Sunday, August 29, 2010

Married Couples' Mini-workshop

Last Saturday about 17 couples from our church came together for an evening of food, fellowship, fun and a short inspirational talk given by my dear husband.  Since it was going to be a hectic day with a few errands to run as well as worship band rehearsal in the afternoon I quickly baked a chocolate sheet cake (Chocolate Delight), frosted it, cut into pieces and left them in the fridge for the dinner meeting.  Sorry I didn't manage to take photos of the process because I was in a hurry. 

I decided to bake the cakes lower than normal since it's a rich cake and people nowadays enjoy smaller helpings.  The cakes contain butter, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, flour and a little baking soda.  While the 3 cakes were in the oven, I went ahead and made the frosting which had butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla essence. I poured the frosting over the warm cakes and left them to cool.  I also added Hershey's chocolate chips on top of the frosting.  Two hours later, I used the Wilton cake cutter and cut perfectly rounded edged rectangles.  Very nice bite sized pieces.

The frosting doesn't really harden but keeps the cake moist and tender.  I brought 48 pieces and they were all eaten with great relish!  I had very good feedback and needless to say some had more than three pieces!

I've a baking order this Wednesday and will probably bake Chocolate Delight, coffee cupcakes and my mini pizzas (by special request).  Will post photos when I'm done.