Monday, April 26, 2010

...Madison appreciates a fancy cake!

Inspired by the version on the Martha Stewart show, I took shortcuts to make my own.  2 white cake mixes, batter carefully divided by weight into 6 equal portions, then dyed with paste food colors and baked 2 at a time for about 20 minutes each.  THEN... instead of making swiss meringue buttercream (which I absolutely LOVE, but didn't have the time or patience to make that day), I went to smart and final and bought a quart of "Pastry Pride" and whipped to stiff peaks, with some added vanilla, and frosted it with that instead.  I'm not a huge white cake fan, so I think it would have tasted better with the swiss meringue buttercream, but everyone said they loved it.  I like my cakes sweeter though.

4 comments:

Jone said...

Very impressive, Elder Dixon's Birthday is coming up. Could you send one of those his way? I wish I had your cooking skills. BTW I love all the pictures you have posted on your blog.

Cherie said...

Cool cake! I'm going to copy you for Lily's birthday next year. I bet everyone was surprised when you cut into it.

Kim said...

Let me know how it turns out Cherie!

Mandi Snider said...

This is the coolest cake ever! I want to make it right now just because it looks so neat!