I made a cake for my little sister last week. She's studying abroad in Ghana, so before she left we had a little party for her. Can I just say the food was great. We had a lot of southern staples, macaroni & cheese, dressing (stuffing), collard greens, sweet potato souffle and turnips. At first I was pretty skeptical, I don't like eating heavy soul food in the summer. It's too hot! But, it was delicious and I can not wait for Thanksgiving!
I made a three layer 6'' cake. I wasn't sure how much batter I was going to end up with. Somehow, I came out with 4 6" layers, so I just froze that extra layer. I made each layer a different color, representing the Ghana flag inside (red, yellow, and green).
Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the cut cake...rookie mistake. The funny part is that I was the one cutting slices for everyone. My logic was..I'll take a picture later. Well, more people showed up and it still didn't resonate to get up and take a shot.
I love the hand painted macs! That was so much fun to do! I must say I do love how they turn out using the Italian method. They are really consistent & not hollow! Everything a girl could ask for & more.
My nephew stuck his finger in the cake, just after I was done putting the last decorations on. Kids! I was not pleased, but I do think I did a pretty good job of trying to cover it up. I'm just glad I saved extra ganache and buttercream! You never know will you will need it. Life Lesson!!
Here's the recipe I used for the cake. I got it from Whisk Kid. This recipe is originally for rainbow cake:
White Cake..kind of
2 sticks (226g) butter, room temp
2 1/3 cups (426g) sugar
5 egg whites, room temp
2 t vanilla
3 cups (426g) flour
4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1.5 cup milk, room temp
Preheat oven to 350F. Line & spray baking pans.
Sift together the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder & salt.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Then gradually add in the egg whites. Add vanilla and mix until everything is incorporated. Then add the milk and flour in two parts, alternating between wet & dry.
Divide batter evenly in separate bowls. Color batter to your liking. (If you're making rainbow cake divide batter into 6 separate bowls). Pour batter into pans & bake for 15 mins each.
Let cool on cooling rack for ten minutes. Remove from pans, let cool completely.
My Thoughts! Comments!
I think it's a solid cake. I love how moist the cake is! The flavor is pretty good. I think I'll definitely revisit this recipe and try a proper rainbow cake!
Have you tried making a rainbow cake yet? Are Italian macarons too sweet compared to French?