My best friend Sue is expecting a baby girl, so when we were planning her baby shower, I knew I wanted to make her some sort of pink girly cake! I thought maybe I'd make another piped rose cake, perhaps in ombre, but then I decided I wanted to make a ruffle flower cake instead!
I asked Sue if she wanted a chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, or a vanilla cake filled with fresh fruit and whipped cream, and she immediately chose the chocolate. Then she thought, well maybe her mom would like a lighter, less rich cake, but I told her "this baby shower is for YOU, and since you want a chocolate cake, that's what you're going to get!"
So I baked up two 8-inch chocolate cakes, and sliced them in half horizontally, giving me four layers. Then I whipped up a rich bittersweet chocolate mousse (no raw eggs of course), to fill between each cake layer.
For the frosting, I made a cream cheese buttercream and tinted it pink, and used an offset spatula to cover the sides and top of the cake.
For the ruffles, I used a Wilton #104 tip to pipe vertical ruffle "petals" all the way around the sides of the cake.
Then I used the same tip to pipe petals all over the top of the cake as well.
I actually ran out of frosting by the time I reached the center of the "flower", so I had to use a bit of strawberry cream cheese filling that I had leftover from the strawberry macarons I was making for her baby shower dessert table. (More to come on the dessert table!)
For the final touch, I carefully dropped a few white sugar pearls onto the middle of the cake, for the center of the "flower".
I loved the way the cake turned out! And I'm actually really glad that I ran out of frosting, because having the center petals piped with a paler pink gave it a nice touch!
Happy Baby Shower, Sue!
Stay tuned for the rest of the baby shower dessert table!
The cake was not only beautiful but also delicious and moist! I loved it! Thank you so much!!!ReplyDelete
@Sue - i'm so happy to hear that! you are SO welcome, hope you had fun at your baby shower! xoxoDelete
Such a beautiful cake!ReplyDelete
thanks @COCO JZ ! :)Delete
piece of art!!! is it possible that you put more pictures for the details steps of decorating your cakes. I admire your talent so much.ReplyDelete
@Anonymous - thank you! i try to take as many step-by-step photos as i can, but sometimes i forget because i'm caught up in the decorating!Delete
Your posts are always so inspiring. That cake is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
@Mindy - you're so sweet, thank you!Delete
cakes looks very deliciousReplyDelete
thanks @prachi agarwal ! :)Delete
the cake is soo gorgeous! i found your blog through a post on buzzfeed about cute hello kitty foodReplyDelete
thanks @Jenn ! i just saw that post on buzzfeed today as well, so glad you found my blog! :)Delete
You are very talented. The cake looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Can you provide the recipe for the chocolate mousse you used.
That chocolate mouse looks great from the inside and out. It already got my heart fluttering. I wanted to grab something sweet right now from the mere sight of it.ReplyDelete