To celebrate Charlotte's first birthday I wanted to make a cake and try using cake decorating supplies for the first time. I wanted to make a chocolate stout cake with a raspberry frosting using fresh raspberries. My idea was to make a two tiered cake with frosting rosettes around the whole cake. In my mind this was going to be beautiful and girlish. I was off to a good start with the cake portion of this project. The chocolate stout batter was delicious. And then I hit the frosting. What a nightmare. I could not figure out how to get the filling and frosting thick enough to keep it from running off the cake. I made several attempts to thicken the frosting but failed miserably. This has to be the worst looking cake I've ever made.
This beautiful cake is from i-heart-baking.blogspot.com. This is what I wished my cake looked like. Instead it looked like this: