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May 10, 2012

My First Tiered Cake


With out a doubt, one of the most stressful moments of my life was making the cake for my son and niece's Baptism a few weeks ago.  It was all stress that I put on myself, of course, but stress nonetheless!  I have a list of things I want to accomplish while I'm 30, and one of which is making a tiered cake.  Because of this goal I told my mother-in-law that I was going to make the cake.

I have to say, I'm very pleased with how it turned out!  Stressful as it was, I am very proud of the outcome!  I did decide to make it a little easier on myself by making each tier the same flavor of cake, but two different fillings.  I also chose a simple and classic frosting, that is a tried and true recipe in my repertoire!

For the Cake I used Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake, with a few modifications, which I will post at some point.  The frosting is my Vanilla Bean Buttercream. On the bottom tier I made a Cookies & Cream filling (recipe also coming later), and the top tier was filled with quite possibly my all-time favorite White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Filling.

I still have some work do to on decorating cakes beautifully, but now that I've made a tiered cake it's not so scary!  Not that I'll make one for every cake occasion, but if I chose to again it shouldn't give me nightmares again.  Well, hopefully not, at least!

3 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic looking cake! Great job :)

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  2. Great job - the cake is beautiful!

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  3. I think it looks great! You did a wonderful job and I love the flowers on it.

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