My wife (above) trying to reassure me that making your first iced cake without a spinning table and sweet piping bags and the like is still going to make a really good cake. Not The Spring Baking Championship great. My first try.
I woke up this morning wondering what to do with the blueberries. They were not great no matter where I bought them from. We are between seasons. The ones from Sam's were granular as though they were frozen and the ones from the local grocery store were so tart as to pucker the mouth.
I would like to say that I did it on my own, but I had an extra set of hands (who washed a lot of dishes and held the bowl, and just generally reassured me I was not an idiot, which I need sometimes, given as I am to throwing in the towel when I get flustered - ref. country line dancing, playing the guitar, painting, and on).
Here it is below - because anyone can make a cake out of various leftovers in the pantry and fridge.
- cut circles of parchment
- butter bottom of pans
- lay the circles in, butter the circles
- add some flour
- cover the pan, empty the extra out
- 2 sticks of butter
- 12 oz cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 10 cups powered sugar
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- the rest of the blueberry compote (mostly juice with a few stray blueberry pieces)
The sides were not easy and I know a fourth grader could have done a cleaner job just by the number of paper towels it took to clean the extra off the plate. Mind you, a spinning cake stand would have been very helpful, along with a square edge to smarten things up a bit. My family is generally non-complaining about experiments from risotto to gnocchi, to baked goods bearing no resemblance to their title.