Monday, February 20, 2012

Snow White Cake and Chocolate Buttercream

No matter how old a girl gets, she wants to be a princess.
I used to dream about being a Disneyland princess. Ok, I still do. I decided I could be Snow White. I already have the dark hair, so with enough makeup and a good bit of red lipstick, I could do it. Don't you snicker at me, you know you are thinking about which one you could be.

The point is, when I was asked to make a Snow White cake, I was thrilled. I didn't want to just make an ordinary one. I researched a bit and found an abstract version of the dress. I am all about the abstract and whimsical! 

Here it is:

Everything is edible except the cake topper. I love giving the kiddos have something they can play with after the cake is gone.

Let's talk about the inside of the cake.
The bottom is a Yellow Cake with Chocolate Fudge Buttercream.
The top is a Butter Cake with Oreo Buttercream
I want to spend some time talking about the Chocolate Fudge Buttercream. I love this stuff and it is fairly easy, because... .well... I cheat a little. You will thank me when you taste it.... trust me.

You will need:

1 cup butter
 1/2 cup shortening
 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 4 cups confectioners' sugar
 4 tablespoons milk
 1 1/2 cup hot fudge topping
 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.

Sift the cocoa with the confectioners' sugar and add to the creamed mixture.

Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don't add more than 1/4 cup of milk. 

Now the secret ingredient.....

This stuff is great. Makes the buttercream smooth and fudgey.
Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Yummy... this is great on a plain yellow cake. If you want my favorite yellow cake recipe it is found here. I have tried quite a few and always come back to that one.

This cake is fit for a princess!

I covered and decorated this cake with MMF. I was in love with these butterflies, I wish I would have taken more pictures.... maybe next time. 
Here are some more views of the cake. If you have any questions, please oh please, Ask! I love to talk cake.

Baking from my heart to your kitchen,