That was crazy. I spent roughly 10 hours yesterday just baking cakes!

First two layers

To give you an idea of how crazy it was, I’ve compiled a list of just how much of each ingredient I used yesterday:

  • 12 cups of sugar
  • 24 eggs
  • 12 sticks of butter
  • 18 cups of flour
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 24 tsp. of vanilla
  • 20 tsp. of baking powder

And that’s just for the cakes, don’t even ask me how much butter was used to make the buttercream! And speaking of buttercream, remember that giant vat of it I made on Tuesday? I ran out. In fact, I think that was about half the amount I actually needed!

I had work stations going on every available surface in the kitchen:

Counter work stationWasher work stationMixer work station

I had to hand-wash that mixing bowl 7 times, my hands are so dry now.

But, I finished em’.

Two cakes and a tub of buttercream

9 inch tier12 inch tier

Today, I need to:

  1. Carve the cakes (they will have a rounded top edge)
  2. Crumbcoat them
  3. Frost them
  4. Cover them in white fondant
  5. Dye some fondant pink and purple for stripes
  6. Adhere the stripes
  7. Insert support dowels in the bottom layer

It’s daunting to look at that list. It’s a lot to do, but each thing shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes at most.

I have a sinking feeling that I don’t have enough fondant though, so I need to leave time to go get some if that happens.

Ok, back to it. I’ll try to take more pictures today since it’s less messy (didn’t want to drop my camera in cake batter.) Wish me luck!