I’ve made “cakes” before but they were all box mixes, cheap nonstick pans, measuring cups for ingredients, etc.
For Christmas, I got TCB and a food scale and a kitchenaid bowl-lift 4.5 quart mixer and some cake flour, and I bought myself some 9x2 wilton round cake pans, and went ahead and took the plunge on New Year’s Eve…made the All-Occasion Downy Yellow cake, and used storebought frosting (yes, lazy, I know) and attempted to “decorate” it a bit…here’s my lovely first attempt!
Isn’t it AMAZING? Like, amazingly mediocre! The top layer isn’t centered on the bottom layer, the frosting would NOT smooth (maybe because I was using a bread knife to apply it…), I couldn’t find my white buttercream frosting so I just covered the thing with green sprinkles so that the piped 2011 would stand out…but at least it tasted good! The sprinkes actually made it extra tasty :D The cake part was great, although after like two days it was dry as old bread :( I have been eating slices in bowls of milk for breakfast each morning :D so delicious!