Today was my sweet Husband’s birthday and of course in true WhipperBerry fashion I had to make him a fabulous cake for his special day. I asked him what he would like and his one request was for, “one of those Whopper cakes with your Amazing Chocolate Cake recipe.” What can I say, the man has good taste! Here we have it… as my spunky daughter decided to name it, The Whipper Whopper Cake!
This is not a new cake or a new concept at all. As a matter of fact my sweet friend Michael from Inspired by Charm made the most stunning Strawberry Malt Ball Cake that I just LOVE! I needed to put my own spin on it. With our move to Nebraska from the desert of Las Vegas, our family is falling in LOVE with Autumn all over again. The colors, the crisp feel to the air, hazy days and foggy mornings are something we missed for the last several years. I thought, since Mike’s birthday is in October, why not make a Whopper Cake with a little bit of Autumn flair. Using Duff Goldman’s Gold Cake Graffiti, I gave the cake a bit of an ombre look, by spraying the top half of the cake gold.
I also found some fall leaves out in our yard to decorate the table with. I lightly sprayed them with the Gold Cake Graffiti as well to class up the rustic look.
I used the same cake and frosting recipe from my Most Amazing Chocolate Cake post from a few years ago. It’s a classic cake and chocolate buttercream that can be reinvented in soooo many ways. Luckily we have some new friends here in Lincoln that we can share this cake with because it is a rich one that is meant to be shared.
Tips for Cake Assembly
Freeze your cake after it cools to create a firm surface to work with when putting the cake together.
Make sure the frosting is a good stiff frosting that will hold those lovely Whoppers in place.
Place some bamboo skewers into the cake before you frost it to give it a little help in the stability department.
Once the cake is assembled, place in the refrigerator for an hour or so to firm up the frosting and hold tight to the Whoppers.
- Ready for a little bit of autumn love from my backyard. These are the things that a girl who just moved from the desert just relishes…
I just can’t get enough of the fall colors, they are just making my world so happy right now. I was photographing the cake outside and just looked up and to a picture. Here it is in all it’s simple glory.
I love watching my children fall in love with a new season that most of them haven’t ever really experienced. While I was engrossed with taking pictures of the cake, my spunky Emily was out playing in the yard and came running over to me to share her most amazing discovery. Of course I had to stop what I was doing so that I could come over and photograph it for her…
Today had been a bit of a gray misty day and she was just aaaamazed to find spider webs in the grass with little rain drops dotting their surface. Ahhhhh, I love when my kiddos can find the little beauties in nature that we as grown-ups sometimes pass on by. Of course I had to take a picture and Em insisted that I share it with all of you. What’s your favorite hidden gem? What makes fall magical for you? On a sweeter note, what’s your favorite go to cake recipe? What makes your special days, even more special?8