Favorite colors… Red, black and white.
It’s fun to make something that will fit a certain theme. I was asked to make a birthday cake for a party where the colors would be red, black and white. At first, I wasn’t so sure what I might do. The cake would be for a 13 year old boy’s party. So, I couldn’t do anything that was too “girly.” However, whether for boy or girl, adult or child, I just believe that cakes should be pretty!
I decided to do a combination of red velvet and vanilla cake. Two layers of red velvet with a layer of vanilla sandwiched in the middle.
It was a towering cake…
I made my favorite whipped vanilla frosting.
Of course we had to do candles… black and white candles.
And, because I had left over vanilla batter, I made a couple cupcakes… with red frosting and black and white sprinkles.
I think that the birthday boy was pleased!!
Red Velvet-Vanilla Cake Recipe
I used this wonderful red velvet cake recipe from the Leite’s Culinaria site.
I used this vanilla cake recipe from Pastry Affair. I am always in search of a good vanilla cake recipe and I am really liking this one right now.
I used this a double batch of whipped vanilla frosting recipe by Sweetapolita… one of my favorite frosting recipes!
The vanilla cake recipe will provide enough batter for one 8-inch cake layer and 6 cupcakes.
The red velvet cake batter provides enough batter for two 8-inch cake layers.
For all the filling and decorations, I doubled the batch of frosting.