This was my first attempt at baking a layer cake, as well as the first time I've baked Blue Velvet cake (turned out more of a Teal Velvet cake didn't it?). I've said this time and time again but I am not a cook, not a baker and I have made very few attempts in my life until recently. I've always been more of the decorator/froster during baking adventures and even with this I had a purely visual plan for this cake and didn't think about flavor initially at all! I've never had Blue Velvet cake but was extremely intrigued, I found a recipe online that can take a normal box cake and with some tweaks turn it into Blue Velvet, it wasn't perfect but it was delicious (cream cheese frosting makes everything good)!
The cake stand is a slab of wood on top of a milk glass candy dish, that simple. Don't worry, I cut a circle of brown wax paper to separate the cake from the wood. Then I topped it off with lots of silver tinsel, Christmas trees and little deer. I think I'll try this in cupcake form next!
Have you been baking much this season? Pointers are always welcome here!