Bungalow Barbara, my avatar picture are the Scottish shortbread cookies from Rose’s Christmas Cookies book. Thank you!
Well…I think I have memorized how to make this cake considering the number of times I’ve made it. Apparently you CAN overmix using Rose’s method. It was all that extra mixing I did when I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t mixing properly. When I woke up in the morning (the day of the shower) I went to trim the cake and it was dense and doughy. Even my fiance knew that I had to re-make it again. So I did. And it turned out properly. The mousseline is a very stiff buttercream, I guess that’s why it holds up so well in the heat! There were some leftovers of cake, but I don’t know how long it lasted because the next day everything was gone!
I got my fiance to frost and decorate the cake…poor guy, he didn’t even get to try a slice. Everyone loved the cake, it was a huge hit! But I think I might take a tiny break from cake baking…I made that cake 4 times in 3 days!
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