For Sebastian's first birthday, I decided to throw
Shall we talk about this cake? I made a four-layer classic white cake using the America's Test Kitchen's recipe and a strawberry buttercream frosting from I Am Baker. I doubled the classic white cake recipe, and quadrupled the buttercream recipe (disclaimer: a lot of butter was killed in the making of these recipes). I made the cake the night before, wrapped each layer in Saran wrap, and set them on top of each other to flatten out. The next day, I prepared the buttercream frosting in two batches. I spread a generous layer of frosting in between each cake. I then covered the cake in a crumb coat, and then finished it off using this piping technique with a Wilton 1M tip. I bought a few macarons from the local bakery and placed them on top! The cake was a hit - especially with Sebastian. It was so fun to see his eyes light up as we sang happy birthday to him - all 35 of us.