Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Since it is fall and a favorite time of year for me I was inspired to make a fall themed cake. Initially, for a "Project Runway" get together I made some cupcakes out of this recipe. They were so good that I decided to make a cake.
This is a chocolate cinnamon cake with caramel frosting. The frosting is what really put this cake over the top! The cinnamon flavor in the cake was subtle so I may use more cinnamon next time. The leaves featured on the top of the cake were made of fondant and hand painted with gel food coloring and clear vanilla extract.
I brought this cake to a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner that I attended with some friends. Often times, I get nervous that the taste will not live up to expectations so, I was very relieved when everyone who tried it, raved over it.
Let me know if you would like to have this cake for your next celebration!

P.S. I brought some cupcakes to my friends daughter who put it in the microwave for few seconds to warm the frosting. she reported that it was mmmmmgood!

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