No matter how many sophisticated pastries I've eaten over the years, and there have been many, my heart simply sings for a vanilla layer cake with buttercream frosting. Add funfetti to the mix and I start getting very starry-eyed indeed. I invited my baking bestie Jen back into the kitchen to create a cake with a bit of a personality disorder. We wanted the cake to have a soft and elegant exterior with a more playful side hidden underneath. We agreed a funfetti cake would be just the thing to bring the smiles upon cutting into that first slice. We filled the apartment with flowers in shades of violet for frosting inspiration et voilà....
Recipe For Violet Buttercream Frosting
- 300 grams unsalted butter
- 500 grams of (4 cups) icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Wilton violet icing color gel
Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat the butter for 4 to 5 minutes until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar and beat until well incorporated. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add your coloring last. A small amount of gel paste goes a long way so add in small increments until you achieve your desired shade.