Second project for my parent's 35th Anniversary dinner...re-creating a mini version of their wedding cake :) This project looked like a disaster early on...but I saved it, and it was mighty delicious!
I started by baking two white cake mixes in 8 inch round pans...to make 4 cakes. I cut two of the cakes smaller to form a top tier for my cake. This was my first mistake...the top tier was VERY crumbly!
My second mistake, using Butter Flavored Crisco in my frosting. I didn't realize it would be yellow- which yielded an ivory frosting instead of white....but it was delicious!
I mixed 1 cup of Crisco with 2 sticks of butter, 1- 2 lb bag of Powdered Sugar, 2 tsp of vanilla and about 4 oz of heavy cream.
I put a portion of the frosting in a ziploc bag with a star tip in the corner for piping.
See..kinda yellow :(
After a terrible disaster with the top tier, I melted some of the frosting to pour over it and then chilled it. I did a normal crumb coat on the rest of the cake, chilled for 30 minutes and then proceeded to frost the cake.
My parent's wedding cake had LOTS of frosting...so I did the same :)
The finished product, decorated with daisies and yellow roses (which were also a little too Ivory).
And the happy couple...cutting the cake with their actual wedding knife! Happy 35th!