Friday, June 25, 2010

Pink and Brown Chocolate Dressed Up Cake


This is my latest dressed up cake inspired by Texas Monkey. I made it for my friend, Stephanie, for her birthday. I was originally going to add a strawberry ribbon around the cake with just plain Piroulines but I couldn't find the ribbon anywhere. Instead, I found this great chocolate brown and pink ribbon so I made the cake to match it. I colored Wilton white chips with a couple of drops of my Americolor Neon Pink Gel Paste to get the pink. It really is very simple to make this and the procedure is VERY forgiving. The layers actually split in the middle and I "glued" them together with chocolate icing. I also piped icing out of a bag along the inside of the Piroulines to make the cake level. When I put the strawberries on top, you couldn't see my repair work. BTW, the Piroulines can be found at Dollar Tree which makes them super cheap!


Below is a picture of my first cake I made like this which was featured on Texas Monkey.

39 comments:

  1. Visiting from Weekend Wrapup. This is a showstopper! All I can say is wow and yum.

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  2. Love your cake! So funny because I just posted my Texas Monkey inspired cake I made last month tonight! It's gorgeous!

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  3. Those are amazing. I'll take one of each please!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Ma, What's for Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  4. Wow! If someone made this for me, I don't know what I'd do. It's so beautiful. What a great idea and who can go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries? Good job!

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  5. OMGosh, these look soooo yummy!

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  6. Now this is a party waiting to happen! Thanks for showing it to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  7. *Drool* Can we pretend that we're best friends and it's my birthday? I want one of these!! You are amazing!
    I am your newest follower :)

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  8. Wow, those are awesome looking!


    I'm a new follower from Meet & Greet Monday.
    I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!

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  9. Oh wow. Yummy! Gotta try something like this when I have a purpose. Hmmm..... What purpose can I create? ;)

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  10. terribly cute, copy and paste is my kind a gal. Theres some creativity in there too ;)
    new follower from trendy treehouse
    http://home-momblog.blogspot.com/search/label/ifih

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  11. Saw you on The Girl Creative. What a clever idea. I have made a couple of desserts with the piroulines around the outside and chocolate or lemon mousse inside. These are so cute and the ribbon and birthday message makes it so darling. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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  12. Those are gorgeous cakes....and so easy. I love it. I am totally going to do this for the next birthday in our house. Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog.

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  13. Thanks for following tracey. Just love your blog and very happy to be following you back!

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  14. Just amazing!!!! I am drooling at the mouth!

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  15. LOVE these! Thanks for the great idea! I have been looking around and you have tons of cute things on here. Great to "meet" you. :)

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  16. Ok, I read your profile and it says you're NOT crafty and then I see these beautiful cakes?! They sure look crafty to me! LOVE them! Glad I found your blog!
    Thanks for visiting mine!

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  17. Both of these cakes are really cool! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be a new follower.

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  18. Oh wow that looks good!!

    Because I think your blog is so awesome, I'm passing on a bloggy award to you! Go to Mom of all Trades ~ Award for YOU to pick it up!
    Congrats!

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  19. WOW! Those look yummy! Thanks for commening on my blog and following..Im following back!
    XOXO

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  20. You made those???? Seriously...wow! Those look like they would be in a high end bakery or something. My mouth dropped!!!

    Following you back and really love your blog. Have a happy 4th :)

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  21. Holy calories, that's a lotta chocolate! How heavenly! And oh, so pretty!

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  22. Stopping by from New Friend Friday's and these are amazing!!! What a great idea!

    Hanan
    http://lilaccitymomma.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love this cake! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday at TGC.

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  24. Visiting from New Friend Friday. This looks so good!!! Please visit me @ www.wishnonstars.com Thanks!

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  25. modern mom's can teach a lot... I was planning to get in a cake decoration class.. but they are not on my economic posibilites right now... with your ideas i realize that i can be creative and why not innovative with things i already have in my pantry.. thank you a lot!

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  26. oh my goodness, this looks deelish!!! wish i could have some right now. you are so talented!

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for being my newest follower. i truly appreciate it! i'm off to see what other delicious creations you've got here!

    have a great weekend.

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  27. Hello!

    These cakes are amazing! I've never seen anything like them!! I am a little late from Friday Follow, but wanted to let you know I am now Following YOU! Great blog, I can't wait to read ore!

    Plz take a look and follow back at
    http://www.withourbest.com

    -Karissa

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  28. WOW, simply amazing cakes, great!!!

    I found your blog through FMBT
    www.thatgirlsdeals.com

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  29. Well if you would have taken discover... LOL that was cute - and now I want cake! New follower from FMBT
    Emily
    www.familyandlifeinlasvegas.blogspot.com

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  30. I am now following you thanks to Follow Me Back Tuesday!It would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog ! Happy Tuesday!

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  31. I'm following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday!
    Will you follow me?
    http://songberries.blogspot.com/2010/07/follow-me-back-tuesday_27.html

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  32. Wow! Those look amazing! I'm here from FMBT. I'm your newest follower! Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and check it out too!

    Andrea
    http://365daysoflifebehindthelens.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi!

    I’m following you now from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Please follow me back on my blog “Inspire!”

    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  34. I'm on a Tuesday Follow Me and am now your follower.

    Have a great Tuesday.

    Lisa

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  35. New Follower from FMBT! Those cakes are awesome!
    Feel free to follow me back :)
    http://monicaandrusty.blogspot.com/

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  36. Those are such cute cakes, I really like the pink and brown one!

    I'm a new rss follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday.

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  37. This one turned out great, I featured it today on my Yay You Did it post, I'm so glad my tutorial inspired greatness like your litte creation here! It's stunning!

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