So, I made a tiered cake for the FIRST time and it surprisingly turned out GREAT!!! I mean, it helped that I watched a million YouTube videos on it for hours. (Not really, I just watched two videos that were, like, 15 minutes and then started watching crochet and Barbie doll craft videos)
Anyway, it was chocolate cake, frosting, chocolate chips, cake, frosting, cake, frosting, mousse (or very liquid-y mouse), and then another cake layer. So 4 chocolate cake layers and 2 and a half cans of chocolate frosting. And a lot of vanilla extract in the bottom layer. Yeah, my baking-not-lover brother sort of dumped the whole thing of the vanilla into his bowl. We made double the recipe so Mr. Vanilla made the bottom tier and I made the top. SO EXITING!!!
And, for the part you have been waiting for! (O
r not because you skipped reading the first part of blog posts like I might have done 200 times) CAKE!!!! OMG I keep on writing cak and not cake. I’m glad this thing (A.K.A. WordPress) shows me I spelled it wrong.
And now the part you ACTUALY have been waiting for. Cake! Oh, I spelled it right this time! YAY!!!
Okay, Sophia. Get to the actual cake part.
So, for the cake, you will need cake (DUH), frosting (DUH), dowels, cake boards, and…..yeah that’s it. OH!!! AND FILLING!!!! So, I made the filling by using my mousse recipe but sort of using way too much heavy whipping cream. Back to the grocery store! I added another box of pudding mix. Nope, not working. So I retried using a BIG box of puddi
ng mix and a tiny bit of heavy whipping cream. Yeah, apparently something went wrong and it ended up too liquid-y. AGAIN!!!!! But it was fine after I put it in the refrigerator. Not mousse, but it works. So, to stack the cake. Put one layer of cake on a cake board. Frost it, add a few chocolate chips on top, and then another cake layer on top. Measure and cut 3 dowels to the height of the cake and push them into the cake. This helps the cake to not fall apart and collapse onto the floor. Add some frosting on top and then another cake board. Add the next layer of cake (that is SMALLER than the other two). More frosting and another cake layer. Then frost the whole cake with frosting. I used my cake smoother stick thingy (use a spoon) to make thick lines in the frosting. I think it looks cute. I added my Central Perk cake topper to the top (no, I added it the the side) to finish the tiered cake!!!!!
And…….yeah. That’s it. I hope you like my tiered cake and hope this helps you make your own!!