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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 elec...
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...
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 ...
Divide the second batch of frosting into four small bowls and choose three different colors for the flowers and one for the green to pipe on leaves. U...
Using a decorating bag place a coupler base down inside the bag and place a drop flower tip over the base extending from the bag followed by the ring ...
To make swirl drop flowers hold the bag straight up and squeeze and pull away twisting your wrist. Repeat with each color for a total of 36 drop flowe...
To make the roses I used tips 12 and 104 and a decorating nail. Start by making a mound of frosting on the center of the nail to resemble a chocolate ...
While flowers dry, level each layer of cake with a cake leveler.
Place the first layer of cake on a waxed cake board and begin to frost with 1/2 cup of white icing being sure to keep the icing level. Repeat this ste...
Continue to cover the cake layer from the bottum up and finish with the top. Once the cake has dried to the touch smooth out any rough areas by placei...
Starting at the base of the iced cake pipe a ring of stars all the way around as this is what the drop flowers will adhear to. Place the first color o...
For the top, one will pipe a small amount of white icing about the size of a pea about a 1/2 inch from the side and place a rose on top being carful n...
For the center piece, one can add any flowers of choice by placing a dab of white icing and positioning flowers at a tilt.
To complete the look of petal leaves use tip # 352and fill bag with green tinted icing. To make a ruffled leaf slowly squeeze the bag to build a base ...
My completed cake.....Happy Mother's Day Mom, I love you!!
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Posted:May 14, 2012
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