|I know, great picture.|
|See? Pretty awful|
I had leftover buttercream from the not-to-be-mentioned cupcakes, so I knew I could fill a cake with it. I did go down some "new" territory with this cake though....chocolate! I really don't do too many chocolate cakes as everyone I usually bake for prefers yellow or white. Also I had not made a chocolate buttercream before, but I knew this cake was the time to try it. Also, I had a new tip that I was dying to try out, but we'll get to that later.
So I made 2 different cakes, a milk chocolate and a dark chocolate. To show how much I do not read directions...APPARENTLY when you do a boxed cake, it is enough to fill two round pans. However, if you are a bit directionally challenged like me, you read right over that part and pour all of the batter into one bowl. No big deal, except that you end up with a cake that looks like this:
|Thank goodness for knives!|
|First ever batch of chocolate buttercream!|
|Strawberry and chocolate buttercream|
|Hot 'n fresh outta the oven!!|
|I feel like I am becoming sort of a pro at flipping the cakes out of the pans =]|
|All filled and stacked. I really liked the subtle color difference|
IAMBAKER and really wanted to try and do it myself. So I did a crumb coat and grabbed my new fancy tip and went on my way.