I made this cake for my grandmother's birthday on Sunday! It's a chocolate cake with white truffle frosting. I got the recipe from Betty Crocker's The Big Book of Cupcakes, but I made a cake version instead!
For the frosting, the recipe says to add 1 cup of candy melts and 1 container of vanilla frosting from the store. I doubled the recipe though because I feel like I'm always running out of frosting.
After I mixed the candy melts and the icing, I felt like the frosting wasn't think enough so I added some vanilla buttercream frosting that I had made earlier as back-up-frosting. I've made regular buttercream frosting before, but this vanilla buttercream was so good. So good.
This is what happens when you put candy melts in the microwave on high when the recipe says medium.
I used a really small star tip to make the ruffles. I love how it looks and it might be one of my favorite cakes that I've made so far, but if I ever want to make a cake that looks like this again, I will use a much bigger tip. I'm not even sure why I wanted to use this tiny one because I have quite a few of them.
I made the ruffle design by starting at the bottom of the cake and moving the tip upward to make a straight line, but I took a lot of time and went really slow so the icing could fold up on top of itself. I don't know how else to describe it, but I hope that makes sense!
As much as I love how this looks, I will definitely use a bigger tip next time because this took forever. Seriously, we started watching a football game about the same time I started decorating this cake and I was still working on it when the game was over.
Once I was done with the sides of the cake, I made single little stars around the edge of the top. Then I went around the top of the cake in circles.
Do you like my houseshoes? :)
Finished cake! I like that it looks all ruffley and still kind of simple at the same time. I also thought of putting some kind of sprinkles or glitter-sprinkles on the top, but I'm glad I didn't.
We took my grandmother out to eat dinner and then we all went back to her house for cake and ice cream! It was really nice having everyone together and all the kids home from college and work.