Catering by Linda

Natalie’s B’day!

We celebrated Natalie’s birthday a week early, and she requested a Hedgehog Cake.  She had one a few years ago, and it must have made an impression on her, because her request came out of nowhere!  Little did she know, it was a cinch to make!  This cake was made in a Pyrex bowl.  Once the cake cooled, I used my piping bag to pipe on blobs of frosting, and then pulled the bag away to form a tip.  A couple of M&Ms for the nose and the eyes, and a toothpick-sized dot of frosting for the eye center, and we were done!

Many people shy away from making their own frosting because they think it is difficult.  This chocolate frosting recipe is easy, and comes out yummy every time: Whip 2/3 cup butter until smooth.  Add 1 t. vanilla (splurge on the good stuff, not imitation!), 4 c. powdered sugar, and 4 ounces of melted chocolate (again, splurge on the good stuff– it makes a difference!)  Add milk to the correct consistency.. somewhere between 2-4 T.  I wanted this frosting stiff so that it would hold peaks so I added less milk than I would have if I had been frosting cupcakes or a cake.

Bon appetit!

This entry was posted on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 10:04 pm and is filed under close to my heart(h), desserts, kitchen "toys", recipes and meal ideas, tips. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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  1. Tracy says:

    Very cute. The piping almost looks like Hershey kisses – very consistant – nice work!

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