I had a leftover 8″ cake in my freezer that I decided to take out and bring to dinner at a friend’s this Sunday. The cake was iced in a simple layer of buttercream, but it needed some flair, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to practice my piping and try to make one of those pretty ruffle cakes I’ve been drooling over on Pinterest.
It really didn’t turn out so hot, but it was a good experiment. I learned several things, so that’s always good. The buttercream I used for the piping was not my normal recipe, it was a quickie that I found online and decided to try because I was too lazy to go out to the store to get eggs. It was not a great buttercream for piping; as you can see, it’s not very smooth at all. Lesson learned! That’s good. Next time I will know I can’t get away with being lazy about my buttercream.
So, yeah, not perfect, but it was a good experiment and a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon. At dinner we declared this to be Fifi’s birthday cake, but of course Her Fluffyface did not sample this concoction. I don’t think she’d eat a bite of cake if it was the last thing on earth. (By the way, have you seen this video of a Persian cat eating a piece of watermelon? Thanks to my friend A.A. for the tip on that one!)