Mini-post: Fairy-kei(k)

August 20, 2009 at 3:10 am | Posted in Life, Lumpy | 1 Comment
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A bit of silliness tonight: I decided to bake a cake. However, this cake is only playful on the outside. The base is an olive oil cake with fresh orange zest, and with raspberry liqueur buttercream frosting on the outside and a strawberry-balsamic reduction for a filling, this cake packs serious flavor. Unfortunately, I found the filling to be a bit overpowering for my taste, and the frosting was not nearly thick enough &instead of coating the cake, it slithered down the sides &pooled at the base. I also found it a bit too sweet, as I kept adding confectioner’s sugar to try &thicken it. However, I’m definitely satisfied with the end result! As far as decorating goes, the light pink frosting inspired me to choose a softer color scheme, so I went for a light dusting of pastel blue glitter and some (adorably misshapen) candy hearts I bought at a kitchen supply store in San Francisco for an almost fairy-kei feel (hence this punny title).

However much I like to kid myself, there really is nothing serious about this cake – it was just a way for me to try a few different recipes I’d been looking at, as well as a nice way to spend the evening. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I didn’t even bother to photoshop or otherwise doll up this picture – just letting it go as-is. I’m storing it in the fridge, hoping the cold air will firm up the icing a bit – the one that’s stored in the basement, mere steps from my temporary room. Here’s hoping it makes it through the night!

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