It was my mom’s birthday on Thursday, January 13th. This weekend, I had a long weekend because of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day so I decided to drive home to surprise my mom! It TOTALLY worked! She was very shocked when she walked out of her room and I was standing there! Kudos to my dad for helping plan and keep it a secret.
I didn’t get her a present for her birthday because she got a Christmas/Birthday present this year. So, I did what I love to do and baked her a cake. As you can see by comparing this cake to the last birthday cake, I’m certain that I’m getting better at this. The frosting on top is much smoother (although still a little bumpy).
I even tried to get fancy by using an edge trimmer. It isn’t very neat, but not too shabby for the first time. I think I need to use more frosting on the sides.
I have 2 questions that I would like some advice on. My last few cakes have been very heavy and dense. Any suggestions on how to make them fluffier? I’m not sure if it’s the recipe or if I’m over mixing or something else!
Also, how do you make sure your cakes bake flat? Mine always come out slightly domed, which makes decorating more challenging.