Hello all! I have another 4th of July inspired photo shoot this time from a recipe found from Taste of Home. My good friend Michelle needed some help making this recipe as it is VERY labor intensive, so I happily agreed to help in exchange for some food photos. 🙂
The cake was made entirely out of hand made red velvet crepes, which were stacked with a layer of frosting, one by one, then frosted all around. It was so hot outside and inside the apartment we were baking in that the frosting quickly started melting. I had to put 10 wooden dowels in my cake just to make it stable enough to frost the outside! Then I had to freeze the cakes to get a clean cut from it and to just keep the frosting intact. Oh and did I mention that the frosting was cream cheese? *drools* It also may or may not have called for 12 cups of powdered sugar. That is roughly 3 lbs. But it does make 2 cakes so we weren’t that big of piggies. 🙂
This recipe may have been labor intensive, but MAN was it worth it. I seriously could not stop smacking my lips and eying the rest of the cake after my little trial slice. I whole heartedly recommend you all try this recipe but have a baking buddy help you–I couldn’t imagine having done it without Michelle. Also, I would recommend NOT doing it during a heat advisory in a smaller kitchen. 😛
To find the recipe just click here. Enjoy the pics and I hope you all enjoy your 4th!
Wow the pictures look great! Even better than the one on the recipe website! I love the way the sparklers look, as well as the bokeh in the gnome one!
What a compliment! Thank you so much Brandi. My dream is to someday work for Taste of Home! 🙂
I saw this in Taste of Home and thought it looked DELICIOUS but so COMPLICATED!! these photos are gorgeous. Waaay better than ToH!
Thanks Beth! Again it is a huge compliment to me for you both to tell me that my images are more interesting than the one in ToH! I admire their work so much. It was pretty complicated but entirely worth it! I think it is one that we should include in our cookbook. 🙂
That looks really fun! Layers of crepes, and dangerous pyrotechnics. What a tasty treat!
Oooh, great summer photos! Love them!
Wow! What amazing photographs, Charlene!