I don't normally re-post from other blogs but today is an exception... because at the moment I am baking my brother's wedding cake (literally it is in the oven right now). He is getting married to the beautiful Jessica this Saturday and I was asked to make their cake... I was more than happy to oblige.
Here is a picture of what they would like to serve their guests...
Do you know that not all cakes are created equal?
After some serious searching in books and on this here internet I found the following post on a blog called All Sorts of Pretty. Such a lovely site but also containing the perfect vanilla cake recipe. I doubled it in order to make 2 x 10" layers for my project but you won't find a recipe like it very many places. The biggest difference is using all room temp ingredients except for the butter which gets added cold in cubes straight to the dry ingredients. This is genius!! It is a little more complicated than your average recipe but just read it through once and you'll be good to go. A note on the icing: I am doing the cake above so in order to achieve the colour I want I am using coffee but I will still be adding vanilla to the recipe. PS - the cake is out of the oven and looks glamorous and just perfect!