Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grasshopper Cake ... 1st Attempt at Layered Cake

My favorite way to look for new recipes is to search other blogs.  There is nothing better than not only getting a recipe, but also seeing someone else's attempt at it.  I found a delicious looking Grasshopper Cake on dessert girl's blog and had to make it!  This is originally from the book Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

This was my first attempt at a layered cake.  I knew from the start that it was not going to turn out pretty.  None of my cakes ever come out of the pan and I haven't the first clue as to how to add cake layers, other than flipping them on top of the cake and hoping they land in the right place.  Here is a photo tour of my 3 hour adventure last night.

 The batter looked amazing; this photo does not do it justice.  I only had 2 cake pans, so my third was a pie pan..haha.  My butter was frozen, so I melted it next to the burner while making the buttercream.  Anything with 4.5 sticks of butter has to taste amazing, right?!

First layer of Ganache

First layer of Buttercream

Third layer - Please don't fall over!
Ta Da!  All Done!

I was lucky enough that the buttercream frosting held everything together.  I was worried I would wake up in the morning to this cake toppled over in my fridge!  But, luckily, it all held together and the bf and I were both able to bring a slice with us to work this morning.

No comments:

Post a Comment