My best friends 30th birthday is this coming up next Tuesday and she has her heart set on an Almond layer cake with Amaretto filling and buttercream icing. I was going to order it from her favorite bakery since I have never attempted this flavor combo before but they've consolidated their stores! (Cake Affairs
- closed their two other stores - only open on Katy Fwy now) and changed their policy. They have a $150 minimum now, no small orders anymore. :(
Soooo, I experimented yesterday and made some jumbo cupcakes to try out the recipes.
I made a basic vanilla cake and added almond extract to taste before baking. For the amaretto buttercream I used 3 cups of twice sifted powdered sugar, added 1 stick of unsweetened butter and 6 tablespoons of shortening - then added 6 tablespoons of amaretto liquor.
THEY WERE EFFING AWESOME!
I let my boyfriend choose the color of icing - I should have known, his favorite color is green.
I'm going to bring the other 4 to her office this morning so she can tell me yea or nay.