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February 19, 2010

Valentines cake

cream cheese icing frosting ruffle cake martha stewart
For Valentines I was actually on a trip visiting my folks, sister and niece's and nephews up in the great northern tip of Idaho! It was 2 of my niece's birthday's, and my first time back up in Coeur d'Alene in 3 1/2 years! Anyway, it also happened to be Valentines, and while my hubby was back at home with the boys the girls and I were happy to spend it with so much family (both sets of MY grandparents were there too, it was my oldest niece's 8th birthday, which is a big deal for us)
Anyway, I got to make the cake for the family birthday party/Valentines party! I had seen this cake a while ago (martha stewart) and been wanting to try it! I used cream cheese frosting for a better flavor. I started with a thin crumb coat but because it's so runny and thin I kept the frosting refrigerated, and every few columns I had to put the cake back in the fridge too, so it wouldn't all puddle off. It would be much easier with butter cream, but luckily it's a nice and moist cake, so the fridge didn't dry it out too much.
valentines cake ruffle pink