If someone had told me that the key to frosting the perfect cake was half a dozen huge ice cream scoopfuls of buttercream, I might have been more interested in baking.
Who am I kidding? I just would have been more interested in eating that perfect cake after someone else frosted it. What can I say? I’m more of a cake eater than a cake baker.
But for those of you who are interested in baking — and specifically in getting perfectly smooth buttercream on your finished product — I have good news for you. It actually doesn’t look that hard. The key is using way more frosting than you’d ever think you needed and scraping the sides in one continuous motion. See for yourself. Warning: You will want cake after watching.
Still not convinced that fancy frosting techniques are for you? Trust me, I get it… Try one of these super-easy cakes instead.
1. Cookie dough-frosted chocolate cake recipe
Start with a boxed cake mix, and upgrade it with some tasty add-ins. The (literal) icing on the cake is this to-die-for cookie dough frosting.
2. Super-easy grapefruit-rosemary cake recipe
This might sound fancy, but it’s really another easy boxed cake mix hack. And since you just pour the glaze over, there’s no need to worry about perfectly smooth frosting.
3. No-bake Boston cream pie layer cake recipe
No-bake cake for the win! Turn a store-bought angel food cake into this dreamy dessert in minutes.
4. Melting ice cream cone cake recipe
I swear, this only looks complicated. It’s all about assembling some store-bought components into the coolest cake ever.
5. White chocolate-raspberry mug cake recipe
When you just really need some cake and can’t even be bothered with a boxed mix, it’s microwave mug cakes to save the day. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
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