I made a wonderful, delicious, fluffy, glossy Vanilla Bean Swiss Meringue Buttercream! And let me tell you, this buttercream is life changing.
But first, back to the cupcakes and cake!
Last weekend I was asked to make 4 dozen cupcakes and a stacked cake for a baptism. The request was for "flowers and spring" which I think is a perfect theme for a beautiful little girl's baptism!
For the cupcakes I made two dozen blueberry cupcakes because I feel that fruit + dessert = spring! The other two dozen cupcakes were rich chocolate cupcakes, yum!
I then topped the cupcakes with my new favorite icing, and then some cute fondant flowers that matched the colors of the cake :)
For the cake, a small stacked cake was ordered. I was so excited to come up with a plan for the cake, almost forgetting that I have never stacked a cake before! A couple of episodes of Cake Boss later, and I felt like a pro who could definitely take on a two tier cake.
The bottom tier was a 8" vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream filling. The top tier was a 6" chocolate cake also with the raspberry buttercream to tie it all together.
Not only was stacking a cake a new and exciting undertaking, but I had also decided to cover the whole thing with fondant. I have almost no experience with covering cakes with fondant, I must have really felt confident after all of that time watching Food Network and TLC! :)
It turned out awesome! The tiers were covered with fondant and then decorated with bright flowers for spring!
I had so much fun and was given the opportunity to try so many new things for these desserts!
I will include my experience with Swiss meringue buttercream icing next post :) That accomplishment deserves some extra attention.
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(as I'm sitting in the dentist office with a frozen face haha)