Sunday, August 19, 2012

German Chocolate Cake

This is Cindy's daughter, Candise.  I have forever said that I want to be JUST like my mom when I grow up and today I just might be one step closer.

I grew up with grandparents nearby and many Sunday evenings were spent visiting.  I don't live in my hometown anymore and don't get to see my grandmas often enough.   We have tried to 'adopt' some grandparents wherever we live.  Our current town is no exception.  Our local grandma had a birthday and requested a German Chocolate Cake.  Last years request was the same, and was my first ever German Chocolate Layer cake.  I think it was tasty - but not really photo worthy!  I learned a few things and the cake turned out beautiful this year. 

My mom would have been proud, it was on a beautiful cake pedestal (she taught me that presentation is everything), it was on time,  and I even took a photo before we walked out the door. 
The recipe is nothing fancy, in fact it came right off the Baker's German Chocolate Box.  I didn't get to have a piece of the cake, but I hear it was delicious!  And the joy of baking and delivering was sweet enough for me.


Cindy said...

Thank you Candise for posting this delicious looking cake. It is beautiful.
Grandpa Lindstrom loved German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting. I made it for him often, but usually in a 9x13 pan 9(layer cakes scared me!)
I think Coconut Pecan Frosting is delicious.
The cake is beautiful and I'm sure Grandma Wilkes enjoyed every bite!
Thank you Candise!

Kayte said...

Oh, Candise this is so pretty! I am certain your recipient felt truly special and loved being presented with this cake. When I clicked over from my Google Reader for your mother's post, I saw the photo and thought, "Wow, Cindy is really fussing a lot today with this cake...maybe this was for Max's wedding!" Truly worthy of special occasions! Nice post...brought back lots of good memories with my grandparents and growing up with them near.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cake Candise!

Anita Rowe Stafford said...

This is a truly beautiful cake, a masterpiece! I believe you are well on your way to being like your mom Candise, both talented and sweet!

Amber said...

Beautiful cake sis! Looks amazing!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Wow, Candise, this is a masterpiece! You are your mother's daughter after all ;) I adore German chocolate cake...and need an excuse to bake one!

Cindy, yes, BEG to be let back into Group C! I still haven't been assigned to your blog!

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Looks beautiful! Can I have a bite?

Nedra said...

You hve learned from the BEST Candice! Great job on the Cake. Lucky grandparents who get adopted by you :)

Unknown said...

This looks so yummy!! You did such a fantastic job putting it together. I loooovveee anything with coconut and pecans (and did I mention chocolate)!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Happy Baking!