I love having an occasion to bake for. The best occasion, of course, is for a birthday! My friend Kim’s birthday was the other day and since my first attempt at making a birthday cake was almost a failure, I knew that I needed to try again.
Kim requested a white cake with white buttercream frosting. Simple enough, right? I spent some time researching different recipes and different decorating techniques. I came up with two recipes that I thought would work well.
The two 9” round layers came out perfect. The first layer went on the cake stand:
Spread it out
And added the second cake layer
And time to decorate!
My original plan was to cover the whole cake in roses. After I finished the top, I knew I’d never have enough buttercream to cover the sides as well. So I just got creative.
I added some sugar crystals to the sides just to give it a little color.
I was really happy with how the cake turned out. I thought it looked pretty good and tasted good as well.
The trickiest part was trying to figure out how to get the cake to Kim’s house. Let’s just say that I drove very carefully!
Happy Birthday Kim!!!!