Many years ago my sister went to culinary school. During one section they had a baking contest. My sister make a pumpkin cake and it won the event.
Tomorrow is our next LifeGroup and it is the birthday of our host. So I made a pumpkin cake for the dessert of the night.
Yes, it got a bit messy in my kitchen when I made the frosting (which features cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar).
But the final cake looks fabulous. I took the time to let the cake cool all the way, then cut off the tops so that the cake would be even. Unfortunately, the final cake DOES have a slight angle to it, but it’s not horrible.
I then IM’d with my sister about ways to make it fancier, and she said I should try using a doily to spring brown jimmies over the top. She said she had never done it herself, but figured it might work.
I pulled out my doilies – yes, I happened to have some in the house. I got the pack of 9 for 25 cents at some clearing out sale at the dollar store last year.
I put it on the cake, silver side down (since it was kind of slick as opposed to the other side, which was straight up paper). I didn’t have jimmies, so I pulled out our cocoa. Yes, it’s bitter, but I know that so little would be going on the cake that it didn’t matter. I took out my small sifter and began using the sifter to gently tap cocoa through the doily holes.
The cake – she looks GOOD.
CootieGirl and CootieBoy have already given it their seal of approval (I frosted the two cake tops and let them have a slice). I can’t wait to take it to LifeGroup tomorrow – I know everyone will like it. I mean – look at the frosting! It GLISTENS!!