Monday, September 13, 2010

Cotton Candy Cake

My latest cake is made with all buttercream. I haven't done a full buttercream cake for a long time! I still like working with fondant and gum paste better (I feel like I can do so much more), but I still enjoyed making this cake. I especially enjoyed doing the basket weave; it's been almost a year since I last did it, but luckily I didn't forget how to do it entirely! It's not perfect (I lost the template for basket weave-whoops) but it didn't take too long and it turned out okay.

I tried a few new things with this cake. I made it ALL from scratch using cake flour (I'll make another post on that later). I also tried a new flavor combination: its yellow cake with cotton candy pudding for the filling and the frosting is raspberry flavored. I know, sounds weird but I think it tasted pretty good. Not amazing, but good.

While the cake was in the oven, a friend called and asked me to bring a dessert for dinner. How convenient that I already had a cake in the oven! So I brought it to the dinner. I {think} people liked it because I didn't take much cake home!

Dang camera. A lot of the pictures I take with it are fuzzy. A new camera is definitely on my Christmas list!


  1. It was delicious! In fact, you know how Spence is not much of a cake fan. Well he didn't try it when you were here but when you left, he ate some of the leftovers and he came in to me and said it was "really good". I didn't even pry it out of him. It's because it's from scratch. Keep it up!

  2. Oh good, that makes me happy! I didn't notice much difference from that and a box cake, but it looks like my efforts have not gone to waste! Glad you guys liked it!