By: Jill & Christine
This birthday cake, for a friend's husband, was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Red velvet cake has definitely become more popular and we have seen a lot of requests for it.
We were so glad to finally be able to work on a project together! Jill baked the cake, using Bakerella's Red Velvet Cake recipe and for the frosting she used Paula Deen's cream cheese frosting recipe. Christine frosted the cake and came up with design and colors! We were able to fully understand and overcome the challenges in making and decorating a cake in humid summer weather and although there were some challenges, we were really happy with the results!
Cream cheese frosting is usually an off white color and since we wanted this cake to be frosted in a bright white color we added a whitening paste to create the crisp clean white color we wanted !
After frosting the entire cake with the cream cheese frosting, we decided to add a star border on top and bottom.
Using green, blue and yellow frosting, we added small dots to the tops of the stars around the bottom border and along the sides of the cake. We also piped in some strands of frosting around the top to create a silly string/confetti look.
Black colored writing made the letters stand out against the white frosting!