My brother Sam is getting married to the wonderful and beautiful Adèle later this month, and I have the honour of (helping) make the wedding cake. I am very excited about this. As well as the wedding.
Tonight, they were coming for dinner, and I decided this would be the perfect day to make a few test cakes to decide on the frosting for the big day. They would be dessert! Of course, my lovely mother had already made a pie, but she (very graciously) let me commandeer dessert and take over the kitchen for a few hours to pump out buttermilk cupcakes, lemon butter, white chocolate ganache, and vanilla buttercream while using almost every bowl we own. But don’t worry, the pie was not forgotten and will certainly be devoured tomorrow. Thanks, Mum!
I was quite happy with the results, so I thought I would share them (visually only, sorry) with you. No recipe this time, though—it still needs some tweaking, anyway. But it’s going to be a vanilla buttermilk cake filled with lemon butter, which is like a creamy lemon curd, and homemade raspberry jam. I would eat this mixture by the spoonful.
Wait, sorry, I do eat that mixture by the spoonful.
Oh, and the verdict on the frosting: Buttercream! But more vanilla. And also vanilla bean. And also some cute little meringues along the sides. There will be more pictures!