The Unintentionally Patriotic Birthday Cake
Meghan turned 25 on Saturday! Happy Birthday!
So of course, Laura and I made her a cake.
The cake was made from the exact same recipe as the Nesquik Zucchini Bread. Only it was baked in a cake dish, not a bread pan.
After letting the cake cool, we cut it in half to be filled.
I was adventerous and attempted to make my own buttercream frosting. After making it, I now know that I should never again eat it. It is literally butter and sugar. I guess that is no surprise with a name like buttercream. Unfortunately I don’t have an electric mixer … and I do not recommend trying to make this without one.
And since I love fruit, strawberry filling was the verdict.
I diced the berries, and let them sit with a little vanilla until they were juicy.
Then on the bottom layer of the cake I spread a thin layer of frosting and topped with the strawberries.
Then very carefully placed the other cake layer on top, creating a yummy cake sandwich. mmmmmmmmm….
Then the hardest part – icing the cake. The icing was really sticky, making the task quite difficult, and the end result was unfortunately homely. Ew.
So I had to cover it up with decorations. I used strawberry slices for the borders, and blue sprinkles were my final touch.
When I finished I realized that the cake was red white and blue. I guess I had my homeland on my mind during the weekend before elections. Or nostalgia for France.
Either way, I think they liked it.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m really proud of my first cake made 100% from scratch! It was delicious.