I’m surrounded by cake. Right now. Literally surrounded.
I’m also eating a vegan enchilada… but that’s neither here nor there.
I’m taking a break on this Friday Wedding Cake Extravaganza Madness Day to give you a glimpse of what’s going on in my kitchen.
The only thing not pictured is my enchilada and crazy crazy hair. It might be best to use your imagination on those.
Chocolate cake. It’s secretly vegan!
I used this cake recipe and multiplied it by four to make a two layer 10-inch cake and two half sheet cakes (for behind the scenes slicing).
Vanilla Butter Cake. Too yummy.
I used this cake recipe, multiplied it by eight and made a two layer 14-inch cake and a two layer 6-inch cake.
Oh! I freaked out and had to check tomorrow’s weather. I need to make sure my buttercream can hold up to the sun heat. I’m good. Just a maniac.
Back to the cake. It’s baking. Right now.
Next up? Whipping up the buttercream.
Who wants to come help with dishes? Seriously.
Hi Joy! Can I ask how you divide your batter evenly between pans? I can never divide them evenly, thus I never get the same sized cake, one is taller and the other is shorter, I can’t cut them in half and make a four layer cake. Any tips?
I wanted to ask, how on earth do you get the tops of your cakes that straight. Whenever I bake, the cake I bake resembles a small hill, but yours appear to be perfectly flat! Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I’ve been commissioned to bake my first birthday cake soon!
Thanks so much for your wonderful blog that inspires me everyday!
recipes and ovens are often different, giving you different cake results. if you cake mound up a bit, just trim them down with a serrated knife. no big deal!
if only I know Ur site earlier, really inspiring!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
Seeing this, I really wish you could have made my wedding cake!
Joy – you are amazing! I can’t wait to see the finished product!
Hi Joy. I wrote you a haiku. I hope you like it =D
“Dear Joy the Baker
Vanilla. Chocolate. Yum.
It looks very good!”
I’m a really big fan from greece and I would totally appreciate it if you could answer my question:
WHAT is half and half???
I dont really get it.
Half and Half is a mixture of half heavy cream and half whole milk.
I’m so glad someone asked that, I’m from Ireland and I’d never heard of it either.
Haha, I’m from America and i still didn’t know what half and half was xD Thanks for asking Vana and thanks for answering, Joy.
So is Calabasas where the wedding is or where you are? Cause I grew up in Canoga Park, so I totally know where that is! :)
How do you get your cakes so flat???!?!?! I must know your secret.
dude! i just whipped up the choccie vegan cake (for a birthday tomorrow) and tho mine came out a little crumbly it looks and smells amazing. and yes i did munch a little on the crumble to ensure it tastes good, tastes AMAZING
Julie Anne Rhodes
You are totally my hero!
that’s all i was thinking while reading this post: oy. the dishes.
and that you’re the only person that can make a pic of a measuring cup look interesting. your photos are beautiful.
Hey Joy! I hope it all went down well today. Can’t wait to see a picture of the finished product!
P.S. I totally love Ms. Magid’s vegan chocolate cake. It’s so delightfully chocolatey and moist!