Thursday, July 9, 2009
A little red, white and blue..... sort of
Inspired by Mike's Independence Cake at GTA Living Out West - I decided to try something new (for me anyways) in the same vein. Having no star pans - I settled for a plain old 8" round pan and used Martha's Perfect White Cake. The frosting was her cream cheese frosting - WOW... what a great combination!
Having just completed my first four piping classes - this is only the 2nd cake I have decorated. I think it came out pretty well.
My plan was to use raspberries for the red but I couldn't find any. Leftover jam from the TWD: Perfect Party Cake worked just fine.
I thought the spiral pattern was fun and each slice would have some frosting, blueberries and raspberry flavor. Too bad I didn't scrape off the small star borders and the top shell border - I think I would have liked the result of using a larger tip - say #21...
This cake ended up being 3 layers - each separated with frosting and the same seedless raspberry jam used on the top.
The frosting was difficult for me to work with (although this could have been a "user error"... ha ha ha) but it was a great experience for me and best of all - it tastes great!
PS - thanks Mike for your input and advice.... both are very much appreciated!