This is one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever made! I wish you could have seen it in person. I wanted to keep it forever. But like all cakes do it had to be eaten. It tasted delicious too! Such a great cake.
I made one vanilla cake, one chocolate cake and one red velvet cake and layered them on top of each other. I then covered them with the corresponding frosting Vanilla, Chocolate and Red Velvet! I did a rose swirl pattern working from the bottom up. Follow the links to the recipes. The red velvet frosting recipe is below.
To do a rose swirl simply apply the frosting as you would on top of a cupcake. But, instead of building the frosting up just stop when you complete a circle. This is a very forgiving frosting technique and great for beginners. Just remember that the key to beautiful frosting is to squeeze as hard as you can!
The red velvet icing recipe is as follows:
1/2 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
3 3/4 cups icing sugar
Cream as needed
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp almond extract
2 tbsp red food coloring
Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler or in your chocolate melter. Allow the chocolate to cool while you mix the other ingredients. Once the ingredients are mixed slowly add the chocolate and keep mixing the icing until it becomes the consistency that you are looking for.
The red velvet icing is really what makes this cake amazing! I hope that you try it and love it as much as I did!