Monday, February 24, 2014

Amaya's Pink Ruffle Cake

I haven't made a cake in a while, so was excited to make this for my birthday twin: cutie pie Amaya.

I thought it turned out pretty nice.  And I'm very in love with my new cake stand.

Here are the details and linked recipes for each part of the cake:

And, a few notes:  
  • I made two batches of the buttercream.  One batch is typically enough for a 9-inch layer cake, but the ruffles use up more than you would on an average frosting job.  
  • I found this video on ruffles very helpful.  I've watched it many times.  
  • Before putting the ruffles on the cake, do a crumb coat and refrigerate the cake for about 20 minutes.  A crumb coat is a very thin layer of frosting that seals in all of the insides and crumbs before you do the "real" frosting.  You should use about one cup of frosting for the crumb coat.  This is what the cake looked like after the crumb coat. 

And the finished product!  TA-DA!!

Happy birthday, Amaya!  

1 comment:

  1. ahh, the memories in the car bringing this over :)