I first fell of my chair, then I died, then I tweeted her back something like “OMG that is the most amazing cake EVER and I must make that for my daughter’s 6th birthday” and then I picked myself up off the floor and forwarded the link to her tutorial to everyone I know alive. True story.
Truth be told, I have never made a layered cake before. I grew up in a household of misguided sheet cakes – served in pyrex with canned frosting. (counseling has helped me get over this situation..almost).
I am assuming Amanda knew of my lack of professional baking mentoring, so generously offered to come to my home and make my daughter’s cake. ANOTHER TRUE STORY.
I then wondered if she was single…
Turns out she is not. (but I love her anyway) So on Sunday I decided to completely ignore my kids for 2 hours and make a cake for for Valentine’s Day as a practice for Esther’s birthday in 2 weeks.
Esther is having a “hearts theme” birthday, so I thought I could take Amanda’s Cake and make some tweaks for us – make the roses into heart and use a smaller decorating tip so the hearts were more “kid scribble” than glorious roses, and make it a traditional 2 layer cake with one layer pink and one vanilla.
And guess what y’all – I MADE A FREAKIN’ ‘cake!
I may do a slightly larger tip for my hearts next time and also use a fruit filling between the layers for more flavor..but I was so happy with the results.
.and you MUST use Amanda’s Buttercream Frosting recipe. Best.frosting.ever.
My hips are happy.
What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Sweet Treats?