Posted by: Sophisticakes | April 4, 2011

Bride Cake

Danielle is getting married! So for her wedding shower I made her a bride cake!

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The cake: 3 layered altered version of Simple White Cake (by: SCOTTOSMAN, allrecipes.com) with fresh strawberry in between the layers topped with Classic Buttercream Frosting (by: Classic Cake Decorations, classiccakedecorations.com)

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Simple White Cake
Ingredients:
2 Cups white sugar
1 Cup butter
4 Eggs
4 Teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup half & half
3/4 Cup sour cream

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Then grease and flour the  Skirt Pan. In a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter. Then beat in the eggs one in at a time, stir in the vanilla, and mix in sour cream. Combine flour and baking powder and add it into the creamed mixture. Finally mix in the half & half and milk until mixture is smooth. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes, then increase heat to 350 for 45 minutes or until top of cake springs up when pressed with finger tips.

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The Frosting: Classic Cake‘s Classic Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:
4lbs. Drivert sugar
1 cup hot water
2lbs Hi- Ratio shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter-vanilla flavoring
Directions: Mix Drivert sugar, and hot water well until sugar is dissolved (about 20 minutes). Add shortening, salt and butter-vanilla and mix until fluffy (20 minutes) the longer you beat, the more volume you will get.

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Assembling: You need: about 15 fresh strawberries and a Cake Doll (found in cake stores or on amazon.com)

First level the bottom of your cake, then about 2/3 of the way down slice your cake with a bread knife. Add a small amount of frosting to the bottom layer and then wash and slice your strawberries and add them to the layer (pictured below).

Next take the top of the cake and slice in half and set it on top of your strawberry layer. On top of the second layer add more frosting and a layer of strawberries. After that add the top layer of the cake (pictured below). You should have a three layered cake with frosting and strawberries in between!
Tip: If you have any holes, just fill them in with frosting!

After that final ice your cake and stick your Cake Doll in the top.
Tip: Before you decorate your cake, I suggest putting your Doll’s hair up so you don’t get frosting it in.

After that, decorate!

Tips I used:
#16 Stared Top
#104 Ruffles

Here is a close up of my decoration:

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