Hello there lovelies! Well today is memorial day, so why not make a red, white and blue cake? I decided to make a red velvet cake and decorate it with blue and white. So that way when you cut into it you would see red, white and blue! Anyways, I have really been wanting to make little Cakelets because they are just oh-so-adorable. So I went shopping this week for more baking supplies and I got two 5×2 mini cake pans! This recipe actually makes 2 mini cakes, each being 2 layers. I also bought fondant because I wanted to make bows for the top of the cakes. And this being the first time I have handled fondant, I did a pretty swell job :). (I used my Red Velvet Cake Pops
recipe to make these little cakelets)
1. So when it was time to take pictures of the cakes, Pounder kept trying to eat it. As you see in the pictures below, he’s watching the cake. It’s like he was waiting for me to turn around so that he could quickly jump up and snatch the cake. So that is my explanation to why he is in the pictures below 🙂
2. This cake is so deliciously-amazing-in-every-way-possible-it-is-crazy! It is sweet but at the same time holds a soft bitterness to it. Just the description of a delicious Red Velvet Cake. When you first bite into it, the fluffiness is sweet, but not too overwhelmingly sweet. Then as you almost swallow, you experience a slight, bitter but nice taste of the cocoa powder that sends you too a cake overload!
3. Yesterday I went bathing suit shopping! My neighborhood pool finally opened again and it was time to get a new bathing suit. Well I don’t really like bikinis so I ended up getting a cute 2-piece bathing suit that covers me up like a one piece. I don’t know why, but I feel half naked in a bikini and I feel like I’m way too overexposed. My mom always tells me I have the perfect body for a bikini (I’m a size x-small to small). But I never feel like wearing one. So I went to target and found the perfect bathing suit! Anyways, I love my new bathing suit, it’s blue with white polka dots!
Memorial day colors…………..
The second cake…..Look out for Pounder!
He staring at the cake! But look at how cute it is!
Aww I wanted to give him a piece, but I can’t :((
Yield: two mini cakelets, each being two 5in. layers
2 large eggs
2 cups of sugar
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of Buttermilk
1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste (or 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract)
5-6 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of red food coloring
1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Buttercream frosting: (good for ONE mini cake)
1 cup of butter
5 cups of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
|1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease and flour four 5 inch cake pans. (Place parchment paper on the bottom of each pan.
3. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the eggs with a whisk.
4. Add in the remaining liquids (except the vanilla bean paste and the red food coloring) and place the mixture into another bowl. Set the bowl aside.
5. Now place all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and whisk them until they are well blended.
6. Slowly add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Then, add in the red food coloring and the vanilla bean paste.
7. Keep mixing until the batter is well blended.
|8. Evenly pour the batter into the four cake pans. Drop the pans onto the counter a few times (about 4 inches above the counter) to release any air bubbles.
9. Bake the 4 cakes for 35-45 minutes.
|10. Place the cake pans on a cooling rack.
11. Let the cakes cool for 5 minutes.
12. Take the cakes out of the cake pans and wrap them in plastic wrap. Let the cakes cool inside the plastic wrap (this takes about half an hour).
13. Serrate the tops of each cake and place 2 of them on separate cake boards.
To make the Buttercream Frosting:
14. Frosting: using a stand mixer or hand mixer, add in all the ingredients into the bowl and mix until the frosting is at a creamy but not too thick consistency.
18. Place about 1 cup of frosting onto the first layer and spread the frosting over the top.
15. Place the second layer on top of the first layer.
16. Cover the cake with a thin coat of frosting. Then, place the cake in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
18. Take the cake out and finish frosting the cake. Then, decorate the cake to however you want it to look like.
19. Re-peat this process for the second cake.
20. ENJOY the cakes!!!!!