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Not a mess anymore!

I told you I’d fix it!

I began by trimming it down to a 5.5″ x 5.5″ square (okay, so it doesn’t look completely square, but are we really bothered about the quarter-inch deficit?). Much better. I followed most of the steps on how to prep a cake, madskillz picked up from my beginner’s cake decorating class and from watching my mom mess around with other people’s wedding cakes.

Raspberry buttercream in the middle (it’s pink inside the white “dams”)

Then after masking the outside with a plain buttercream, I finished it with a white chocolate buttercream. It’s going to be interesting – I used a meringue buttercream (a “true” buttercream) for the filling but iced the outside with an American buttercream (i.e. just butter & icing sugar)…I don’t really know how it will turn out, to be honest…but what’s not to love about raspberry and white chocolate???

Topped it off with chocolate “branches” and royal icing drop flowers
Note: did not finish bottom edges in picture. Probably should’ve.

Put in the box and finished off with a pretty pink ribbon – I love Spring

It’s for a friend’s birthday. We’ll see how she likes it tomorrow!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Vanessa Wednesday 25 March 2009, 23:28

    Please come home and make me a cake!!! All your sweets are always making me have cravings!

  • Kasia Thursday 26 March 2009, 00:05

    will you make me a cake like that for my birthday when i come in October (even though my birthday is in July)? pretty please?

  • Jenn Friday 27 March 2009, 14:47

    I love the cake. It is the most beautiful birthday cake I have ever had! My friends and family are all jealous and are not sure they believe me that you actually made it. Thank you again soooooooo much.

  • VancityAllie Wednesday 1 April 2009, 15:41

    You inspire me to start baking. Even though I’m no good at it.

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