It is Birthday night at our church choir, and I signed up to bring dessert, which translated into I am bringing the cake! Oh.. the cake.. I don’t bake all that often, my heart is in cooking, but I don’t completely stink at baking, it just means I don’t enjoy it as much as cooking. The cakes turn out fine. I made this cake for my mother’s birthday a few months ago (link)- well, not this cake.. I made a new cake using the same recipe! I liked the cake, but was not a fan of the frosting, so this time I made a different frosting. It was much better. I found the recipe on a blog named “savory sweet life” and here is the link to the frosting. I made a 1 1/2 recipe to be sure that I had enough frosting and in retrospect I am glad that I did. It would otherwise have been tight.
Classic Vanilla Butter-cream Frosting
adapted from savorysweetlife
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened (not melted!)
- 4 1/2 – 6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 – 6 Tbsp heavy cream (or milk will work too)
Beat the softened butter with a mixer for a minute or two. With the mixer on low speed, add 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar to the mixing bowl and beat until it is incorporated. Add the salt and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Add 4 1/2 Tbsp cream and combine. Add more powdered sugar to thicken the mixture, or more cream to thin the mixture out.
Frost your fully cooled cake. Decorate as desired. In this case I piped melted chocolate onto wax paper with a musical theme and after they had fully set (in the refrigerator) used them to decorate.
October 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Ooooh, love this! What a nice job you did! Lovely!