Now you may be wondering, “Katherine, why are you writing about assembling cake?”
Well I’ll tell you why; about three times a year this quadruple layered cake is made in the family to celebrate one of our birthdays (my brother and my mom has a combined one) and the assembly process alone is so laborious that I thought this would be something worth sharing. And I wouldn’t have titled this blog post How to Assemble a Monstrosity of A Cake if it wasn’t absolutely HUGE, and yes that is what she said. This cake is big enough to comfortably feed 30-35 people and is quite tall (stands about 5 inches high and 12 inches in diameter).
We usually make a Black Forest cake, but this time my dad wanted to get a chocolate strawberry mousse one made for his birthday. You can take a look at the recipe for the best strawberry mousse for cake building on my other blog post.
I put together a series of photos detailing the assembly of this cake and a short description underneath the picture telling you what is happening.
-The Piquey Eater
P.S. we don’t own a cake leveler so my dad just eyeballs where the middle of the cake is and uses a traditional Chinese meat cleaver to cut through it. Talk about a fusion of cultures!
Assembling A Monstrosity of A Cake
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