“Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” – Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss

Everyone wants a Cake Boss cake! Just in case Buddy’s bakery isn’t in your neighborhood, you can make a beautiful cake at home. Really, it’s a snap with my delicious buttercream icing and decorating tips!

Buttercream Icing:

Back in 2009, I acquired this buttercream icing recipe and I have been making it for years.

It is the BEST buttercream icing because:

  1. The flavor – Creme Bouquet is the secret ingredient. It is available in the largest cake and candy supply store in North Texas, Cake Carousel in Addison, Texas. Even sweeter, because its family owned!
  2.  The creamy consistency – The special mixing technique is the secret. The easiest way to learn it is to watch my video. You have to see it to believe it!

Buttercream Icing Ingredients:  2-pound bag of confectioners sugar, 1/4(to 1/3 cup, depending on humidity) cup boiling water, 3 T. Creme Bouquet, 2. T. vanilla extract, 1 t. salt, 1 pound unsalted butter (room temperature), 1 1-pound, small tub of Crisco

Decorating Tips:

  1. Heirloom Garden roses – Central Market
  2. Heirloom ribbons – Shopping in the Fashion District in NYC, I discovered the family owned, East Coast Trimming.

With so many spring celebrations, Easter, Mother’s Day, showers, and graduations, now is the perfect time to master decorating a beautiful cake!