I am alive, despite ignoring the blog for a few days. That's what happens when I have a few days off from work - I unplug. It's tiring looking at a computer screen all the time and I'm honestly surprised I'm not blind yet!
In honor of the 4th, I baked! It helped that we were invited to a BBQ and I needed to bring something. A few weeks ago I had picked up a Pillsbury "seasonal" cake mix and it was perfect for this occasion. I used 2 8-inch round pans to bake the cake. After it cooled, I used waxed dental floss to slice off the tops of the cakes to make them even and flat. It's a great trick that works every time!
I have a few different go-to buttercream icing recipes and this time I decided to go with the recipe that uses crisco because I was worried a recipe using real butter wouldn't hold up in this heat and humidity. I mixed my buttercream icing and decided to tint some of it red for an added surprise inside the cake.
I even crumb coated it!
And then decided to go all fancy-schmancy:
I must say, decorating a cake with all rosettes was so EASY! I may never decorate a cake any other way!
Forgive me for not snapping a picture once the cake was cut, but I'll assume you have a good imagination and can picture how it looked inside. The cake got rave reviews, for taste too!
I hope you had a great 4th of July!