This delightful Chocolate Easter Cake was made with Chocolate Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched with Vanilla Condensed Milk Buttercream. To create this striking torn and broken buttercream effect, a layer of chocolate buttercream was covered top and bottom with a spring fresh lemon-yellow buttercream. The chocolate buttercream showing through was a perfect background for some buttercream grass with candy Easter Eggs nestled about and a chocolate Easter Bunny or three.
Once upon a time a birthday cake was a simple but exciting treat. All it needed was a few candles and maybe some Hundreds & Thousands. These cakes are my tribute to those simpler times. They are all about the cake, with simple and neat buttercream frosting, soft vintage colours, a blank canvas for you to add candles, a cake topper, bunting or balloons. And let us know if you would like sprinkles – we have great mixes that will compliment your cake.
Some flavour combinations to consider:
Vanilla on Vanilla
Chocolate on Chocolate
Lemon on Lemon or maybe with Vanilla Buttercream
Vanilla on Chocolate
Classic Birthday Cake – Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
The cakes from the Vintage Cake Collection will be equally at home for a graduation, baby shower or house warming party. Timeless elegance no matter the occasion.
Sometimes an occasion just needs cake. A casual gathering of friends, maybe a book club meet up or a treat for a small birthday. With all-round favourites and naked or semi-naked cakes that are all about the delicious cake you are sure to find one you will like. But if buttercream is your weakness a fully coated cake with buttercream swirls and roses will be what you are after. Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon and Nutty Orange Carrot are just a few of our favourite flavours.
This Vanilla Cake is perfect for any casual occasion. Visitors coming for tea, a book club gathering, a cake for teacher and with the addition of a few candles would even make an impromptu birthday cake. The soft buttery vanilla layers are peeking out from a thin layer of delicious Ermine Vanilla Buttercream. Also referred to as a Heritage Frosting, Ermine Buttercream is a mildly sweet buttercream made from a cooked flour pudding, beaten together with butter to a silky smooth texture that tastes just like ice-cream. Soft colours are added for a fresh effect and then piped in roses, swirls and stars. Sugar butterflies and small sprinkles finish off the minimal decorations. Purely optional of course!
A versatile cake that is soft and pillowy and so easy to flavour. Vanilla and lemon are often the traditional choice and both delicious but I wanted to try a chocolate version and I was so glad I did. Lots of eggs are whipped with sugar to a thick foam and the flour and cocoa is gently folded in – very carefully so that all that wonderful air is not lost.
The baked cake is so soft – if it is baked into a tray it can be rolled into a Swiss Roll but baked in a sandwich pan yields a nice tall cake. Because of the very delicate texture this cake is wonderful paired with a silky Swiss Meringue Buttercream or a light whipped chocolate cream, yes – you read correctly. Chocolate cream! It is not suitable for stacking into a tall cake but is perfect for a tea party, a book club gathering or even as an easy dessert after a dinner party.