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St. Paul's Confirmation Cake

I was asked to make a cake to celebrate last Sunday's confirmation service.  There were eight girls being confirmed.  Originally I was going to do the decorations in light pink, but then since every girl was at least 13 I thought I would make it a little more colourful using one colour for each name.

The cake was made up of two 9 x 13 cakes.  One was chocolate with chocolate filling and the other vanilla with strawberry/raspberry buttercream filling.  The cake was so big that I miscalculated how much fondant I needed to roll out so I ended up putting a yellow ribbon around the base of the trim cover up that math error!

I also made six dozen mini cupcakes for extra in case they ran out of cake.  It was originally going to be eight, four each of chocolate and vanilla.  However, the vanilla ones got a little too well done.  It's such a fine line between underdone and a few minutes later they are toast.  :(  This is why vanilla cake and I are not friends.  The chocolate cake would have survived this no problem.  I swear this recipe is indestructible!

Mr. T, Miss E and I drove this cake out late on Saturday evening to my mom's.  It was so heavy that we left it safely in the trunk of the car so she didn't have to carry it out in the morning.  One of the few upsides to this lingering cold weather.


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