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Mother’s Day Cake

Mother's Day Cake

Can you believe it, this year is my very first Mother’s Day! I am waaaaaay excited! And what better way to celebrate, than with a Mother’s Day Cake?

Truth be told though, I needed an excuse to start practising my cake baking/decorating skills in preparation for Rei Baby’s 1st birthday. One. The big O N E. Oh. My. God.

And for an amateur home cook, I’m quite impressed with my results. Sure it’s not perfect, but I’m pretty sure it’s the best looking cake I’ve made. Ever. I’d probably even go as far as ever EVER.

Pretty serious cake stuff happening right here…

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Mother’s Day Cake

For my Mother’s Day Cake, I’ve used a White Cake Recipe from Add a Pinch and frosted it with a Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe by Whisk Kid.

Whisk Kid also gave a great tutorial on frosting a cake. This is a 3 tiered cake, and using Whisk Kid’s tutorial the frosting was relatively easy. It was time consuming, but I learnt a few things, such as the importance of a crumb-coat – who knew?

I did make a mistake though in between my crumb-coat and the outer layer of frosting. I refrigerated the cake between layers, but I also popped the icing in the fridge too. This changed the consistency of the Swiss Meringue Buttercream so the outer layer isn’t as smooth as it should be. I tried bringing it back to room temperature but it didn’t seem to fix the problem for me. The crumb-coating layer remained perfect though.

The Best White Cake Recipe {Ever} makes 3 layers of cake. I measured the batter out to be approximately 9 cups in total. I think on my next go I might spread the batter over 4 pans instead of 3.

I also learnt that the cake remains flatter (doesn’t rise as much) if baked on the bottom shelf. Good to know when baking multiple layers for a tiered cake.

Gold Sprinkles and Mum Bunting (PDF)

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If you want to create my budget friendly gold sprinkles, they are SUPER easy!

All you need to do is get some granulated sugar, mix it with a few drops of food colouring, spread it out on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 10 minutes at 100ºc.

How easy is that?

I wanted to create quite a textured effect so I went with a coarser sugar and used CSR’s Coffee Sugar Crystals. I mixed 3 – 5 drops (sorry can’t quite remember) of yellow food colouring to achieve a golden effect. I am really happy with the gold sprinkles, but will probably make extra, to cover the top of the cake, next time.

Mother's Day Cake | www.whatdandidnext.comTo make a bunting cake topper, you’ll need:

  • paper
  • printer
  • 2 x skewers
  • string
  • sticky-tape/glue
  • scissors

Then it’s as easy as cutting out your shapes, decorating them, attaching them to your string and tie each end to a skewer. It seriously takes less than 5 minutes.

You can print a copy of my banner here: Mother’s Day Cake | www.whatdandidnext.com.

Mother's Day Cake | www.whatdandidnext.comThe Big J, Rei Baby and I are taking a family trip down to Byron for Mother’s Day this year. Although we won’t get to see our own Mummies, we’re very excited to be spending the day together celebrating as the three of us. Rei Baby is such a huge blessing and has changed our lives in so many ways, we are so lucky.

Hopefully all the Mums out there have a lovely day, regardless of the size of your celebration.

And a special Happy Mother’s Day mention to both of our Mums

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