|Rose Cake at i am baker|
but it gets better, check out the inside!
This is a showstopper:
|Ah-may-zing! Her rainbow cakes are gorgeous!|
and then there were these:
|I love the graphic designs on these Valentine's cookies!|
Plus the fact that she just seems to be an all around awesome, approachable, and crazy talented baker. She makes me want to bake cookies-- and I'm not normally a cookie-type of gal. Her tutorials are very detailed. A good tutorial, that takes everything step-by-step, makes me feel like I might be able to accomplish something stunning like her heart cake that has been featured ALL OVER blogland.
It was a messy process, and I have a few things I would change about my efforts.
- make a double batch of batter -- I hardly had enough for 3 layers, and thicker layers work much better
- have a few bleachable rags nearby, I went through about 3 or 4 bar mops just wiping up red velvet batter, that stuff stains and gets EVERYWHERE
- freeze your cakes if possible, mine were refrigerated, but still very crumbly
- carve carefully-- I was a bit too impatient and though I thought I was being careful, it seems like I was hacking away at the cake recklessly
- remind yourself that usually the uglier the cake, the better it tastes
For the outside, I attempted to frost in roses like Amanda's Rose Cake. I will surely be trying this again as it was so simple and gave a really cool effect.
And after doling out a few slices to willing family and friends, we see the somewhat Heart Cake.