This cake is a great place to start for those beginners, like myself.
1. 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
2. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5. 1 teaspoon salt
6. 1 1/2 cups sugar
7. 2 large eggs
8. 3 large egg yolks
9. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
10. 1 cup low-fat buttermilk ( I made my own with white vinegar and milk )
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Butter and flour two 8 by 2 inch cake pans
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs and egg yolks and half of the flour mixture.
Add milk, vanilla extract, buttermilk and the rest of the flour mixture.
Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes before adding icing.
I used the buttercream frosting from my last blog post "My number one buttercream" and added a few drops of wilton violet food coloring.
I used a wilton tip drop flower 2D for the decorations on the top and bottom of the cake. It is probably the easiest tip to start with..you really can't mess up.
I used a wilton tip # 2 to pipe the cursive letters on the cake. I practiced multiple times on a plate before putting it on the cake.
and....the finished product!