Wedding Cake for two.

Wedding Cake for two- DessertForTwo.com

Ok, sweet friends, I’m off!  We’re off to get married!  I will be back in about a month.

We’re aiming for a cell phone-free, computer-less, and TV-free honeymoon.  Technology has no business on a honeymoon.

So, that said, I have a recipe or two pre-scheduled to post, but I won’t be around for any baking trouble-shooting.  Just remember:  softened butter doesn’t mean melted, baking powder must not be expired, and if you make substitutions for the entire ingredient list, your dessert will most certainly fail.  Ok?

I have a sweet giveaway coming up for y’all on March 1st, so stay tuned for that.  If you re-pin the post, you will receive coupons for very cool free stuff.

Back to this sweet little white cake for two!  I’ve been dreaming up a mini wedding cake for two ever since we got engaged.  The base of this miniature wedding cake is a 6″ round cake pan.  It’s the size of the top of a standard wedding cake.  Here, it’s the bottom!  The middle layer is a 10-oz ramekin, and the top layer is a regular 4-oz ramekin.  I think it’s the most adorable thing I’ve ever made.

Mini Wedding Cake for two- DessertForTwo.com

The buttercream has a splash of whiskey in it as a nod to the whiskey tasting we’ve got planned for our wedding guests.  We even drove to Tennessee last time we were down South to get some of Popcorn Sutton‘s genuine moonshine for the tasting!

Wedding Cake for Two- DessertForTwo.com

Finally, on a personal note…could I get some good wishes and prayers from y’all?  I’m seriously concerned I will do the ugly cry all the way down the aisle.  You know the one:  mouth gaping, mascara running, gasping for breath?  Yeah, that might me be.  If I could somehow be graced with those Scarlett O’Hara tears that gently flow one by one and are delicately caught with a handkerchief, I would be happy.

See y’all back here in a month or so! Goodbye!

Wedding Cake for two.
 
Makes 1 miniature wedding cake.
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Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk
For the buttercream:
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons whiskey (or more milk)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease 3 pans: a 6" round cake pan, a 10-oz. ramekin, and a 4-oz ramekin. Place the pans on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and almond extract. Beat very well. Add the eggs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat it in. Add half of the buttermilk and continue to beat. Finally, add the last of the flour mixture, beating for a few seconds before adding the last of the buttermilk. Do not over-beat, but ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Divide the batter between all 3 pans. Fill the smallest ramekin to the inside line, then fill the next ramekin to slightly below the line. Pour all remaining batter in the 6" pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the smallest ramekin.
  7. Bake another 10 minutes, then remove the medium ramekin.
  8. Finally, bake another 5-8 minutes, until the largest cake is done (use a toothpick to test--only moist crumbs should cling to it).
  9. Run a knife around the edges of all the pans and let them cool on a wire rack. Do not attempt to remove the cakes until they are completely cool.
  10. Slice the tops off any domed cakes to make them level.
  11. On your serving dish, line the edges with paper so that the dish doesn't get too messy while frosting. Place the largest cake layer on the dish.
  12. Make the buttercream by beating together the butter and shortening. Add the powdered sugar little by little, adding the milk and whiskey to help it along.
  13. Frost the bottom layer of the cake. Stack the middle cake on top, and frost it as well. Finally, stack the small cake on top and frost it. Use any leftover frosting for decorations.
  14. *If you don't want to decorate the cake, scale the frosting recipe bake to only 1 stick of butter, 2 tablespoons of shortening, and 1½ cups powdered sugar. Scale the milk back to 2 teaspoons, and the whiskey just 1 teaspoon.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Oh, baby. You will be fine. Giddy, but fine. As long as Mr. Dessert for Two doesn’t cry, you should be great. However, I will be praying for your day to be as special as you are. Just enjoy the day (I hope you have a video person) and have a fabulous honeymoon. We’ll be anxiously awaiting pictures, though! Blessings to both of you. I love this little cake!

  2. Malia says

    Congrats! Don’t worry if you do ugly cry, cause it’s your wedding day and you get to have any emotions you want, no questions asked! Just remember to savor each moment cause man the day goes by super fast!

  3. says

    CONGRATS CHRISTINA!!! Have a wonderful time. Love and blessings to you both.
    PS. I love this cake! It is so sweet. We actually don’t have our top tier for our 1 year anniversary (coming up next month!), so this would be the perfect thing for us to celebrate.

  4. says

    Happy wedding weekend, my dear Christina. I hope you have the most wonderful, perfect day. You desreve nothing less! Sending lots of prayers your way for a wonderful day that you remember forever. Make sure to pause and soak up the little moments along the way and take it all in.

    xo
    m

  5. says

    Sending prayers and wishes your way!!! I’m getting married in May and keep thinking about what an emotional wreck I’m going to be walking down the aisle too haha. I cry just thinking about it! But I have heard from some people that you are just so excited for it to finally be happening that you just can’t help but smile, and not cry. I’m still not convinced, but who knows :) Good luck with everything and enjoy your honeymoon! This cake is so perfect. Maybe I’ll make it to celebrate our wedding being less than 3 months away now. Or maybe that is bad luck? haha

  6. Joanne says

    Best wishes! Don’t worry about the ugly tears. Makeup can be fixed! But I remember mine only came at the first dance. I that was when I finally relaxed and it hit me. Have a blast!

    joanne

  7. says

    Yayyyyy!!! Can you hear me whooping and hollering for you and Mr. Dessert all the way from Indiana? I’ve been wondering when the big day was coming. You are going to be such a beautiful bride! I’ll be praying for you to be able to soak up every single memory….and not be too teary. Would you believe at my wedding Mr. S was the one who cried not me? And, he is NOT a crier. Just goes to show you never know what emotions will come out on the big day. :)

    Enjoy every minute of your wedding AND honeymoon! Wise choice to spend it with each other sans technology. Oh, I’m just so darn happy and excited for you! Many many blessings to you both, my friend! Mrs. Dessert for Two…it has a great ring to it!

  8. says

    CONGRATULATIOOOOOOONS! I’m gonna miss you but I’m so happy for you lovey dovies and I feel proud of ya for taking a month to enjoy each other without technology! It can be so hard to disconnect from cell phones and laptops and I applaud you for taking a little break to enjoy your honeymoon! I want to hear all about it when you get back – in fact, I must have missed the post where you said where you’re going! Hopefully somewhere warm and relaxing!!

    Your wedding cake is so freaking cute! Ramekins! You’re genius! I promise when I bake a wedding cake for two, I WILL NOT use melted butter or expired baking powder! ;) My best wishes go out to you on your beautiful wedding day and sweetheart, even your ugliest cry is still beautiful! XOXO!

  9. says

    Congrats to you!!! Many blessings!!! and wow, this cake!!! Gorgeous!!! and hey, it’s ok if you cry. . it;s your wedding day, you are marrying the man of your dreams and you’re only doing this once. Congrats again. . you will be a beautiful bride!

  10. Ali Grace says

    THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER! I didn’t save any of our wedding cake so maybe I’ll do this for our one year anniversary. :)

    I hope you enjoy every minute of the wedding and afterwards! I was sooooo worried about crying too (b/c I ALWAYS do) but I ended up doing ok. Nothing too extreme… just baby tears. I consider that a success. Happy wedding to you!!!

  11. says

    This little wedding cake is seriously cute! You are going to make the most beautiful bride – best wishes for the big day and the honeymoon. Every woman looks most gorgeous on her wedding day – it’s a fact. Tears and all. Hugs! xoxo

  12. cassie says

    Congratulations!!! will definitely be making this cake for my BF & I. Let’s keep it our little secret that you called it a “wedding cake for two”…. but maybe he’ll be inspired :-)

  13. says

    Ah I am SO excited and happy for you! You are going to be an unbelievably gorgeous bride and even a few tears down the aisle will not change that! Best wishes to you and your almost-hubby and enjoy every second of the wedding and honeymoon!!!

  14. nancy K says

    Happy , Happy Wedding Christina! You will be a beautiful bride. Just breathe and enjoy every second of your wedding ceremony…cry happy tears and they will be beautiful!

  15. jpdf says

    This is the sweetest and loveliest wedding cake I have ever seen because I truly love the story behind this :) <3 We wish you and your loved ones the best time and praying for a beautiful ceremony with gentle tears of joy and love :)
    Cheers to you, Mr. & Mrs. Dessert for Two!
    With peace,
    jeda

  16. JoAnn says

    Dearest, you absolutely will not cry walking down the aisle !!! I KNOW these things!

    A most delightful cake….Sending my very best to you!

  17. Jean says

    So happy for both of you. Hope it will be a beautiful wedding with all smiles. You wedding cake for 2 is lovely and know you will be a beautiful bride!

  18. Joan says

    I’d say congrats, but that sounds like I thought this would never happen. So, good wishes for a perfect day.

    And, IF, got that … IF, you cry, just remember that they are tears of joy … and carry a hanky.

  19. Nicole says

    This is adorable. You guys are adorable. I totally suggest you stick to your tech-free honeymoon. We did and you see how active we both are the rest of the time. We didn’t have hardly any internet access while in Ireland and I’m so happy it worked out that way. Many wishes for a continued adorable and happy life! Mwah!

  20. Meredith says

    Congratulations Christina and a wedding toast to you both…

    May your wedding days be few
    And your anniversaries many.
    May the road of happiness you travel together
    be as endless as your wedding ring.

    And may you always remember that
    The heart that loves is forever young.

    Meredith

  21. Melissa says

    Lovely! I just wanted to comment on your buttercream with the touch of whiskey. It made me smile because my mother has been making wedding cakes out of her home for… oh, I don’t know, a really long time. 25 years maybe? She ALWAYS adds a touch of rum to her buttercream. She says that the alcohol helps cut the sweetness of the frosting, and people LOVE the way her cakes taste. Anyway, thought it was lovely that there was significance to your addition of whiskey. I’ll have to tell her about that. Congrats on your new marriage. And just remember, when the going gets tough, well, that’s marriage for ya ;-)

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