It was my mother in law's birthday this week and my daughter and I were bound and determined to make Nana the most fabulous cake she had ever seen. As with most things I do, I found myself saying "NEVER AGAIN!!!!!" over and over, but the end result was really quite impressive and DELICIOUS if I do say so myself. Most importantly, Nana was happy (she's the baker in our family so I was happy to have impressed)! As hard as this looks to make it wasn't. Just plan on it taking you all day and you're good to go! ;)
|So....I started out with my cake recipe. |
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
This was used to frost the cake and in-between the layers. This was NOT used for the roses.
Starting with the lightest cake (or darkest if you choose to do dark to light), place your first cake on a cake stand and frost the top of the first cake with the cream cheese frosting. Continue to stack the cakes from light to dark frosting the top of the cake (between each layer). Once the cakes are stacked the cake might look a little haggard...at least mine did. I'm sure that in the fancy world of baking you are supposed to trim the cakes so that they don't look so awkward and uneven but I wasn't about to sacrifice my cakes to a knife without really knowing what I was doing, so i just stacked them up and frosted the sides to cover up the imperfections. It took quite a bit of frosting to fill the gaps, but it ended up looking perfect!
This was used for the roses!
Sorry the pictures weren't very good! I REALLY didn't expect this to turn out. Next time I make it (hahaha!!!) I will take better pictures! Please let me know if you have any questions.
|Even my dishes were ombre!|