We were finally able to decorate our cakes in class tonight, but not after having to endure more than an hour worth of practicing stars and dots. This class confirmed the one thing I've thought all along. Your medium is everything. The icing has to be perfect. Luckily, this time my icing consistency passed inspection right off the bat.
Turns out I got so excited to make that Thin Mint cake, I forgot the teacher instructed us to make a lighter cake for easier decorating. Oops. I did have some crumbs show through my icing. In hindsight though, that worked in my favor. My cake ended up looking like thin mint ice cream.
Here's the deal though...if you stumble across a recipe that screams "MAKE ME"...then by all means, do it. Life's too short to let a good recipe pass by or not find some excuse to make it.
I had every intention of making these pictures look blog-tastic but then I figured what the heck...it's not like you can actually taste the cake which is the best part.
Which you must. So go make it.
Or stop by.
Before Paul eats it all :)
Please excuse the cardboard cake plate too.
I also wanted this picture to be on a beautiful, black backdrop with a perfectly sliced piece of cake on a white plate with a fork, but time is of the essence around here with my Harry Potter deadline looming.
Let's be realistic anyways. You know what it looks like when you slice cake.
It was the most scrumptious homemade cake I've ever made.
Althought it was super, duper sweet. As in, you MUST have a glass of milk with it.
If you love buttercream frosting, you'll definitely love it.
If you're like me and think all buttercream is too sweet, then I've got some other suggestions for you.
First of all, I loved the chocolate buttercream with Andes mint pieces I used as a filler....by itself. But when it was combined with the cake, it sent the mint flavor WAY over the top.
And the cake is so delicous, it doesn't deserve to be over powered like that.
Next time, I'll use the Andes mint filling option with a yellow cake for a twist.
That way the filling can be the star.
As for the actual thin mint cake. It doesn't need anything else. It's that good.
Maybe just a simple chocolate syrup drizzled over it....or a dash of powdered sugar.
Please, let me know if you make this cake.
I'll be sure to stop by!
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