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My sister is getting married in May. As her Matron of Honor, I am in responsible for throwing her Bridal Shower (thankfully, two of her besties have stepped up to help me with planning and all that jazz, since I have a new baby in the house). CakeVase offered to send me a CakeVase for review, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect, since I’ve been looking at bridal shower cake ideas.
I decided I needed to bake a cake to practice (wink, wink) and was in the mood for lemon cake. I picked up a Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix from the grocery, along with some raspberry preserves, lemon pudding, and Cool Whip Frosting.
After baking two eight inch rounds (according to package instructions), I stuck them in the fridge to cool, then leveled them both. I applied a layer of raspberry preserves to the top of one level, then layered lemon pudding on top of that.
I added the second eight inch round to the top, and then broke out the Cool Whip frosting.
I slurped a bit of the raspberry preserves on the Cool Whip frosting by accident, but I didn’t really care, since it would soon be covered by flowers. I separated the CakeVase pieces and placed only the smallest round on top of the cake, since I used eight inch rounds. Then I filled it with water, as per the instructions.
I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous about pouring water over the top of a freshly baked cake. I took the advice to only fill the prongs to the top, lest I end up with a waterlogged cake. LOL.
I had picked up a bouquet of yellow and green flowers, since I thought they would be pretty on the lemon cake. Boy, was I right! It was easy to decorate the cake with the CakeVase, I just started in the center and started working my way around. I used the smaller buds to fill in some holes, and waa la, a beautiful floral cake with CakeVase.
Mom and Dad came over for dessert, so the floral décor didn’t sit atop the cake for long. The cake didn’t last that long, for that matter. LOL.
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What is your favorite cake filling?