Cake & Cupcake

Being Lydia!

No, I am not missing the “s” on the word Cupcake and you will find out why soon!

First I will start off with cake. I did another birthday cake this weekend. This time it was for the 80th birthday of the Mom of a friend from the dog park. Her requests were for a vanilla cake, not too sweet, and fruit.

I immediately knew which recipe I would use – my whipping cream cake. It is light and not sweet at all. I was planning to fill it with pastry cream and cover it in meringue buttercream. Well, my first batch of buttercream was perfect … until I went to put it on the cake and as I fluffed it up, it totally separated. I had to rush the second batch and the butter wasn’t soft enough but I was able to get it done. As for the filling…

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