Step 1: How I made a cake for Mother's Day
This will be a three layer cake when one is completed with the process. For the cake portion one will need to
gather three large mixing bowls, an electric hand mixer or wisk, a liquid measuring cup, water, oil, eggs and three cake mixes of your choice. I chose chocolate, strawberry and vanilla as I wanted to make a banana split flavored cake when all steps are completed.
In addition to the needed supplies to make the cake one will need a checkerboard cake pan set.
Before first use, wash and dry all pans as well as the divided insert.
With a paper towel grease each pan and follow with a light dusting of flour.
Set the dividing insert into the first pan and set aside. Turn on oven according to cake package instructions.
Mix each cake package according to the directions on the back of the box.
Spoon a different flavor into each divided section filling half full. After each section is filled carefully and slowly lift out the divider. Wash and dry the divider and set into the next pan and repeat the process alternating the location of the flavors.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
When cakes are done baking, cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks and let finish cooling until completely cooled.
While cakes are cooling gather supplies to make banana butter cream frosting.
For the frosting one will need:
1 cup solid white vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon flavoring ( I used banana extract, but any will do)
7 - 8 teaspoons water
1 pound confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon meringue powder
pinch of salt
Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been mixed thoroughly. Continue to blend until creamy in texture. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
One will need to repeat this step to have one batch to frost the cake white and the next batch to divide and tint to make the flowers.