I know I sound like a broken record, but I love decorating cakes for family and friends. This little 1st birthday party smake cake was for my sweet, chubby, adorable niece! I actually love how this cake turned out. I love these vertical ruffles SO much, it’s one of my favorite buttercream piping techniques. And of course these pictures are taken by the amazing Chelsea Peterson Photography (she also made the cute baby)
The ruffles, smooth top, and all in white? so pretty! This is with my super secret buttercream recipe. I’ve been working on it for years, it’s a mix between american buttercream (which is too sweet for me) and swiss merinque buttercream which doesn’t pipe well and is SUPER buttery. I wanted something between, strong enough for piping, but super smooth and creamy. Also not too sweet and not too buttery!