Thursday, April 16, 2009

I did it, I did it, I did it!!

I started baking a lot more in the past year. I told my husband its really all thanks to him, cause he makes sure the kids dont bother me in the kitchen too much while I get a chance to try out my cakes, and he also loves being a taste tester. Also, he really has made it possible for me to feel comfortable in my life to be able to think of doing anything extra. So thanks Hubby!

Now, I saw this cake a couple months back on Bakerella's Blog, and I fell in love. I really wanted to make it. It just looked amazing and at the same time, very Hard! So, Ive been putting it off. But for Easter, I really wanted to take a chance and finally make this cake. Bakerella made a 14 layer cake. And it came out fantastic. The pictures she took and the ease that she shared really made me feel like I could do it too. But still I was nervous, I had never committed myself to something that would take that amount of time to do. But I was determined!!

So, on Bakerella's blog, she gave some different recipe sites that she found, and I looked them over and decided to go with The Smith Family's 12-Layer Cake. The same one that Bakerella used, but I stayed with the 12 Layer Cake. Mostly for the pan issue. I went out and bought pans, and they came in sets of 3, so I grabbed 4 sets, and figured I would use the ones at home to make the other 2, but then I got worried that what if they werent the right size, so I went with the 12 foil pans that I had.

I followed Bakerella's advice and buttered the pans, used parchment paper and buttered again. Then I filled each pan with 3/4 cup cake batter and flattened them all out. I cooked 3 pans at a time, for 12 min each at 350 degrees. Each layer came out perfect! Once they cooled, I removed them all and removed all the papers. Then I set them up on the wire rack and began to frost the cakes, At first I thought I shouldnt use too much icing, and then I started adding more, and once it was done, I just kept pouring the icing on to cover up some of the spots. In the end, it still had a few spots, but no one really cared.

I had planned on adding an extra layer of frosting to give it a cleaner look, but Guests were arriving for Easter, so I finished off the cake by adding Pecans to the top.

In the end, everyone loved it, they went on and on about how moist it was, and was very beautiful. I even got requests to make it for a few family members birthdays, and for every special occasion. It really was a bit of work, but It turned out fantastic. I would be happy to make this cake again!!

2 comments:

Bakerella said...

Looks yummy!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Oh my, this looks delish!! Wow 12 layers, how is it standing upright..lol Thanks for stopping my my blog yesterday have a wicked awesome Friday!!