First Christening Cake

First Christening Cake on Cake Central

Not the best in the world but we all have to start somewhere! :) This was for our grandbaby, Dominic.

I doubled a simple 'white cake' recipe. The cake had 6 layers filled with vanilla buttercream. For the outside, I did a crusting buttercream using high ratio shortening, pure icing sugar, meringue powder (pavlova magic here in Aus) only, no butter, clear butter flavouring and a few tablespoons of full cream milk. It was so nice and 'crusty' that I could lift the cake gently on the sides without leaving finger marks. The booties I ordered online but I made the rest myself.

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