Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekly Smitten Roundup

Happy Friday! Here are some snippets of what I'm smitten over this week :)



































 Photos Via Brumley and Wells and Southern Wedding Magazine

Old Fashioned Bday Cake
with Angel Feather Icing-Recipe from Sweetapolita Blog
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups ice water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 egg whites beaten stiff
Method:
Add sugar to the butter and beat until light. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with ice water and flavourings, beating thoroughly after each addition. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into greased layer pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Cover with Angel Feather Icing and be tactful about the number of candles.
Angel Feather Icing             {click here for printable recipe}
As written in Food That Really Schmecks
Edna  writes, “There’s nothing better for an angel cake or a layer cake than this almost fool-proof and luscious icing; it doesn’t dissolve, run away or get crusty; it stays tender and fluffy for days if anyone lets it last that long.”
Ingredients:
2 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons of water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla or other flavouring
Method:
Put everything but the vanilla into the top of a double boiler with a fast-boiling water below. Start beating immediately with a rotary beater or electric mixer until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Remove from heat, add flavouring, and keep on beating until it is thick enough to spread easily. You’ll be delighted and everyone will exclaim when they see the glorified cake.

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