:

Dolores said...

What an adorable mini opera you've created. It's amazing what one can construct from a well-stocked pantry. Great job! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Christina said...

The whipped curd-jello thing sounds really interesting! Pecans would make a great cake. I love the taste and I should next try the cake part with pecan meal.

Enjoy your vacation!

Shari said...

That's a cute mini cake complete with sprinkles!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Barbara said...

What a cute little cake! Great job.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Pecans and cream cheese–delicious! And so cute.

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Deborah said...

Love the mini cake! Great job!

sarah @ Sweet Endeavors said...

You've been tagged!

Megan, Freelance Baking said...

What a beautiful cake! God job!