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!