I haven’t disappeared, I am just buried under 35 pounds of luscious, sugary, buttercream frosting, and 60 pounds of fondant.
It’s a big week for me as I am doing a wedding cake (a “fancy” cake as my little girls used to call it) to serve 350, the grooms cake to accompany it, and four dozen birthday cupcakes for a little boy who goes to church with us. It has been crazy, busy around here as both the oven and I are in overtime. After-all, being Mom comes first, and we are in the final countdown of the school year.
For you to enjoy, here is my go-to recipe for a “fancy” cake:
WHITE CHOCOLATE CAKE
2 1/2 C cake flour
3/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
6 oz. white chocolate squares
1/2 C butter, softened
1 1/4 C sugar
4 egg whites
1 C buttermilk
1 t vanilla
grease and flour two 8-in round pans.
Combine flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl. In saucepan, melt 6 oz. white chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly.
Cream butter until smooth. Gradually add 1 C sugar and mix 2 minutes. Mix in Vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and white chocolate. Beat at low speed after each addition until blended. In a clean bowl with clean beaters, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 c sugar. Fold egg whites into batter. Spread batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 25-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans; finish cooling on rack.
|“Fancy” Cake for a wedding shower|
With our schedule and lack of sleep I am feeling rather eccentric like the legendary Willy Wonka.
|I could really use the help of Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompa’s!|
“Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.”
Or maybe I’m just going mad like the Hatter!
My kids would agree with the latter I am sure!
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”
Have a fabulous weekend!
Throwing in this quick post for Foodie Friday. Pop over and see what else is cooking.
I am also joining in with Sweet Tooth Friday over at Allie N Son. Lots of delicious treats floating around the wonderful world of blogs this week!
4 thoughts on “Buttercream Madness”
😀 It's okay to go a little loopy with that many cakes a'bakin' and all. Your recipe sounds pretty delish. It has got to be the buttermilk. Don't forget to keep your camera handy as we want to see the finished projects/products.
Oh my goodness….you must be exhausted. The recipe sounds great!
I'd like to be buried under frosting too! Yum.
I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/19/chocolate-chip-muffins/
Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to try this for sure!