Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mr. Horgan's Birthday

Law school is tough...so when a birthday rolls around we try to ease the stress with lots of good food and friends. This is the cake I made for Mr. Horgan's birthday. Since Horgan is like the mayor of our law school, we had a lot of people to feed. Horgan asked for a round cake...so I figured I would try something new and build UP!

Lauren came over to help me bake. She made the flags on the top of the cake AND witnessed me break 3 cakes in the process. Our freshly cleaned carpets were full of chocolate cake!

This tiered cake (my first one EVER) has 3 layers of chocolate cake in each tier with yummy buttercream between the layers (I used 2lbs of butter in the frosting alone!). I read online how to make the tiers and how to use dowel rods to give the cake strength. Although the Food Network makes it look easy--it was quite the challenge! Nonetheless, it was a hit at the party (along with the sammies we picked up from our favorite sandwich shop)!

You will notice it's the most manly cake I've ever done--pointed out by Kelly!
It isn't often that I get to make a cake with flames and skulls on it.

Back to pretty and girly cakes for Easter this weekend!

Happy Birthday Horgan!


Chris said...

The absolute best cake I have ever had. I almost didn't want to eat it, but when I started I couldn't stop. Thanks,
Mr. Horgan

Matt said...


KMK said...

You are so amazing! Seriously! AND, I'm more than a lil' bit jealous that TWO of the cakes featured on your blog were for HORGO! What??? Seriously though, I'm in awe of your talent!

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