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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cake. Cake. Cake.

Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla...just like my childhood favorite ice cream flavor, Neapolitan! 

I debated for way too long about the perfect frosting situation. Thought of matching flavors to the cake. I considered strawberry jam. In the end, basic vanilla buttercream just felt right. 

Sometimes I try to make the surface as smooth as my skills will allow, but this time I wanted to keep the texture. 

I put the baked layers in the freezer to make shaping and frosting easier. After carving, I did a quick crumb coat. I don't always do that, but for this cake I wanted to keep the frosting fairly thin. Even though I'm a frosting lover, I'm learning that with a layered cake it can be overwhelming if it's too thick. 

The end result is just what I had hoped it would be. Don't you just love it when things turn out that way? After a very disappointing experience with fondant a few days ago I felt extra happy when this turned out right. 

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