Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{NEW} Blog powered by Tumblr!

Hey TFCS readers! We moved our blog to Tumblr. Please follow us here for more news, features, photos, recipe shares, fun TFCS facts, and even videos! Be sure to change your bookmarks and save the NEW site to your favorite blogs!

Want something even sweeter? Subscribe to our NEW TFCS youtube channel! Our first video is up here now!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Making Spirits Bright!

The Frosted Cake Shop
Holiday Menu 2011

It really is, the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season always gives great inspiration for new festive flavors and twists on the old traditional treats.

Featured Cake Flavors:
creamy, vanilla EGGNOG CAKE: pair it with espresso buttercream for an Eggnog Latte. Oh, Holy Night!

not-so-traditional, sour cream RED VELVET CAKE: layer this with coconut cream cheese or top a cupcake with shredded coconut for a Red Velvet Snowball!

refreshingly fudge-y CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE CAKE: our classic chocolate cake paired with peppermint ganache or peppermint buttercream. Best eaten in front of a cozy fireplace.

spiced GINGERBREAD CAKE: we're bringing molasses back!

super moist PUMPKIN CAKE: orange is the new Christmas red, right? Top it with cinnamon cream cheese or caramel buttercream and you'll know why we are keeping this "fall" flavor around for another month.

celebratory ORANGE/CRANBERRY/CLOVE SPICE CAKE: perfectly paired with our fizzy, festive CHAMPAGNE BUTTERCREAM. Move over figgy pudding- we won't go until we get some of this!

flavors can be ordered in 6", 8", and 10" round cakes
try 'em as a cupcake, cakepop, or cake truffle, too!

accepting orders NOW!
last order pick-ups: Dec. 24 before noon

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Menu

Now that we are knee-deep into fall, I wanted to remind everyone of our seasonal menu items. We are currently offering our fall selection, in addition to our basic menu. Throughout the remained of this month, please enjoy your favorite combination of our favorite fall flavors:

Apple Spice Cake
Pumpkin Cake
Mocha Spice Cake

Caramel Buttercream
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

In addition, be on the look out for our December treats! This menu will include:

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Spice Frosting
Eggnog Cake with Latte Frosting
Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting
and many more specialty treats!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quick Pic!

Yellow Ombre 3-tiered cake with sugar peony

Just taking a quick minute to share one of my new favorite cakes!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On top of the world!

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to make the most exciting cake of the summer!

When I first meet my client, Linda, back in the spring, I just knew we would have a ball designing this cake. And a ball is what we created!! To top off all of her favorite activities and hobbies, we made a complete sphere cake to represent a globe.

This lavish, glamorous 50th birthday party was going to be over-the-top. I knew our cake needed to come up to the level of elegance this extravagant party was to have. First of all, the venue was a gorgeous private estate. Don't believe me? The home was even featured in Sacramento Magazine back in February!

My client has a real love for life. After just meeting with her, I could feel her energy and excitement for world travel, fun, and friends. With much thought, and trying to narrow down all of her favorite hobbies, we decided on the following design:

bottom tier: vintage luggage cake with stamps of her favorite travel spots
middle tier: movie reel cake- to coordinate with the Old Hollywood theme of the party
top tier: globe cake- marked with her favorite and most significant countries
decorations: mini popcorn bag cakes, ticket stubs, sugar flowers, etc
cake topper: a hand-painted Eiffel Tower, of course!!!

In hindsight, I wish had taken more detailed pictures of the cake and venue. The decor was exquisite!
(In fact, my delivery partner, aka mom, took some extra photos that I will need to snag and share soon)

"My Hollywood cake was the most talked about item at the party. Truly, truly amazing! You have Ace of Cakes beat anytime. Thank you" - Linda

Monday, August 1, 2011

Recipe Box: Guinness Chocolate Cake

With it's thick, creamy head and bold, tangy flavor, Guinness is an ever-popular dry Irish stout.

To be honest, Guinness is not my go-t0 for celebratory beverages. If it's not St. Patrick's Day or mixed with some Irish Cream, I'm not particularly interested. Unless, you bake it in a delicious chocolate cake, of course.

It is not unique to The Frosted Cake Shop to utilize beer in the kitchen. Due to its distinguished flavor, the culinary uses span from beef stew to french toast to even chocolate cake. The concept may not be original, but take a look at our take on the Guinness Chocolate Cake.

1 cup Guinness stout
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) and set aside.

Combine Guinness and butter in a medium sauce pan. Heat until butter is melted.

Over medium heat, whisk in the cocoa and sugar until combined.

Remove pan from heat.
Combine sour cream, eggs, and extract. Mix into butter/cocoa/sugar.
Whisk in dry ingredients until smooth.

Pour into prepared pans or cupcake liners. Bake until done!

Layers of Guinness Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Irish Cream Buttercream

and swirled on our cupcakes

Complete and ready to eat!