it's my love language.
i can't buy the stuff unless i'm using it immediately. otherwise, between my farmer + me + spoon = frosting-be-gone.
i'm glad my farmer and i can connect on such a deep level...such as our love of canned frosting.
which brings me to today's post.
a few weeks ago i offered to make a little cake for a dear friend's birthday. i did-so selfishly, knowing i'd be eating the cake and sneaking tastes of frosting during construction.
and that's what we're discussing! how to simply frost a cake. like...a super easy tutorial. anyone can do it. i promise.
1 | start with what you're presenting your cake on. if it's a flat plate, you'll want to prop it up, so put the plate on top of a mixing bowl turned upside down. that way you can turn it easily while frosting.
i used a cake pedestal. on the pedestal you take four pieces of wax paper and overlap them in a square, so only a small piece of pedestal is showing in the middle.
once your frosting is even on top and the rest of the frosting has been pushed over the edges, use that frosting to cover the sides of the bottom layer. (ps. i use a butter knife for all of this.)
you place it upside down so you're working with a flat top. this way it comes out to be perfect cylinder.
you'll probably need to grab more frosting to fill in the gap, which is totally fine, because more frosting = more better.