My baby shower is next Saturday and to stop my mother from paying a small fortune on a cake, I want to bake it, which she (surprisingly) agreed!
I used to bake a lot until I got pregnant, with gestational diabetes I have a strict diet. My doctor did give me permission to eat a small piece of cake for my friend's wedding and for my baby shower but that's about it.
I was thinking of doing an almond flavored care, dye the batter in a pink ombre pattern and then hopefully find a good buttercream recipe since fondant is way too much sugar. Problem is, my mother-in-law is Extremely picky. She will criticize if my water isn't cold enough when I poor her a glass :/ I love her though, she's not always like that.
Would you ladies and gentlemen have fail proof, delicious recipes so I don't hear her or my mother complain about the cake?
Thank you so much!
I like swiss meringue buttercream. Less sugar than a powdered sugar-based frosting, as you primarily rely on the meringue and butter for the structure, not the sugar. I like a simple recipe, only about 4 ingredients, and easy as long as you take your time. Don't rush it.
Had to fight my mother-in-law to be able to bake my own cake :/ Managed to win though! Since we are only 14 people, I thought it would be more fun if I made it, then my mother can buy the cake she wants for the baptism at some point :)
Is there a way to make the swiss meringue buttercream smooth? I bought one of those dough scrapper that I thought would work well in making the sides and top smooth, would that work?
I feel so bad for all my questions lol
Yes that will work!
I'll do my best to make it pretty and snap pictures of it! I'll also try to make it into a checkboard pattern inside :)