Once again I must apologize for the absence. The end of the semester is always the busiest time for me. But with the end of the semester comes our department picnic which also falls on the birthday of a good friend of mine. So in her honor I decided to attempt my first tiered cake! So it was only two tiers, but hey, it didn't fall over or slide off the cake stand. Plus it tasted amazing and looked great. Everyone really loved the cake, especially the birthday girl.
This cake was really fun to make. I went to the cake decorating supply store to find neon gel food coloring. Those colors really fit the personality of my friend. Super bright and cheery! I decided to use Ateco tip #41 which creates this ruffle-like appearance. I used a Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe and an amazing chocolate cake recipe from Ina Garten. This cake is the best! I topped it off with some gum paste roses and carnations that I learned in my cake decorating class. I hope you enjoy the photos!