It’s Dr. Seuss Week, you know! Caroline’s 1st grade class does a week-long unit using all things Seussical, and the teacher asked me to make a cake to finish off the festivities. I Googled Dr. Suess Cakes…and whew! It’s a little overwhelming. 😦
Undaunted, I came up with a grand plan for my own cake, which I will reveal on Friday. Before I started the fancy-dancy final cake, though, I wanted to practice:
I started by making red velvet cake balls. I found a pancake batter dispenser a few months ago that works like a dream for this: NO DRIPS! I undercooked the balls just slightly.
I used a yellow cake mix for contrast and spread a thin layer on the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan. Once I placed the balls gently on the batter, I covered them (mostly) with the rest of the batter. (For future reference, I think 8″ pans would work better since they’re deeper.)
I baked the cakes for the regular time, layered them, frosted them, rainbow-sprinkled them (of course!).
Wa-La: A Polka Dotty Cake!
Note: Check out that snazzy cake server! I’ve decided to start collecting them…