For my father-in-laws 60th birthday party we went all out, and rented a reception room at a restaurant and invited all of his family and close friends. Since everything else was done big, I decided to go big with my cake as well. I decided to make my first two-tiered cake.
In this case, I made chocolate flavored batter, and kept the cakes wrapped and refrigerated for at least 24 hours before icing them. Such a good thing to do! Anything to make the icing process easier. I tried getting as close as I could to a “Bahama Blue” color for the icing, since that is the color he is going to paint his old VW Bug once he’s done revamping it. And there you have it!