Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{let's make this together.... }

are you up to the challenge?
....I am
this "pretty" will be on my Valentine's dinner table
{whether it turns out or not}
does anyone want to try along with me?
{we could post photos of our finish cake..mine will go up no matter what the results..this could be hilarious..I am visualizing one big red blob in the middle of my cake }
pretty please....please...please..will you join me
recipe here {as well as image}
xox

70 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

*Gasp* What a lil cake suprise!! I love it!! Ooo the tutorial looks soo much fun!!! Seriously. I might have to be up for this challenge!! It's too pretty! =)

Melanie's Randomness

JunqueMagnet said...

That is so amazing.Of course I'm hungry now.Again...

Andrea said...

Hope you have a blessed week!
Andrea

i.ikeda said...

That looks so much fun! I have visions of my blob bursting out of the cake and looking like a valentine gone wrong in a horror movie kind of way. I don't think I'm up to the challenge though, as awesome as that would be. My husband is so not a fan of sweet cakes... *sigh*

marian said...

O I would love to join but I still haven't made those macarons I once promised to make and still want to make. So, let's say, we'll see... If I do make the cake, I'll let you know and post about it, no matter how it turns out... Still have to find foodcolouring first too, ha!
Bye,
Marian

Martina said...

WOW, such a pretty heart cake! I don't think i'm talented enough as a baker though to make it. Looks like there could be a lot of coconut in it ... Ah, i caught a BAD flew and am in bed Koralee! This hasn't happened to me in ages! Happy tuesday, sweet friend!

ruffledrose.com said...

Such a clever idea! I do love to bake, but I never seem to have the patience for cakes. Perhaps I'll give this one a go . . .
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh dear, dear dear dear that thing scares me to death! I'm not sure, it's hard with you begging and all, I'll go take a look at how it's done and ponder...

malia said...

Hi Koralee, I wanted to let you know that I made your Saltine Caramels. My fam loved them! I posted the recipe and my version on my blog today and linked back to you... thanks for the delish recipe! malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

red ticking said...

i will plan to be there for dessert.... he he... looks d e l i c i o u s!!!!!
have a wonderful day sweetie...xoxo

Rizzi said...

IF YOU ASKED ME 40 YEARS AGO I WOULD HAVE SAID YES, BUT I DON'T THINK SO. (SORRY) I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR CAKE WHEN IT IS FINISHED, I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT,(YOU ARE SO BRAVE):) HAVE A NICE DAY.....RIZZI

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Koralee, I need to read the direction to see how this is even done! If I do it, I shall have a pink heart though!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Heidi said...

That is just amazing, wow. I would love to try!!

andrea creates said...

oh man-don't think i would be successful at that but it looks so delicious :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a beauty! Attempting to make this cake is definitely not a cake for beginners but sure is pretty to look at. Almost too pretty to eat (almost).

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

This cake looks beautiful, but seriously difficult!!! I really don't know if I am good enough to make something that looks so special and delicious!

Happy day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Trisha said...

That cake is absolutely adorable and I am definitely going to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!!

~Trisha

Marilyn said...

Love it, but not sure I am up for the challenge. I will have to give it some thought. Have a great heart filled day.

Barbara said...

So adorable, Koralee! I made a Valentine's challenge too, but not a cake. It'll be a surprise.
Going to copy that lovely cake recipe right now.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, this is the sweetest sweetie. Perhaps I should just give it a try, just do it. Yes, we can, tee hee! I might join you in your lovely idea, Koralee. First I must be off to read a wee bit more about the making of this incredibly beauty. Will get back to you to let you know if I'm in.
Oh what, I AM in. But no laughing, promised? ^_^
Enjoy your Tuesday, my friend. Off I am to see what I just stepped into.. woo hoo xxxx

Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my word! I cannot begin to explain how much I'm loving that! So clever!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! I am trying to maintain my weight loss...so I'm not baking much! lol This looks delicious though! ♥ Maybe I should make it just for hubby! ♥

It's me said...

This is amazing.......but i am not a good cook sorry for that........love Ria.....xxx....

birdie blue said...

love the cake, koralee. i don't know if i'm up to the baking challenge, however.

my oldest daughter might be...i'll have her take a peek at the recipe. baking is her 'thing'.

have a sweet afternoon.
xo
~molly

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

Ooh sooooo b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l ♥

pollydove said...

what a darling cake this is!!!! it looks like a bit of a challenge, but count me in! i will try to make it too! why not, right? it will still taste the same! xoxo

Casa Bella said...

I don't think I'll be making it, because it looks just too good and I would eat it all. That would be a problem! But I can't wait to see yours and all those brave enough to make such a work of art. How fun!!!! Good idea, Koralee (you always come up with good ideas..how you do that?)

The Garden Bell said...

You know I'm up for anything crazy like this.

tinajo said...

This is so cute, such a treat! :-)

Elyse said...

how adorable!

xo
elyse

Merci-Notes said...

mmm LOVELY!
If i can convince my guy to eat it we shall see. for i would like to try... look how "pretty" it is! :)
What a wonderful surprise!
xo, Mary

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Isn't that gorgeous? The problem I have is that my husband doesn't really eat sweets much. He would eat one piece and that would be it...no kids at home anymore to finish it off! So, we know who would eat the rest of the cake...don't we? I can't wait to see yours!

m.e (Cathie) said...

ooohhh wow!! that looks amazing, I want to make one now!
i don't think it will turn out anywhere like that, maybe a bit blobby, but i'll definitely try it.

thanks for sharing Koralee, looking forward to seeing yours.

hugs to you sweet friend ♥

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nope - not going there (mainly because I know I'd have to EAT it and I don't need it!!).

Libbie said...

Now THAT is cool! Totally gorgeous! I am too wimpy to try but I will love looking at everyones!!! (trust me...you don NOt want me to even attempt!)

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, this sounds like a wonderful and very fun challenge!! I wish i could bake, i would have join in. :) Can't wait to see who the challenge go! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

FrenchBlue said...

My Lovely,
I believe my heart cake would turn to pink marble cake... but I could frost it with white icing and put red sprinkles on top!!
xxx

Courtney said...

Looks like fun! I'm in!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
What a crazy wild cake! with a surprise inside*

I found a Wilton pan that helps with making this kind of cake...
Here

and

Here

I'm looking for my coupons... Do you have Joann Fabrics in VC ?

Good luck on this cake! I'm looking into the cake pan and I've also been thinking of this pretty muffin pan that makes roses! I'll shop for this locally with my 20% off !

Did you have your staff day yet? I love it that your staff days are spiritual ~ this is so much more fruitful than a day of curriculum meetings.
I hope you're having a great week!
Many blessings to you dear ♥
xoxo
Maria

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Boy oh boy, now I wish my husband can bake!!!!

YHOSIE said...

SO PRETTYYY!!!!!
love it a lot .. and looks yummy too!!

Amanda said...

Oh my - it looks so amazing Koralee. I will certainly need to study the tutorial though. It looks like gobbledy gook at first glance. But then a Valentine blob cake could be lovely so long as it tastes good!
How nice to catch up with your blog and all your happenings. It is all looking so pretty Koralee. The photos are stunning.
Amanda xx

Rose said...

Wow, thats amazing!
No way I could attempt such a thing, It would be so frustrating if it didnt work out. Goodluck, looking foward to seeing how you go with it :)

Rose

Bela said...

Oh sweet Koralee...
no promises at all...
I have two left hands for cake baking...

oh mine...
sorry, I will disappoint YOU...
I can barely spread jam on my slice of bread...

but...I could sew something alike!rsrsrs...kidding!
LOve U!!! Good luck with your hearty cake! Bela

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS, now this is UP MY ALLEY! But I have NO TIME! I will be watching the results, however! Oh Koralee, you always come up with the best ideas!!!!!! I must at least look at the recipe to see how to achieve that heart!

Oh, whew, school is wild and so is homelife! The painting is still not done and it gets messier and messier here by the minute, so no heart cakes for me this year! HAVE SO MUCH FUN DEAREST ONE!!!! I WILL BE WATCHING! Anita

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely! What a wonderful Valentine idea! Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous cake. I mentioned your gorgeous blog on my post today. Valentine's Day is so much fun.
Karen

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I am in awe. What a task of fun! Good luck! Blessings.

Randi Troxell said...

oh wow!
it's beautiful!!!!!
i don't think i will be trying.. cause i know me, i would SO RUIN IT!!!
but i cannot wait to see the pics of everyone else!!!!

you wondered about my header... i got it from here... http://www.ipietoon.com/

celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms said...

Now this is too cute. What a lovely idea for upcoming Valentine's Day.

heatherbailey said...

Tempting. It looks like a tricky trick. Good luck!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh! IS that not Gorgeous??! Can't wait to see YOURS. :) xoxo Lidy

fernandflora said...

Hello!
I'm like you - got v-day on the brain! This cake is fabulous! I'm going to take a peek at the recipe! xo

curlysusieQ said...

What a beautiful cake, and I'm sure yours will turn out great. I may have to try and make this for my family. xxx susan

Bad Taste Toast said...

WOW, now that's a Valentine's Day cake! It looks so cute and yummy! Hello calories :)
You're so brave to try ths out, I can't even imagine how you get the red filling heart-shaped?!
Sorry, I surrender. But I'm curious about how your cake will turn out :)

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Debbie said...

This is lovely Koralee...and yes...I'm definately up for the challenge...count me in.I think I might surprise my sweetheart with this special dessert for Valentine's...(but I'll have a back up plan in case it doesn't turn out...lol.)
Hearts and Cheers to you!!
Debbie xo

hometown girl said...

i'm going to check out the recipe, looks great! hugs to you!! susan

paperbird said...

it looks a bit time consuming but i think i would love to try it. i'm not much of a cake decorator so mine may look a bit like a second grader did it!

Jeanie said...

Totally adorable -- and I really doubt I'm going there! Every year I make Rick a collaged (or something) poetry book for Valentine's Day. I've done pop-ups, reverse books, regular scrapbooks, handwritten... Wel, I have yet to start on the poetry, much less the book. I have a feeling my cooking time is going to be creating in a different way! Let me know how it comes out!

Not Just a Waitress said...

Oh, goodness, Koralee!!
I think this is beyond my expertise!!
I tried to make a Red Velvet Cake for my hubby's and my anniversary a few years ago. I got the recipe from my mom and she told me, "You know, you can make those cakes from a box now." "Oh, NO!" I told her, I would be making this very special cake from scratch!!!
I went to the market and got all the ingredients, and condensed buttermilk was called for in the recipe.
I got all the items and put them in the bowl, and mixed them up just as it said...then it told me to "pour" the batter into the cake pans. I thought to myself, "Pour? More like PUT!"
I didn't add the water that made the buttermilk butterMILK!!! HaHa!! So, the cake, made with such love, didn't end up really becoming cake at all!!
Haaaa!! My husband dutifully tried it, as he was in a generous, anniversary mood. :)
It was just AWFUL.
I would say that I've become a better baker since then but not really. I did learn my lesson though, now I just buy the kind in the BOX!!!! Add oil and eggs and we're good to go!!
Hope you are having a happy week!!! :) :) :) Blessings!! :)

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

I am so into Valentine's Day right now and this is just the most beautiful thing I've seen so far - so clever! I wish I could bake, I'd love to make it together with you!

Natasha said...

Ummm cutest cake ever!! I would love to join you Koralee but my baking skills are at a minimum, I really don't think I could ever make such a pretty cake! Have a great rest of the week :)
Natasha xx

wishingforpineneedles said...

Maybe I'll try it....but I can guarantee my "red" would take any shape but a heart :)

Gloria said...

I love all of the white up against that pretty RED heart! Very beautiful!

Koralee, I have a feeling your heart cake will turn out awesome!! :)

XOXO Gloria

somepinkflowers said...

oh my
i am so happy
you are going to give it
a try
but
me?

:-)

i'd rather just be
invited over
to eat
it.


hint
hint
hint

Lori said...

Adorable! And indeed count me in! i have seriously been craving cake and this is perfect! I'm going to make my center strawberry flavored(yes, cheating with a box mix for the center!)LOL Lori

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

This is waaay beyond me, but thankfully I have a friend who is an amazing baker and has agreed to make it and let me take photos. I can't wait!

Simply Mel said...

Koralee ~

I've just spent a good 10 minutes trying to figure out how to do this....and without using normal red dye. Hmmmm? Now my wheels are really turning.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Bisous,
Melissa

Danee said...

I'm game. It's a beautiful cake and looks like fun. I used to love to bake fantastic cakes from Chocolatier magazine, though lately the best I can do is to bake the birthday cakes for my two children.

I was the woman who made her first wedding cake for her own wedding. The only downside to this challenge for me is the reality that my 12-year-old daughter is gluten free and while she isn't Celiac intolerant, she gets migraines and severe stomach aches when she is exposed to even small amounts. So far the gluten-free baked goods we have tried have all been pretty terrible. Maybe I will start to search and experiment in an attempt to find a terrific cake I can make for her and we can all eat the gluten-not-free cake. Can't wait.

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Too yummy !! I'm heading out tomorrow to get the ingredients and making this cake.... Now I'm curious if there are other shapes you can create in a cake.