Sorry for the absence, peeps, I have been VERY busy the last few days, eating, baking, spending quality time with my mom, and spending money. Lots of money (but all for FABULOUS things so who gives a damn, right?!)!
Yesterday, for the big birthday celebration, mom helped me make a buttermilk spice cake with maple cream cheese frosting. I haven't baked a cake since my "cake phase" in the 9th grade (at which point I ate, I kid you not, a cake a week. I caked myself out.) so I was excited to give this a go and it was DARN TASTY.
I used 1 and 1/2 times the amount of spices in the cake and made 1 and 1/2 times the frosting (because of all of the layers) but I was very excited with how well it turned out!
I also baked my cakes at 325 for about 28 minutes, because of the dark color of my cake pans. If you have light cake pans, I would follow the recipe.
I'm not going to lie, icing this cake was a bit of a disaster (as you can see). Even in my cake phase, I didn't frost layer cakes (my cake-happy self simply made my cakes in a 9x13 pan and iced the top, which is a LOT easier) but trying to frost this cake was actually kind of fun, and it looked so nice when it was all sliced up.
Yes there are crumbs in my frosting. Yes my layers look a little . . . unkempt. But this tasted so good that I didn't care! And the BF, who doesn't like cake, really liked it! That is a feat in itself, for sure.
These Seychelles boots (in black, of course) were my birthday gift to myself.