Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Go Big or Go Home.

For Easter we decided to attempt Bakerella's 14 layer cake
It actually wasn't that difficult, just time consuming. It took a good 6 hours, and sadly I didn't really like the taste of it. Daddy and Mallory thought it was good, but me and mama thought it was awful. The layers were really chewy, which I guess they have to be with so many layers, but it was kind of disappointing. HOWEVER, it did Wow people when we sliced into it!

We followed Bakerella's directions and used the recipe she followed just FYI.
So get ready for picture overload, because we documented the entire process!
 
Mallory cut our wax paper circles so the cakes wouldn't stick to the pans
The stacking process
doesn't it look like pancakes with chocolate syrup?
all 14 layers!
All Iced Up!
The buttercream frosting recipe is delicious,
we all were sneaking some tastes after we finished frosting the cake!
Mallory & Mama
 And since we took the cake to Easter lunch, I didn't manage to get a great shot of the cake, but this at least shows you the inside!


It was definitely an experience, and now we can say we've baked a 14-layer cake.. but next time I might aim lower and try 10-layers.. I want fluffier layers than this cake had!

13 comments:

Jamie said...

Y'all did a great job! It looks SO good!

Suze said...

seriously girl, y'all did a FAB job on the cake. It looks uuuuber yummy to me!!!!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

That cake looks legit! Great Job!!!

Café Moka said...

wow, what a great cake!

ifs ands butts said...

pretty dang good first shot, i'm impressed!

Portuguese Prepster said...

o my god!!! that is amazing!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

goodness me...it looks amazing! i've never heard of a cake with this many layers!

Erin said...

I can't imagine baking a cake for 6 hours! It looks fantastic! Sorry it tasted chewy though :) Great job friend!

Erin

Megan said...

WOW! That's insane...but so pretty! It looks divine!

AJ said...

HOHOHO! Look at thaatttt! Tempting and I believe it tasted as great as it looks. Good job.


Apurva

cRk said...

Oh my word that cake looks yummmmmmy!

Michelle said...

WOW! That looks amazing! You girls did an amazing job! It looks delicious <3

Jessica said...

That looks so cool when you cut into it!! How disappointing that you didn't like the taste/texture of it though...that had to be frustrating after spending so much time on it! but it looks so good, it probably almost doesn't matter :-)