Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy 4th of July Cake
I originally saw this cake over at Crafty Mama, I love the look of it but did not love the recipe. I am all for baking from scratch, but I really felt a cake mix would do in this case. This cake was more about the look for me at least.
I used two cake mixes for all the layers. In each of the two 8 inch cake pans I would pour 1 cup of cake batter in, and bake them two at a time as all I own is two 8 inch pans. The layers still came out a little thicker than I had planned.
The blue layer was made with 2 cups of batter as it had to be the thickness of 2 red layers. If you follow the directions from Crafty Mama, you will cut a circle out of a piece of parchment or wax paper for the top layer. Well I guess you can say I cheated, or made this step a little easier. I used a large biscuit cutter to cut the center out of the blue layer, and then cut the center of a red layer to fill in the blue layer. Okay did I confuse you yet?
Well the cake was a really tall layer cake and I really didn't think it would survive the icing part, it tilted from side to side and I did panic a little bit. The cake at least made it to the table and I was able to cut a few slices before it took a mysterious nose dive off the plate when I turned my back.