30 March 2016

Practice Cake



Little Miss Z had been reminding me that her birthday is coming up soon.  She has been busy planning how she's going to celebrate her special day.

There was this beautiful cake that I'd spotted at one of the coffee houses and I decided to see if I could replicate it.  I don't know what flavor the cake was --whether it was chocolate or something else.  All I could see were the pastel marshmallows and rainbow sprinkles.  It was so pretty! 

Super mini marshmallows were not easy to find around here and I was searching high and low for them.  Finally, one of the ladies from a mommy forum pointed me to this hidden gem of a baking supplies store and I found exactly what I needed (and so much more)! 

I'd decided to try making a 6" 2-layer red velvet cake with simple cream cheese frosting.  Just to see how that will turn out, if I decide to make the same for Z's birthday in a couple of weeks' time.  I love how it turned out.  The cake was moist and was really yummy.  I also love how forgiving this cake is, in terms of decoration. The sprinkles and the marshmallows hide whatever uneven frosting I did on the cake. 

One thing I might have to do is to invest in another 6"cake pan, so that I can halve the baking time.  I love this size (6")... just perfect. At least now I have an alternative to my usual go-to bundt.




10 COMMENTS:

Dina Lettre said...

It's beautiful! LOVE red velvet.

edenhills said...

That is so pretty!

Jill Harrison said...

the cake looks absolutely delicious, and sounds easy to make and decorate too - bonus! I hope your little one has a happy birthday and enjoys her cake.

elizabeth said...

A sweet girlie's dream come true!

Jim said...

Love a cake that is so colourful.

Molly said...

That looks absolutely fabulous and like ALL the calories

Mollyxxx

Sharon said...

Yum! I bet you didn't mind eating the practice cake either!

Amy Franks said...

Looks like you did really well, I doubt I could come up with anything that looks that good :-)

Anita said...

You're a professional! :) It looks good.

Lisa Kerner said...

What a fun birthday cake... I would love that if someone made it for me.

Lisa @ LTTL

PS glad to see you back at Life Thru the Lens

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