Cakes and Graduations

Cakes and Graduations

 Guava Cake with a Tropical Glaze and Mango Buttercream Frosting

This weekend my little sister graduated from high school. Since she is the last child (in my family), it was a big deal. My mother hosted a big party to celebrate the event. It was a beautiful party, and great seeing relatives from Hawaii. In a few months she will be off to San Francisco State, and we will miss her dearly.

I remember when I finished high school and how excited I was to think that I was no longer obligated to go to school. Little did I know, I would soon  become a “career” student!

Anyway, my mother asked me to make the desserts. Specifically, s’mores cupcakes. Unfortunately, I started the cakes the day before the party and they took way longer than I had anticipated. I attempted to get up at 5am the day of the graduation to make them before having to leave (and have 3 children and a husband) ready by 8 am. Baking on less than 3 hours of sleep is not conducive to quality baking and the cupcakes reflected that! The spread all over my ungreased pan and sank in the middle. Although they were delicious, they looked like hell and by no means was I going to serve them. So, on the way to the party I made a quick stop at Sprinkles to rectify the situation.

Since this was a Hawaiian style party, this cake was guava flavored with a tropical glaze and a mango buttercream. I also made the inside “ombre” as well. The cake was delicious, and a huge hit! This frosting technique was very simple…just really time consuming. There is a wonderful (and hilarious) tutorial on The Hungry Housewife’s blog that shows exactly how to make it.

4 Layer Coconut Cake with Lime Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake came out wonderful as well. It was a 4 layers of coconut cake with a lime coconut cream cheese frosting, one of my favorites.

All in all it was a great, but exhausting weekend. Congratulations to my beautiful sister!

Thanks Karen for the great picture!

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0 Responses to Cakes and Graduations

  1. artstylelove June 4, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    Amazing pink cake!

  2. vivilinh June 4, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    such an awesome cake!!!

  3. leahgraceobrien June 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Very pretty cake! The colors are amazing!

  4. Mimi June 9, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    I’ve never had a cake that looked as good as it tasted! This cake was so delicious and so incredibly pretty. Great job!! I just may forgive you for the S’mores Cupcake fiasco! The cake(s) were definitely the “piece de resistance!” The Lomi Lomi Salmon was pretty darn fantastic too!! Big Mahalo for all your hard work!!!!!!!!

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