As always we had a ton of fun making this green and pink polka dot cake!  It was for a 9th Birthday Party at a local hotel in Gettysburg, PA.  We delivered the Birthday Cake to the hotel in Gettysburg, PA this past Saturday.  The green and pink twist around the bottom and top tiers of the cake was something new.  We haven’t done this on any cake we have made yet and think it turned out to be really cute!  With all the polka dots on the Birthday Cake I didn’t think our normal look of small and big multicolored balls going around was going to do the trick!
The final cake looked a little different we added some balls sticking out of the Birthday Cake with thin wires.  Giving it a truly 3 dimensional look!  The cake itself was a white cake with Italian Buttercream Icing!  Our first attempt at making Italian Buttercream from scratch and it was well worth it.  Alot of work but so worth it.  Italian Buttercream for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, is a basic bend of melted sugar and water whipped into egg whites that have been whipped prior to melting the sugar.  Then you combine the two mixtures and whip for about 15 minutes!  My arm was so tired!  Add the butter next and after that you add the flavoring (which we used vanilla) and voila!  you have Italian Buttercream, so silky smooth it literally melts in your mouth!
Ready for delivery!  The cake turned out beautifully and made it the whole way to Gettysburg, PA without any problems!  Whew…that is always a happy ending 🙂