This year marks 100 years since the Junior League of Cleveland was established. We're having a year long celebration which kicked off Monday evening at our general membership meeting. I was asked to make a cake to celebrate this momentous occasion and this is what I came up with!
It was red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Just as a warning, cream cheese icing will melt when left out of the fridge for an extended period of time. And even though it says it is crusting icing, that is a bold faced lie. Your decorations will slide right off the cake and you will have to send your husband to Costco for more powdered sugar that evening in order to make regular buttercream icing. Which is not stressful at all. At all.
There were a lot of things I would've done differently with this cake, but it was such a great learning experience for me. One thing's for sure, nothing goes quite as planned when the icing hits the cake.
But even after all of the headaches, I am pleased with the final presentation. I received so many sweet comments from members not only about the look but the taste....which is important to me. I tried a new recipe and the cake scraps were oh so yummy!
We had a ton leftover (isn't that always the case) but it was a lovely evening and I was so honored to be asked to make a cake for such an important group of women. And hey, perhaps I'll get some business from it?!? Yippee!