Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving means two things in my family's house: turkey and my dad's birthday. This year for my dad's birthday, I tried out a new cake pan I received as a a gift. Laura gave me a three tier cake pan last year. My dad's favorite ice cream flavor is butter pecan so I used a butter pecan cake mix to bake his cake. I found a really easy vanilla butter cream frosting recipe for decoration. I was concerned I'd need a mixer but I was able to use the shear force of my puny muscles to mix it up with a plain old whisk without a problem. I also used a box of Teddy Grahams to decorate each tier. I had ordered a small dark wood cake stand via Etsy last month. It arrived just in time for Thanksgiving. It was the perfect size for this mini three tiered cake!