Monday, June 04, 2007

A Baby Shower!!

And no, before you ask, it was not for me! It was just a little Baby Shower breakfast that I had today for my friend Kennon to celebrate her 4th little one!
I just wanted to share here with you the cake I made, as Me and all my friends agreed came out really cute!
It was really fun to make and I am seriously thinking about venturing myself into the cake decorating area, as I am truly enjoying this cake-making thing! (take a peek at the other one I made for my son's birthday a couple months ago - click here)
For this one I used a very simple recipe for a pound cake and filled with the same butter cream used to ice the outsides before applying the fondant.
I am posting the recipe as I think it is a super versatile one! I love this cake just by itself, but you can make it your own way by changing the extract or by adding fruits or even chocolate chips to the batter.
Simple but really yummy!!
Kennon, once again, congratulations on the new baby! I loved our gathering today and am super glad you liked it all too!!

Sour Cream Pound Cake
(Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine, April 1997)

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
4 eggs (or 7 egg whites)
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325°.
Beat sugar and butter in a mixer until well-blended. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine sour cream and baking soda, set aside. Combine flour and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Pour batter into a 10-inch greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting. Let cool and serve.

And here a picture of a slice! The baby seems to like it too!!!


Fer Guimaraes Rosa said...

que fo-fu-ri-ce de bolo, Ana! e alem de lindinho, aposto que ficou uma delicia! por isso que voce andou quietinha...

eu adoro fazer baby showers pras minhas amigas. mas nunca fiz bolo--sempre me concentrei nas bebidinhas! ;-)


Anonymous said...

The party was great this morning. I am so impressed with the cake, it really was sad to see you cut into such a work of art, but it was also delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe. I can't wait to show my husband the picture, I was already telling him all about it. See you soon!!!


Ana Cláudia Ruy Cardia said...

dou a maior força pra vc nessa aventura, hermana!!!!

kenju said...

Ana, it is nice to "meet" you! Thanks to Cris for telling you about me and the Raleigh group. We meet informally about once every six-eight weeks, and we usually just meet somewhere for lunch. This time, we are going for pedicures, but the person who is choosing the place and making the appointments has not finalized yet, so I can't tell you where.

If you could join us this Friday, go here and tell Tiff and give her your contact info. I look forward to meeting you, either Fri. or sometime in the future.

I see a lot of cakes (I am a wedding florist) and if you are that good at cake decorating, you definitely need to go into business. We could really use a new cake decorator in this area!!

kenju said...

Sorry, Ana, I forgot to tell you how to contact Tiff:

She is making the arrangements for Friday.

Karen said...

Pelo jeito você está se divertindo com os bolos! Ficou muito bonito!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ana, you are an artist!! Your cake is absolutely fantastic!

I love the little babies, so perfectly modeled!

Cris said...

Ana, que coisa mais f o f a ! ! ! Ah que legal que você entrou em contato com a Judy! Tenho um chá de bebê no sábado e já me solicitaram o éclair cake de morango. Bjs!

Anonymous said...

I sure wish I could say somethig in Italian!!! Or, whatever language it is that the comments arei nthat I dont understand.

If you'd like to be a part of Friday's gathering - let me know. We'd love to have you but I'll need to book another place at the table (so to speak) for you.

The cake is gorgeous, and thanks for the recipe. I'm a nother one who likes to experiment in the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

The cook looks great. Are the buttons and words also fondant.

The cake you made for your son was terrific.

You definitely got a knack for this....

Cláudia said...

Ana, certainly you are an artist. This cake is a piece of art, I'd like to encourage you to follow your talent, which was given for God. As usual, I have learned that baby showers are "Chá de Bebê". Everything is very cute, as well as the other green cake. Congratulations.

Cláudia B.

Ana said...

Fe, obrigada! Sabe que ficou bom mesmo, todo mundo elogiou e eu fiquei feliz da vida, ne!!
Foi a primeira vez q fiz um baby shower e eu adorei, foi muito legal!

Barbara, thanks! I loved having you all here in my house, it was super nice and a lot of fun!

Aninha, obrigada hermana!!

Kenju, thanks for tiff's contact!

Karen, obrigada!!

Patricia, thanks!! I loved making it!

Cris, aquele bolo ate eu ia requisitar!

Tiff, hi!! It is Portuguese that we are speaking around here!! hehehe!

Anonymous, yes, everything is edible and made of fondant. I made everything, the babies, the buttons, the letters! It was really fun to make them!

Claudia, thanks!!!


Akemi said...

Ana, está muito lindo seu bolo! Adorei os bebezinhos modelados! E o bolo devia estar uma delícia mesmo, a fofura salta na foto!

Glenna said...

Ana, VERY NICE! I love your baby shower cake and the soccer cake for your son. Oh and sour cream pound cake? one of my favorites. You friend was lucky to have you to bake and decorate for her. Really pretty.

Valentina said...

Ana darling, this cake is fabulous! You definitely have a knack for sugarcraft. go for it.if I lived near you I would love to order many from you.

Kathleen said...

Wow your cakes are so great! Even my husband would like the futbol cake you made for your son! It looks like using fondant can be very fun, almost like playing with clay. No wonder you find it fun!


Márcia said...

Ana Paula, como está lindo este bolo!!!,não resisti e vim comentar.
Queria lhe dar os parabéns pois vi seu nome indicado no TOP 5 do Blog da Rita Lobo.
Beijos, Márcia Rocha