Thursday, June 21, 2012

My First Layered Cake

Yesterday was one of my best friend's 24th birthday, so I decided to bake her a cake!  Tuesday evening, I gathered all the supplies and got to work.  Since this was my first attempt at a layered cake, I turned to Christina for some advice.  Let me tell you....this girl knows her baking!  She was so kind and answered all of my silly questions as a first timer.


First, I made the box cake according to it's instructions.  I chose Strawberry, only because the store was out of Funfetti.



Then, I prepared the pans by placing a piece of wax paper in the bottom of each, sprayed a non-stick spray, and sifted flour around the entire pan.  This was a great tip that I found in Christina's post here.  It worked like a charm and I did not have any trouble removing them once they were finished baking.












While the cakes cooled in the fridge wrapped in saran wrap, I started on the icing.  I followed Christina's cream cheese icing recipe and added in her secret ingredient.  This strawberry lemonade icing was delicious!



Once the cakes cooled, I added the middle filling and the first crumb layer of icing.  Then, after thirty minutes in the fridge I placed another layer on to complete the cake.  Topped it with sprinkles and a homemade bunting, and it was the prettiest birthday cake I've ever seen!


Happy Birthday Maureen!

Stay tuned tomorrow for instructions on how to make a mini bunting, along with a FREE printable!

14 comments:

Christina said...

i love a pink cake! so pretty!!

Jeanette @ This Dusty House said...

It looks great!

My first layered cake, I didn't realize the cake had to be cool before icing it and I didn't leave myself enough time, so I tried icing it while it was still warm. I fought with it, and managed, but it certainly didn't look too pretty under the super thick layer of icing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you did an awesome job! Did you make or buy the little banner?

Faith said...

it looks so good! you did a great job!!!

Michelle said...

Looks great!

Erin said...

That looks SO perfect!!! Good for you, and on your first attempt!! I need to learn how to make a cake before hubby's next bday (not til fall!) so I might need to check out her tips too!

What did you mean by crumb layer? Did I miss something, or am I clueless? lol

Morgan said...

REALLY impressive! Nice work!

Carolina Charm said...

My goodness this turned out perfect! How amazing is that icing?!?!! Great job, friend!!!

Rachel R said...

Looks so cute and yummy! Wish I had a big slice right now :)

{Jessica} said...

Yum! And so super cute - love the little banner on top:)

Meg {henninglove} said...

that cake looks great! wish i could have a slice. and the mini bunting you made it s stinking cute, i love it!!

taylorlsteele said...

Seriously, how cute? You rock!

Dana Gastelum said...

It's GORGEOUS!! Amazing job Amanda!! :) I'm going to have to try that icing..Mmm!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

Soo pretty! Ive got to make that frosting!

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