When I learned one of my favorite people was moving to a new job, I offered to make the cake for her farewell party and then started trying to narrow down the flavors. I couldn't decide between two recipes so decided to make them both!
These margarita cupcakes with tequila lime Italian meringue buttercream were SO good! The cake contains frozen margarita mix and it's so light and airy! I topped each cupcake with a lime slice and a cocktail umbrella.
The cake was raspberry cake layers with a mango Swiss meringue buttercream. Both the cake and the icing used freeze dried powder instead of fresh fruit and the flavor was really good! I topped the cake with freeze dried raspberries, mint leaves and fresh raspberries.
There are two different flavors of cake layers in this cake. Vanilla confetti cake and strawberry confetti cake. The recipe actually calls for you to make homemade sprinkles, which I had never done before... and may never do again. This amount of green sprinkles took me about 45 minutes to make before I gave up and went to the store to buy sprinkles. I did use these homemade ones though and they do taste better than the ones you buy in the store, if you happen to have a free day to only pipe sprinkles!
There are also two kinds of filling in this cake - strawberry cream filling and confetti buttercream. The combination of all of these parts together is really delicious!
Even with sprinkles in the buttercream, I was able to ice it smooth before the fondant went on!
The logo is entirely made from fondant and I was happy with how well it turned out! The baseball hat is constructed from rice cereal treats covered in fondant.
The baseball and bat are also rice cereal treats covered in fondant. The lacing on the baseball was piped with piping gel. The cake is sitting on a real home base plate glued to a cake drum for stability.
The real test for this cake is going to be if it can survive a mid summers day drive to Seattle! Fingers crossed!!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!