My husband is in charge of the bread - so he made garlic knots this time. (If you missed the garlic knot post, you can find it here.) Easy and so delicious!! I was in charge of dessert, so I just baked a cake.
I wanted it to look pretty, so I went to the old standby cake mix cake and buttercream frosting from iambaker. I love her rose cake, so I did a variation. It seemed a little plain, so I pulled a few nasturtiums from the garden and a couple of mint leaves, and voila! Pretty cake!
Using a IM tip and a plastic decorating bag, it was pretty easy to cover the cake in these little swirls. I wasn't too accurate and was very worried about having enough frosting, so at the end, I filled the gaps with just a little pop of frosting.
Also, I saw something somewhere that solved the problem of putting the frosting in the decorating bag! Too bad I didn't see it sooner because I struggle with scooping that messy frosting! Sooooo, the secret is to put the tip in the bag, and then put the bag in a glass! It supports the bag and gives an edge to scoop the frosting off the rubber spatula! Who knew??? (Probably everyone else but me!!)
I encourage you to try this frosting and technique - it's fun and easy and looks pretty darn impressive (even though it's pretty simple)!