I am at the age where my friends are having babies. I am also at the age where I finally had to buy a tv so I feel like I have been adulting very hard lately—scary.
This was a sprinkle not a baby shower because it is for the third baby. I was so excited to make the cake because of this is sprinkle factor; fun idea for decorating. I was also so excited because I learn so much with each cake I make and this was an excuse to bake. I made a a white cake with classic buttercream frosting but wanted a bit more flavor so added fig jam in between the layers. The cake was so adorable and tasted awesome. It was simple but fluffy and with a bit of different sweetness with the fig. Baking cakes I have learned is a much more simple process than you think if you plan ahead. Below is my step by step guide for making a decorative cake:
Four days out – Bake cake and freeze! I do this in advance so I am ready to go but also so if anything goes wrong I have time to come up with a back up plan.
Night before crumb coat– Put cakes in fridge to defrost.
Day before – Crumb coat, then fridge for an hour, then final coat. Sometimes I actually do the crumb coat a day before the final coat but because this one had colored frosting I didn’t want to have to make another batch that might not match so I did it all in one night.
Morning of party– Finish decorating cake! Give yourself plenty of time so you don’t have to panic! For these sprinkles I had to individually press them on which took longer than planned. Always give yourself more time, this is your masterpiece you don’t want to have to rush it!