We head out for vacation this weekend and won’t be back until the 28th, which left me this past weekend to do my February Great British Bake Off challenge. At first I thought I was going to bring the cake to a Super Bowl party, and then figured I would bring it to a King Cake party held at our wine bar, then last minute, my friend came through with movie night that we hosted so there was no transporting this cake anywhere!
I made the chocolate cake Friday night. It was easy enough, minus trying to portion out the three layers. I only had one pan, and thought I did enough math to get the proper ratios for equal cakes, but definitely didn’t. My first layer was huge, the second layer was a flat disk, and the third layer was a perfect combination of the two.
On Saturday I started on the icing. Four sticks of butter and 8 cups of confectioner’s sugar. I ended up with so much, there was no way I thought I was going to use it all. I was super wrong though and ran out of icing and couldn’t complete piping all the layers. I was able to do some nice ombre color though. Unfortunately, my piping skills need work.
Would I make this cake again? Definitely. The cake was so delicious and not too sweet. Next time, I’ll only ice between the layers of the cake and do the crumb layer going for that “naked” effect to cut down on all the sugar and sweetness. And maybe next time I’ll use the correct icing tips and get flowers to properly decorate!