My husband is going back to school and this week he finished his first class! It’s a pretty big deal, he is working full time, we just had a baby in April, and with all of that he got an A+. So I wanted to make him a little treat to celebrate his success!
I had a box cake mix and a can of frosting, so I used them and decided to make a homemade buttercream for the outside.
I baked the cakes in 6 inch rounds, let them cool completely, and then cut off the domed part using a bread knife. This helps make your layers nice and even. I like to put the cut side down, so it is easier to frost.
I used the can frosting for the middle of the cake.
After mixing up the simple buttercream. I did one thin layer of frosting all over (a crumb coat) and then frosted the whole thing again.
To make the design on top, I just used food coloring to color the buttercream, and plastic sandwich bags with a cut at the corner to make a piping bag. Not so fancy, but works like a charm every time!
This cake would be great to celebrate going back to school, a report card, or finishing a really big project!
How do you celebrate success in your home?