Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wedding Cake for Two

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake Prep Time 1Minute
Cook Time 45 Minutes Servings 10 Difficulty Easy
Ingredients

* Cake
* 1-½ cup Flour
* 3 Tablespoons Corn Starch
* ½ teaspoons Salt
* 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
* 9 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
* 1-½ cup Sugar
* 3 whole Large Eggs
* ½ cups Sour Cream, Room Temperature
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla
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* Icing
* ½ pounds Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
* 2 sticks Unsalted Butter
* 1-½ pound Powdered Sugar, Sifted
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla
* 1 pound Strawberries


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Preparation Instructions
IMPORTANT: Be sure to use a cake pan that’s at least 2 inches deep! Before baking, the batter should not fill the pan more than halfway.

Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and corn starch.
Cream 9 tablespoons butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well each time. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until combined. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just barely combined.

Pour into greased and floured 8-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, or until no longer jiggly like my bottom. Remove from cake pan as soon as you pull it out of the oven, and place on a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.

Stem strawberries and slice them in half from bottom to top. Place into a bowl and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar. Stir together and let sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, mash the strawberries in two batches. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoons sugar and allow to sit for another 30 minutes.

Make icing: combine cream cheese, 2 sticks butter, sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, and dash of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix until very light and fluffy.

Slice cake in half through the middle. Spread strawberries evenly over each half (cut side up), pouring on all the juices. Place cake halves into the freezer for five minutes, just to make icing easier.

Remove from freezer. Use a little less than 1/3 of the icing to spread over the top of the strawberries on the bottom layer. Place the second layer on top. Add half of the remaining icing to the top spreading evenly, then spread the remaining 1/3 cup around the sides.

Leave plain OR garnish with strawberry halves.

IMPORTANT: Cake is best when served slightly cool. The butter content in the icing will cause it to soften at room temperature. For best results, store in the fridge!

This recipe was found here: Source

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OMG this cake is soooooo yummy and easy to make! The perfect wedding cake for two. I just snipped some flowers from the garden to embellish around the 1950's cake topper. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Wedding pictures to follow so stay tuned!

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36 comments:

  1. Just have to say, I stumbled across your blog, after a google search of retro homes, and I have been a secret follower but now I really just want to say, you have such an adorable life! I love your blog!

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  2. oooh congratulations Mrs.!!!!!! I am so happy for you & the new Mister. Can't wait to see all the amazing fun you two will continue to have together. xx.L

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  3. Thanks for posting that! I love wedding cake, but would eat way too much if I had a huge one! lol! On my baby shower cake, I ate all the icing off! Seriously, have a wonderful wedding and a wonderful new life! Can't wait to see how you are fixing up the house!

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  4. hey congratulations, but when you get married? :)

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  5. Gasp! Does that mean you did it? You're married now? Congratulations on catching that bus!

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  6. Wow! CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

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  7. Yay! I didn't realize that you were already hitched! Congratulations! The cake looks dreamy and so do you!

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  8. Wishing you two all the best in your life together! Congrats!!!!

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  9. beep beep. vrOOm VroOoOm.
    mmmmmmm.... cake.

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  10. You got married without blogging about it first? Whats this world coming to? Congrats!

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  11. Congrats to the both of you! Cake looks yummy. Dining room looks amazing too!

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  12. Soooo cute! I get so much joy out of your posts. Congrats x100 on your marriage! ♥

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  13. So cute...a cat butt in the window....get me the hell out of here....this is a dog's house...help!!!

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  14. You made such a beautiful bride!!!! Lovely cake as well. Congrats to you and the Sgt on your marriage!!

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  15. Congratulations! I looove the cake! I have been thinking about making my own wedding cake, and this is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you! Simple, no too big and not too much fuss. Marydeluxe, you are a girl after my own heart lol
    x Molly

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  16. Congrats on your marriage!Happy to see Mary D is a RETIRED bus stop girl!Congrats Mrs.SGT!

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  17. Yay! Congratulations! Love the dress, shoes, cake and Sgt's outfit. So happy for you two!

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  18. Congratulations! You guys looked happy and beautiful. And that cake looks so yummy.

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  19. Congrats! You look adorable in your dress...love the cake. And so romantic too. Best wishes!

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  20. Congratulations! You two looked amazing and that cake is too cute :)

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  21. Congratulations on your wedding and your new bus ;)!!! Just hopping by from Sweetbutterbliss who featured you! Great to meet you!

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  22. Congratulations! May this be the start of one amazing bus ride!

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  23. that cake is perfect! very vintage! love it!

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  24. Dear Betsy (or Mrs Sergeant!), you 'missy' make the most beautiful of brides and that hubby of yours (as he is 'now') is a rather dapper gent that would give Cary Grant a run for his money! You both look gorgeous and I hope this next chapter in your lives is the start of many, many happy times and adventures together. You are a gorgeous couple Betsy and deserve ALL the happiness in the world. Many-Many Congratulations from across the pond :) Now where's my piece of wedding cake? :) (looks yummy with a major 'Y').
    Love and Best Wishes to you both for an amazing future and home building together. Your friend, Paddy xx

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  25. Congratulations to both of you! :D I just looked at the photos on the newer blog post and you both look amazing. How great to see such a wonderfully dressed and lovely couple so in love. Best wishes for your future happiness x

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  26. Congratulations and you both look lovely! Honestly I wouldn't have even noticed your dress hem if you hadn't mentioned it, and 50 years from now you'll look back on it and laugh. Personally I think those little idiosyncracies are what makes your day memorable. Anyway, congratulations to both of you and best wishes!

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  27. Congratulations! The cake looks lovely, the house looks lovely, and you guys look lovely! Here's to a long, happy life together!

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  28. Hello Mary !

    All my best wishes.


    (Big Mama)

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  29. Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your Sgt!!

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  30. Congratulations! You two look amazing and the dress looks perfect on you.

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  31. I've been away and missed it! The wedding pictures are truly beautiful! That's 2 weddings in blog land this week!

    Here's to a long and very happy life together, I can honestly say, it's good to be married :o)

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