Tomorrow is my sister’s birthday, and we had her birthday party this past weekend. She asked if I would make her birthday cake and I was honored! I decided to go with the Rose Cake frosting design, originally blogged by the unbelievably skilled I Am Baker.
For the cake itself, I decided to go with Krazy Cake. Now I will tell you, I almost didn’t write this post as the lighting was poor for many of the pictures, but in the end I decided I just HAD to share Krazy Cake with you. It is amazing. In addition to crazy.
The rose design is actually fairly simple. The first step is to cover the cake with a “crumb layer” of frosting, which is a barrier to protect the outer layer of frosting from crumbs.
Creating the roses is also surprisingly easy, as long as you have piping bags and a 1M tip. Rather than explain it myself, I’ll send you to the original (stunning) post that includes a tutorial – located here. I also found this video helpful. I used I Am Baker’s buttercream recipe as well (I added purple, red and blue food coloring).
For the picture above, I practiced the first one on parchment paper to get warmed up, but the actual piping is done straight on the cake.
One of my favorite things about this is if you mess up, you can just wipe off your attempt and try again!
OK – back to Krazy Cake. The reason it has that name is because it is missing some normal cake ingredients, such as eggs. Secondly, the recipe can be literally summed up as: mix ingredients in bowl. It is so EASY! You simply throw everything together and bake it. In addition to being easy, it is de-lic-ious!! It is rich and really moist. I may never go back to regular cake.
My sister’s party was a great time – dinner, card games, and cake of course!
Here’s to my sister’s 24th year, and a new week for the rest of us!
Recipe adapted from a cookbook titled From Our House to Yours, published and printed by Cookbook Publishers, Inc.. (It’s an old one and I couldn’t find a link online).
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp vinegar
3/4 cup oil
2 cups cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ingredients thoroughly.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch pan (or two 9-inch round cake pans) and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.