Another note for this cake: It uses a lot of eggs. I used a dozen Extra Large eggs. DON'T THROW AWAY THE SHELLS. Wash them, put them in a jar. I'll show you what to do with those as soon as my egg jar is full. If you look in the picture above, my egg jar is next to my sink.
I was asked by a friend a few weeks ago to bake her daughter's birthday cake. I have since spent the last few weeks teaching myself how to make fondant (which I decided not to use for the cake), learning how to bake a flat cake, how to make vanilla white cake and vanilla icing, how to dye the icing, and how to properly frost and stack a tiered cake. Wooh... But I got this.
I found the recipe for the cake batter here. I did not use the icing recipe located their, though.
Because this cake requires a lot of steps, I will not being doing it as one blog post. I will be doing it as four, despite my baking it all today.
The three steps are going to be:
Baking the Cake
Making the Icing and Filling
Stacking and Icing
I'll add a link to each of those as I complete them.
First, you're gonna separate the yolks and whites from five eggs.
Now in the bowl of a stand mixer add 3 cups of cake flour and 2 cups of sugar.
Next you're going to add 12 tablespoons of butter, cut into 24 equal pieces. Add one piece in every ten seconds to make a fine crumble.
Now, you're going to add the egg mixture into the batter in three parts.
(I don't have a picture of that because I only have two hands.)
Now, if you have a food scale, separate the batter into two equal parts into two round baking pans.
And put them in the oven.
NOTE: (From the original website) Put them in for 20 minutes and don't check them until the timer going off. Insert a toothpick and if it doesn't come out clean, put them back in for 5 more minutes (keep doing 5 minutes until they're done.
Those purple things around the pans are Bake Even Strips from Wilton. Most of the pans, utensils, and icing tips I use are all Wilton products. I love them. The Bake Even Strips help the cake to bake more evenly instead of having the hump in the middle.