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  • Sugar Cookie Daisy Cake

    filed under: White Cakes on May 31, 2011

    Its all about the cake stand.

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    My MIL often listens to my random rants about things that I am obsessed with.  I wouldn’t blame her if she just tuned me out most of the time.

    Luckily for me though, she listened extra good the day I went off on some random tirade about how I needed to own every cake stand ever made.

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    She found me this little gem at a garage sale.

    I sorta like it.

    A lot.

    And I knew I wanted to make a cake just for it.

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    So I laid in bed at night and tried to figure out a way to make giant flower petals to mimic the cake stand.

    Cause people do that right? Lay in bed and think about cakes.  That’s not abnormal right? Right?

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    And then I decided I wanted to make up my own white cake recipe.

    Now whatever gave me the indication that I could just create my own recipe from scratch, I don’t know.

    I did create a recipe.  Its just tastes NOTHING like white cake.   It does however taste exactly like sugar cookies.

    But I happen to enjoy sugar cookies.

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    And then I found the perfect icing tip to make the flower petals for my cake.

    It was a good day in my kitchen.

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    Sugar Cookie Cake

        Ingredients

        • 3 c cake flour
        • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
        • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
        • 1/2 c milk (I used skim)
        • 4 eggs
        • 3/4 c butter
        • 1/2 tsp. salt
        • 1 tsp. baking soda
        • 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
        • 2 c super fine sugar
        • 1/2 c melted white chocolate chips

        Instructions

        1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 8in. pans.
        2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a mixer, cream together sugar and butter. (I used chilled butter but room temperature would work as well) Add in extracts and eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with milk. (a third of your flour, half of your milk, and repeat until both are gone)
        3. While that is mixing place white chocolate chips in microwave and heat for one minute. Remove from microwave and stir, then return and heat in 30 second increments until melted.
        4. Add melted white chocolate chips to batter and immediately pour into prepared cake pans.
        5. Bake for 25-35 minutes depending on your stove. Start checking at 25 minutes.
        6. Let cool.

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        (can you tell its raining?)

        New Favorite Buttercream Icing

            Ingredients

            • 4 c powder sugar
            • 1/2 c shortening
            • 5 tbsp. milk
            • 1 tsp. vanilla

            Instructions

            1. Combine all ingredients in mixer on lowest setting for 30 seconds. Switch to medium high and mix for 2-5 minutes.

            Yes its got shortening in it.  No I would not substitute butter.

            Just try it. Once.  Then you can go back to butter.  Trust me, I always go back to butter.  And no, I am not just talking about frosting anymore.

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            I had SO much fun making this cake I am going to make it again just so I can show you how.  That should be coming soon!

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            Comments

            Oops, sorry if that came out sounding like it was THIS buttercream recipe that I tried. It wasn’t, was some other one i found on the net. I was just wondering if it was the brand I used, or if all shortening tastes different from butter.
            By the way, I love you, your cakes, your stories, your pictures and everything about this blog! Thanks for taking so much time to share your passion with us.

            The ingredients list calls for 1/2 cup of chocolate and the recipe instructions themselves call for 3/4 cup. Which is it?

            Amanda,
            Do you ever answer questions that people put in comments?

            Woops….sorry for the above question. I see you do answer questions.
            My question…..for example, is 1/3 C. melted white chocolate chips the same as 1/3 c. white cho. chips melted? Thanks.

            I’ve made this cake three times since you posted it (my kids have close birthdays) and each time it hits the spot. Thanks!

            Nice cake. Love it ! Thanks for sharing I will try that at home. Great post!

            Beautiful cake on a specially beautiful cake stand!
            Does your buttercream crust after sitting in room temperature? Thanks!

            LOVLEY CAKE !!!! DID U SHOW HOW DID U MAKE THIS CAKE ON THE BLOG.

            COULD U PLZ SHOW HOW U MADE THIS ELEGANT AND SIMPLE CAKE DZINE?
            THANX

            Hi
            This is exactly like my cake stand which I very sadly broke yesterday! I am so sad as I loved it! Can anyone tell me wher eI can buy one like this. Mine was my favourite cake stand and I think I may have also bought it from a car boot sale 🙁 Alternatively, would you like to let me purchase your one from you??? Lovely cake too, I will try out the recipe!!
            Lots of Love
            Kerry, Northampton, United Kingdom xxx

            For the buttercream icing, is it ok to use butter instead of shortening or would you recommend something else? Because the only store in Iceland that sells shortening doesn’t have it at the moment.

            I made one of your chocolate cakes and MMM it was amazing. I also used the icing from this recipe. Well, it’s safe to say I really suck at making icing. Oh well.

            Loooove this SO much! My youngest daughter’s name is Daisy & so I’m now obsessed with all things daises…. This would be so cute as a 1st birthday cake!

            This is my favorite buttercream too! I’ve been making it for years, ever since I took the Wilton cake decorating classes at my local craft store. Although, I’ll admit, I’ve made SO much buttercream over the years I don’t measure anymore, I just eyeball it. Buttercream with butter tastes great too, but if you’re decorating or want actual white icing the shortening based buttercream is a must.

            I just pinned this to Pinterest so I can try the cake recipe sometime, sounds really yummy!

            I’m going through your blog, but I can’t find the follow-up post. Did you end up not making it again to show us how?
            I think I could figure it out, but only if you tell me which tip was perfect for the petals.

            Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We went to a party last year and they had sugar cookie cake. I STILL think about that cake. At home, at work, in the car – I think about that cake. So no, you are not abnormal! LOL

            I am going to try this and maybe I’ll start thinking about this cake all the time!

            So what decorating tip did you use for the flower petals?

            What tip did you use to pipe the petals? Lovely cake!

            Please! Do tell how you made the petals! Maybe update the post so we can all see? Or just reply! Thanks!!

            Don't Pass on Dessert!