Happy New Year!
I wanted to share a quick post today, as I have an adorable Winter Wonderland layered cake I made while I was snowed in. ❄️ Portland was hit with 8 – 12″ of snow last week (depending on your neighborhood), and while I peered out the window of white covered everything, I couldn’t help but sing to myself, “Do you want to build a snowcake?” Because I certainly did.
I pulled out The Sweetapolita Bakebook by Rosie Alyea (which I got for my birthday last year and love) and thumbed through for a cake recipe. And in case you didn’t know, Sweetapolita is the ???? queen of sprinkles and layered cakes and I may or may not have a baking crush on her.
I found her recipe for Super White Cake and got started. I had piles of sprinkles that were dying to be used (from her amazing sprinkle line, of course, I’m serious, she is my idol) and I wanted to make something that reflected the snowy weather outside. And voilà!
I ended up with a Frozen-esque, 3-tiered Winter Wonderland vanilla cake with vanilla bean buttercream frosting.
I played around with different amounts of blue food coloring in the center frosting layers. It was delicious! Obviously. Luckily, I just perused Sweetapolita’s blog and found you don’t have to buy her book for this tasty recipe, she shares it on her Pastel Vanilla Birthday Cake post. ????
Thanks for reading! I will have a new personal recipe to share with you soon (I baked round 1 last night, I need to bake a round 2 to perfect – it’s close, VERY close).
With sprinkles on top!