I am not baker….but I wanna be

I’ve fallen in love with a baking blog named ‘i am baker.’

Everything about her baked goods are perfection. She even made me believe I could decorate a cake and have it come out half way decent.

I had the best time decorating this cake. That’s not the way it normally goes. Normally I’m frustrated and nearly brought to tears at the prospect of decorating a cake.

I can’t wait to try the vertical layer cake that ‘i am baker’ used, but I felt like the icing was going to be challenge enough without adding an unknown cake to the mix.

Instead I doubled the cake batter recipe for my upside-down cake.

I also added a middle layer of fresh lemon mousse.

Sure, my roses were a little wavy and uneven,

but I couldn’t have had a better time.

I took a slice down to my mother and father’s house, and mom said it was the best cake she had ever had.

I did use ‘i am baker’s’ buttercream icing recipe, and I loved it. It was really easy to work with and set beautifully.

I love this cake, and can’t wait to try it again.

Happy Baking,

the wanna be country girl – Caroline

 

 

 

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12 Responses to I am not baker….but I wanna be

  1. Janice Quatell says:

    It would be nice if you could have all the recipe ingredients followed by the method all in one section
    instead of a bit of it after each picture…..the butter icing Rose cake if that’s the correct name. The cake that you just doubled your upsidedown cake recipe. I went to that recipe and the same thing….an ingredient after each picture. Just wondered if there is a reason for this as it makes it difficult to copy and paste the recipe for printing. Thanks.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    You’re right Janice, and in newer post I do have ingredients and directions at the end for easy printing. I just haven’t had time to go back and rewrite the older posts. A great way to print the older posts is to use the green *print friendly* link at the bottom of each post. It has an option to remove images so you basically end up with written directions and ingredients. Better than trying to copy and paste. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    ~Caroline

  2. Julie Grayson says:

    Thank you for your response to my FB message. FB and I have a love-hate relationship, but I have become more attentive to it since discovering Welcome Home.

    It would seem this is kismet. I’ve been looking for a very, very moist, from scratch, yellow cake recipe to be used for any occasion, mostly two-layer family birthday cakes. I’m a pretty decent cook, mostly of main salads, main entrees, casseroles, soups, stews, etc. But the only baking I do are fresh fruit pies using my mother’s tried-and-true pie crust of lard, flour, and water. And my husband could easily become a cake addict … IF I could master a from-scratch, moist cake. Thanks in advance for your help with this. Julie

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Julie,
    This is an upside down cake recipe, so it’s fairly dense, to stand up to being flipped upside down. That being said, it’s our favorite yellow cake recipe. You could pierce the surface of the still hot cakes with a tooth pick and drizzle on some simple syrup if you felt like it wasn’t as moist as you’d like. Let me know what you think. As with any cake, they’re always better on the second or third day after they’re made when the moisture from the air and icing make them really moist, and the lemon mousse filling was really good with it too.
    ~Caroline

  3. this looks gorgeous! Well done! I recently made one too! Three cheers for I am Baker for such a wonderful tutorial!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Heidi,
    Wasn’t it so much fun to make! I’m not good at baking, but I really enjoyed making this one. The fact that it turned out pretty was a real bonus.
    Caroline

  4. Kimberly says:

    WOW! This cake was baked and decorated for a baby shower and presented on my grandmother’s white cake plate. People thought it was fake! My friend who hosted the shower IS a baker so I knew when I passed it on to her she would do a bang up job. Thank you for sharing! It was a hit and the best part is she saved a piece for ME! Thank you, dear Caroline.

  5. Meredith says:

    Caroline, what a beautiful cake!
    My mouth is watering!!

  6. This looks awesome! I have the hardest time finding the patience to bake anything! I always burn things!

  7. White says:

    This “had the best time decorating” may well become a threshold moment, whereby other decorating will now become so much less intimidating, frustrating, and near-tear-panic-inducing. You may have turned the corner! :) Onward!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    No doubt White,
    It’s all decorating down hill for me, from now on!
    take care,
    Caroline

  8. JP says:

    Oh, Caroline this cake looks delicious!!! My mouth is watering and I LOVE LEMON!!!! Don’t worry about the roses…I think you did a super job!

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