Wintry White Cake
I saw this cake in "Southern Living" magazine,
which won first prize this year.
It's called "Mrs. Billett's White Cake",
and the recipe can be found here:
It looked delicious, but I was taken by its beauty.
So I decided to make one.
My cake turned out a bit different (not a surprise). I didn't cover the cake with fondant, as the magazine version did, so the effect isn't the same, but I kind of like the difference. I don't like that it's not as snow-white, but I do like the effect of "peaks," like little snowdrifts under the big snowflakes.
I was only able to find one snowflake cookie cutter (in a Wilton pre-packaged box to make peppermint bark), so I only had one size. If I'd decided to do this sooner, I'd have had time to order different sized snowflake cutters online.
I used the tips from an icing decorator kit and an X-acto knife to create more elaborate shapes than the ones in the magazine, and I was happy with that. It was great fun to make, though a lot of time involved.
And it really was delicious! The icing was over-the-top sweet,
but the cake was incredibly rich and moist.
My finished cake!
And now I'm inspired to try a Spring flower cake in a couple of months!