Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Butterfly & Flower Cakes
Wilton daisy shape pan and the personal cake for the birthday girl was just a single layer 6-inch round cake.
This was my first time baking a shaped cake and I was so excited. Perhaps a little too excited because I became impatient and did not let the cake cool as long as I should have…I’m pretty sure that’s why the first cake ended up like this:
The second cake turned out much better.
Wilton Bake Easy Spray. I loved it, it worked perfectly (even on the first cake), and it’s so much easier than using shortening and flour!
For decorating the shaped cake I just used butter cream icing (you can see the recipe I use here).
here and here). However, I haven’t tried any detail shapes in chocolate until this; down below I show how I made the butterflies. I didn't use all the exact same colors because, well, the chocolates get a little pricey, but the patterns match pretty closely. I think they turned out very well.
Despite the first cake setback, overall this project was a success. I hope the sweet birthday girl enjoyed it!