Sunday, December 20, 2009

Finale Cake

I've been loving my Wilton Cake Decorating class. I've definitely learned a lot.
I'm going to use my finale cake as a Christmas dessert.
The past two cakes I've made have just been one layer cakes, but for the finale cake I've decided to do a two layer cake.
Not only that, I've decided to fill the cake with a Chocolate-Hazelnut buttercream filling.
I think this will taste superb with the butter cake mix that I have used.

Here's the recipe for the Chocolate-Hazelnut buttercream filling.
You take the regular recipe and add some Nutella.
1 lb bag of powder sugar
1/2 c milk
1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 sticks butter, cut in 1/2 inch slices
1/2 c shortening
3/4 c Nutella

Using the whisk attachment on your electric mixer, mix the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk at low speed until smooth.
Add butter one slice at a time until incorporated.
Add shortening and whip at highest speed 10-12 minutes until volume increases by at least 50%.

I will let you know how it turns out in the end.
[pictures included - hopefully!]

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