I've really been exploiting my cake decorating skills the past few weeks, what with all these birthdays in the family. Last weekend I made not one but three cakes (one was inedible- damn untested vegan recipes). This is the best of them, a berry and whipped cream layer cake for my sister-in-law's boyfriend. This was my first time making a cake for this many people, and my first attempt at "frosting" a cake entirely in whipped cream.
I got the best tip about making your whipped cream more stabilized in order to frost a cake or pipe decorations. Yes, you can use gelatin, but gelatin is messy. Melt one large marshmallow per cup of cream you are whipping, and whip it right in. I discovered this weekend that my new shmancy microwave has a "melt marshmallow" setting- awesome!
No recipe required here- use your favorite yellow cake, layer with whipped cream and berries, make the top pretty, and voila!!
This is the last week of my blogiversary bake sale! Please contribute by making something, or by donating here. Proceeds go to the World Food Program.