Hello my friends!!
How is it that we are already in February? I hope you all have a special Valentines Day, and I love you all!
So it’s no secret that my mom has the best cakes! THEY ARE THE BOMB. Since I haven’t done a food item in a while, I decided to do a cake. I learn from the best 🙂
What makes this one awesome is the icing. It’s raspberry buttercream! I know you want to take a bite out of your screen, but never fear! I’ll share the recipe 🙂
So I used 1 vanilla cake mix, and a 6-inch round cake pan.
Once I got the cake mix whipped in ready, I poured it into the pan. One cake mix made two and half layers of cake. So I would pour it, bake it, and repeat. I did this three times(the last time it only filled up the pan halfway).
While the cakes were baking, I made the buttercream. I used 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 cup of Crisco shortening, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 12 teaspoons of water. So you want to start by combining the powdered sugar, shortening, and vanilla, until it’s semi-combined. Next, add your water until it reaches the consistency you like. Next, I took 6 oz. of raspberries, and crushed them with a fork. Add it to your buttercream, and TA-DA!! Gorgeous, tangy, buttercream.
Once my cakes had completely cooled, I started to stack them. I placed a dollop of buttercream on the cake plate to prevent it from moving around. I then just figured out what order I was going to place them in, and begun stacking. I placed a thin layer of icing in between the layers as I went along. Once you get them stacked, they will be crumbly and uneven. Don’t worry about that, because we will take care of it as we ice the cake. I placed a thin crumb coat of icing first. All my caker’s know what I’m talkin about 🙂 It’s basically where you put a realllly thin layer of icing, and it keeps the crumbs from spreading around while you ice it. So you want to place a crumb coat, and chill it in the fridge, for about 30mins. Next you can proceed, and ice it fully. Once that step was accomplished, I moved on to decorating. I used raspberries, and white chocolate coconut Ferrero Rochers. I placed a border of raspberries around the bottom. Next, I put a mound of icing, and stacked the candy and raspberries on the top.
I think this came out wonderful, and would be a great dessert to make on Valentines Day!
Let me know if you liked this and we will do more! Also, I’m coming to the states this week, so let me know if you want to see a travel vlog ( Cause you know we get pretty crazy) 🙂
Leave me some comments about that, and I will see you guys later!!
Happy Valentines Day,