Mini 4" cake to practice.
I needed to bake a cake for my last Wilton Course 1 class. I used Mark Bittman's recipe for Simple Chocolate Layer Cake to make a mini 4" cake to practice and a larger cake for class this week with Wilton classroom buttercream icing. The whipped cream would have been much better, but this was to practice decorating! I cut the little cake into two layers and brushed them with Creme de Cacao and mixed some strawberry jam with buttercream for the filling. I'll post pictures of the larger cake with the dreaded Wilton rose later.