Special Occasion Cakes New Jersey

There are many special occasions that require cakes New Jersey. When it comes to designs the sky really is the limit. Many people have a clear idea of what they want the cake to look like. Maybe it is a theme for a child's birthday party or a wedding cake for a special couple. Others may not have an idea and need a baker to work with them and offer suggestions.

Even a small family party with a few guests needs great cake. The cake is typically the focal point of the event and is especially important for a child's birthday party. Most small children love to have a special cake made for the big day. The younger ones often favor a well loved character such as Elmo or Winnie the Pooh. As they get older many kids have a party themed around their interests, pirates and dinosaurs are particular favorites. A beautifully decorated cake in the shape of a T Rex is always a huge hit with the young guests.

One of the most popular types of cake is still the classic vanilla. This old favorite is perfect for many occasion, especially if there are going to be children present. It can be teamed with a variety of frosting flavors or even fresh cream. Adding some seasonal fruits will make any cake extra special. A light sponge cake sandwiched together with a generous helping of whipped cream and decorated with fresh strawberries is a simple yet delicious treat.

Chocolate is also a family favorite. Many people love the decadence of a rich chocolate cake, decorated with lots of chocolate frosting. This is a very simple recipe that most people can manage and is made even better by using local or organic ingredients. For a twist use hazelnut or mocha frosting. This is a quick and easy way to make a basic cake more sophisticated and perfect for a grown ups dinner party, after the kids are in bed.

Carrot cake is a moist and delicious treat. It is surprisingly easy to make, but does require a little preparation time. For this reason most people just opt to buy their carrot cake at a store. Finding one that makes everything from scratch is the key to a fresh and tasty cake. Cream cheese frosting is the perfect pairing for carrot cake and is perfect to serve for dessert after a special Sunday dinner.

Red Velvet cake is a rich and delicious treat. The basic cake mix is used with the addition of some cocoa powder and red food coloring. These small extras create a whole new taste that people have been enjoying for many years. When topped with a layer of cream cheese frosting it makes a great alternative for those who do not like anything too sweet.

Citrus make a great addition to many cakes. Both orange and lemon can be used and are equally popular. Using the freshly squeezed zest of the fruit is crucial to getting a great taste. It is important to remember to wash the outside of the fruit before grating off the zest. An light but tangy frosting makes the perfect accompaniment.

Sometimes there really does not need to be a special occasion. A winter afternoon is a wonderful time to get together with the kids and do some baking. No matter what the flavor, everyone loves a slice of cake.

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