When I asked my hubby what I should make for our Valentine's Day dessert, he said "cheesecake!" I politely told him, that I don't really like cheesecake, and asked what was his 2nd choice. Without hesitation, he said "strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting!" Oh, this brings back memories. This is the cake I made for him when we were dating, and is so easy. It's a boxed strawberry cake mix and tub of cream cheese frosting...pretty easy, huh? And since I didn't have to spend any time making the cake or frosting from scratch, I might as well make the cake look pretty.
This was my attempt at decorating with the ruffle design I saw over at Leslie's The Hungry Housewife, which was the most beautiful cake I've ever seen. I used this video tutorial to learn about piping this ruffle design.
I baked the cake using two 8-inch cake pans, and then added a layer of cream cheese frosting between them. I used another tub of cream cheese frosting to decorate the sides and a tub of strawberries and cream frosting to decorate the top and cake pedestal. Practice makes perfect, and I need more practice. Next time, I will use homemade frosting, probably Leslie's swiss meringue buttercream. It looks so satiny smooth and delicious!
This cake looks so beautiful! Strawberry cake is my favorite!ReplyDelete
Rhondi, you did an excellent job! I cannot pipe frosting. I don't know why, but I just can't. Your cake is beautiful and I would love a big piece right now. Sigh........ReplyDelete
That looks so delicious! And I agree with Brenda, you did an amazing job.ReplyDelete
oh, I love the ruffles! It looks almost to pretty to eat. :)ReplyDelete
I love it. Super pretty.ReplyDelete
Hey Big Mamma! I am visiting you back from feed me tweet me follow me home friday! I am now following you blog! It is always amazing to me to see people decorate cakes so lovely! It is one talent I simply never developed so I can appreciate it when I see it! Hope to see you stop by A moderate life, especially on tuesday for the hearth and soul hop! All the best! AlexReplyDelete
I feel an overwhelming sense of urgency, like I need to learn how to pipe ruffles too! It looks like a gorgeous pink tutu! ;)ReplyDelete
How pretty! I bet it tasted wonderful, too.ReplyDelete
That is one beautiful way to decorate a cake. I'm going to have to check that video tutorial out so I can learn too. Thanks so much for linking this to Sweets for a Saturday. Believe it or not, you're in the top 5 again this week. You rock!ReplyDelete
this cake looks beyond amazing!ReplyDelete
you have a fun & exciting Blog, that I'm going to start to follow...keep up the great work!