Baby Girl Ward was born recently (view pics of the cutie here!), so while I’m out learning how to raise this tiny human, I’ve asked some amazeballs bloggers to visit! Today’s post comes from a Stephanie from the inspiring and delicious blog, Oh So Delicioso. This lady has put me into a food coma with pictures of this delish cake and glitzy server! Take it away, Steph.
It’s fall, and in the (more-than-I’d-care-to-admit) instance that I’m not eating food of actual substance, I’m eating chocolate, cinnamon, or salted caramel. Who’s with me?! I’m Stephanie, one of the bloggers from the food lifestyle blog, Oh So Delicioso. We’re all mommas who blog about food, holidays, kitchen tips, and sometimes a kid or two pops up in there….
One thing that makes me really happy is pretty kitchen gadgets and accessories. Making a pie crust is soooo much more enjoyable with a pretty floral rolling pin. Setting the table for your dinner party is way more exciting when you know you can pull out those colorful plates or some hand-stitched heart napkins. How about a glitzy ombre cake server?
I’ve seen those paint-dipped wooden spoons and silver spoons, and think they’re absolutely adorable. I’ve wanted to make them for a while, but haven’t been able to yet. Instead, I was thinking about cake (naturally), and how sometimes it’s tricky to balance the piece of cake on the knife as you bring it to the plate. I can’t tell you how many times that beautiful slice of cake has turned into a pile of cake crumbles because it tumbles over. I found these beautiful, unique handcrafted servers from Red Road Woodworks and fell in love with just about everything in their shop. I ordered the server, glittered it, and am now obsessed with it. Make your own so you can feel fancy while you’re getting your Betty Crocker on (P.S. Red Road Woodworks is giving a 10% discount on anything you order from their shop right now, just use the code ILOVECAKE13).
- wooden server
- non-toxic decoupage glue and sealer
- non-toxic glitter
- sponge brush
1. Spread a thin coat of glue on the area of the server you want covered. My glue came with a brush, so I used it for this layer.
2. Sprinkle glitter on the bottom of the server heavily, then gradually lessen the amount of glitter you sprinkle as you go up the handle. I’d suggest using the top of your glitter that has several little holes instead of the wide-open option. If yours doesn’t have this option, pour some into your hand and sprinkle it with your fingers so you don’t risk too much glitter, thus destroying the ombre look.
3. Let completely dry at least 3 hours, being sure to flip over halfway so you don’t get a drip-spot.
4. Use sponge brush (so you don’t get glitter in your glue) to coat with a thin layer of the same glue/sealer. This time it’s acting as a sealer to seal all the glitter in. My server’s handle was at an angle from the server, so if I laid the server part flat and flush with my table and weighted it down with a book, the sticky handle was up in the air and not resting on anything so it could dry properly. If this isn’t the case with yours, tip it at an angle by laying a pencil or something underneath it so the handle rests in the air to dry completely. Let dry overnight. I repeated another sealant layer the next morning to make it a little more smooth.
Make this now so it’s ready for all of the upcoming holiday parties! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, birthdays, all of the above.
Aaaaaand so is this cake. Moist cinnamon chocolate cake with a rich cinnamon salted caramel filling and a sweet chocolate frosting. Yes, I’m serious.
View more tasty tasty recipes by Stephanie and some other amazingly talented mamas on their blog, Oh So Delicioso!
photography: all photos by Oh So Delicioso