I saw this post last week at Glorious Treats and it made me want to make the cake. So I did and brought it to work. It was a hit. Everyone was amazed! They wanted to know how long it too me to make it and how I made it (some thought I use cake mold). Here are the components:
1 recipe White Velvet Butter Cake, baked in 2 7 inch pan. I split the batter equally by weight and color one of them blue.
2/3 recipe Red Velvet Butter Cake, baked in 1 7 inch pan and 1 4 inch pan. For the 7 inch pan, I weigh the batter to be same weight as the white velvet cake.
Frosting is 3x recipe the Dreamy Creamy White Chocolate Frosting (the one for the Red Velvet cake), but I opted out of white chocolate and used about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of powdered sugar. I started with 1 cup first and add more until it’s sweet enough.
All recipes from RHC.
To compose, I torte the white and red velvet cake. Then cut one layer of the white velvet into a 4 inch cake (I used my cake pan as a guide and serrated knife). The 4 inch red velvet I torte as well. Then I make a 4 inch hole inside the blue white velvet (this one is not torted). As you can see from the picture of the slice cake, the 4 inch white velvet and 4 inch red velvet went inside the hole of the blue velvet.
I almost had enough frosting but not enough for the piping decoration. That is done with my practice buttercream, unfortunately, which is mostly shortening and margarine. No one noticed though as the other flavors stand out more and I think by the time people get to the piping decoration they were full and those weren’t eaten.
The White Velvet came out beautifully, nice crust and everything. The red velvet cake, the 7 inch one, was really crumbly to the point that it didn’t develop the crust on the sides, making it really hard to frost!!! Not helping that I don’t have enough cream cheese frosting so I couldn’t do proper crumb coat. I ended up having some red cake crumb in the frosting. It doesn’t matter though. As I made this on Sunday, on the same day I made the Red Fruit Shortcake, by the time I get to the decoration I just wanted to get it done. Still everyone was very impressed. The cake was almost gone in 1 hour.