Monday, May 14, 2012

Marshmallow... Mother's Day... Baby Shower Cake

This weekend was jam packed full! One of my very good friends from Seattle came down for the weekend (and she spoiled me rotten).  My sister hosted a baby shower for me (they spoiled me too). And it was Mother's Day (the royal spoiling). Somehow in between all of this spoiling, I also found some time to make this little cake for y'all.  Woo, I am tired now!  I could not figure out what to call this cake...  It was made for Mother's Day out of "marshmallow poles".  But all I have on my mind is this baby girl.  Can you tell it was a little bit inspired by her?  And don't you think it would make the perfect baby shower cake?

To make this cake you will need:
One box white cake (for two layers)
One box strawberry cake (for one layer, made cupcakes with the other half)
(2) 8 inch round cake pans
(2) Packages of marshmallow poles
Ribbon
Piping supplies
Strawberry jam
Frosting (recipe below)


I decided to make one layer strawberry cake, the other two are white dyed green and yellow.  I made the filling out of frosting and strawberry jam mixed.  You can use any frosting you like.
 After I cut the tops of each cake to level them, spread the filling on each layer, I frosted it with this pretty pink frosting. Before you layer your cakes, put wax paper in strips underneath the edges of the cake to protect your cake plate.

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

1 cup Marshmallow Fluff (about 1/2 jar)
1 stick (1/2 c.) salted butter (room temp)
1/4 c. Crisco
4 c. powdered sugar
1 Tb. Meringue powder (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. milk (or until you get texture you want)

Cream first three ingredients. Then add all other ingredients. Mix until desired texture. 
Color if you wish.

 I found these little Marshmallow Poles at the dollar store.  Super fun!  I bought two packages for 2 dollars.  I used all but two poles.  Unwrap them all and then cut them in half.  Your frosting should still be a little wet when your place the marshmallows around the cake.
 I finished the cake off with a pretty pink bow.  But I also piped dots around the top and the bottom.  Then I sprinkled some pink sparkles on top.
What do you think?  Pretty enough to eat for sure!
Happy Baking,
Christie
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5 comments:

  1. This cake is just beautiful! The cake and marshmallow frosting sounds yummy too! What a great idea!

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  2. Corlita, you've done it again! Simply fab!

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  3. I love how you decorated that! SO cute. And that frosting, yum!

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  4. Oh My! I just totally drooled all over my keyboard!!! This is just over the top. Loving it. Just dropping in from Just a Party with My Peeps and still enjoying following you. Also to invite you to link up any of your posts to Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!

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  5. Ladies,

    I saw your cute cake was featured at the How to Nest for Less and I just had to come check it out! Those marshmallow sticks just make! It is perfect for a girly party or shower.

    I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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