Monday, September 21, 2009

Congratulations Tonya!

Tonya was named "Employee Of The Year" and will be representing the clinic in the statewide "Employee Of The Year" competition.

This called for a celebration and celebrations call for cake!

  • Two 9x13 layers of Yellow Layer Cake from Baking Illustrated was a terrific starting point - it was very moist, dense and delicious.
  • Caramel Buttercream Frosting between the layers from a cookbook called "cupcakes" by Shelly Kaldunski - this could become one of my new favorite frostings!
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from seriouscakes on YouTube - this is definitely one of my favorites (it pipes and holds up well without being too sweet)!
  • Homemade caramel was drizzled between the rosettes and in the small rectangle in the center of the cake.
  • A few milk chocolate chips topped the rosettes and added just a little bit of color.
My thought was that this would be a great afternoon snack - there was only one piece left by 11:30.....

Good luck Tonya on the statewide competition - I'm thinking another cake will be in order.....


  1. Jeff, your decorating skills are really good! With the buttercake and caramel, that is one rich and delicious cake. I'm sure everyone at work were trilled when you brought this in.

  2. Wow great looking cake. Im sure it was tasty too!

  3. What a beautiful cake! I love the different textures and fillings - but design on the top is wonderful. I'm sure everyone enjoyed it and were quite impressed!

  4. The jam was from my sweet little old uncle in Nebraska. He makes jam every year and send some home with my parents. His choke cherry is so good!

  5. You did an amazing you with that cake! Thanks for sharing :)