I made this two weeks ago and thought I’d share the finished photo (which will be posted later as it’s not letting me do it now—file too large). The cake was light and fluffy, and had a delightful pumpkin flavor. Nicely spiced, but not overly spiced…and the spices definitely tasted like there were more included than just cinnamon and nutmeg. Very easy and quick to assemble and bake.
The frosting was quite complex. Each element (creme anglaise, Italian meringue) came together relatively easily on their own, but they did take time. Temperature for the final product the Burnt Orange Silk Meringue Buttercream is critical. When spreading it on the cake, there were places were it glided on like silk and other places were it was slightly grainy. My first try at marzipan and it was ok…definitely need more practice.
An adorable presentation. It didn’t look too amateur-ish but it wasn’t overly professional either. Lots of “wows” for this cake…both looks and flavor. People thought the buttercream flavor was amazing. It complemented the cake perfectly and it almost seemed like it become more orange-y with time.
I will try to post a photo—it’s not letting me post what I have as the size is too big.