Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Butterfly Cake Decor on Lemony Hell Cake

Decorative Cake Decor on Lemony Hell Cake

I call this the lemony hell cake only because it was pure hell trying to make a lemon flavoured italian meringue buttercream. I will probably not make this icing again, but aside from this, this cake was fun to make!

My sister loves butterflies so I decided to use it as the cake motif for her birthday.

Decorative Cake Decor- homemade!

-Draw the butterfly/image you want to make on regular paper with a black marker.
-Place a piece of wax paper on top of the image.
-Melt about 1 cup of wilton's white candy melts then put the chocolate mixture into a piping bag with a medium sized round tip.
-Squeeze the liquid candy melt onto the wax paper, tracing the image. Do it quickly.
-As soon as you are done, let the white chocolate solidify slightly, but not too much, just enough so you can bend it without breaking and without having the chocolate drip. I waiting maybe 10-20 seconds before placing it inside a hard covered book to let cool completely.

Let sit for a good 10 minutes, then gently peel off waxed paper (be careful, it breaks easily)- and then Voila!

For a nice lemony flavoured cake follow my Lucky Vanilla Cake recipe and add 2 tbs squeezed lemon juice. Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp. For best results, wrap cake in plastic wrap and airtight container overnight on counter. I prefer to not refrigerate this cake, it looses it's spongeness in the fridge.


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