While we were visiting Chicago recently, we did a lot of window shopping as we walked along Michigan Avenue. My hubby was hoping I would pass everything by without a second glance. But of course I had to buy something, right!?
As we passed the Crate and Barrel store, I knew the thing that I had to have was this daisy cake pan. Isn’t it cute?
I love flowers, I love cakes, and I loved the price. Just $12.95!
I had planned to bake and decorate a test cake using my new pan early the week before Easter – so that I could create a beautiful flower cake for Easter. Only I ran out of time for my test cake. And I ran out of time for the Easter cake.
Oops! Another lesson that no, I am not as talented as Martha Stewart.
I finally got it decorated so we could enjoy a day-after-Easter daisy cake. Because we needed a sweet dessert to go along with all that Easter candy! (Just kidding. I actually went light on the Easter basket goodies this year, lest you think I’m plying my kids with unhealthy food.)
This cake pan is a lot like a bundt pan except it is solid in the center, so I had to bake the cake a little longer to get it done all the way through. I made a sour cream yellow cake recipe from Food.com that I had pinned to my desserts board on Pinterest. The extra baking time made the cake a bit dark on the outside when I turned it out of the pan – my son actually thought it was a chocolate cake.It tasted great, though! I whipped up a double batch of buttercream frosting and used some cookie cream crunch sprinkles for the center. Delicious!I couldn’t get the buttercream frosting to show the flower petal design very well, so I may try using fondant next time. I’m sure I’ll get lots of practice decorating since this pan makes such a cute cake! My daughter has decided she wants a pink flower cake for her birthday.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
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