Sunday, July 29, 2012
This is the "test cake" I made for my friend Michelle's wedding which is coming up in a few weeks. What better way to test the cake than by making one this weekend for her bridal shower.
Since she wanted Chocolate Cake I looked for recipes and ended up using The Pioneer Woman's Big Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe which has quickly become my new favorite.
You don't even need a mixer to make it!
No mixer required!
I made three layers, cooled them and then covered them with a basic buttercream icing that I Am Baker recommended. I also added raspberry extract to the icing for a little flavor.
I wanted to do something different than the fondant cakes I've decorated in the past. I had come across the Rose Cake from I am Baker a few months ago, loved the look of it, and really wanted to try my hand at it.
And here is my first attempt at it...
I think Michelle likes it!
I'm pleased by the results too!
I learned a few things and now I think I'm ready to make the one for the big day! Can't wait!