Baked Sunday Mornings: Aunt Sassy Cake

by byn on April 7, 2013

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Aunt Sassy Cake

Who is Aunt Sassy, you ask? And what does she have to do with a triple-layer pistachio cake with honey-vanilla frosting? I have no idea, as the Baked Boys don’t divulge the answer to this mystery in the book.

This is a time-consuming baking project, which made it perfect for the long Easter weekend last week. First of all, I couldn’t find shelled pistachios anywhere (do they exist?), so on Friday I shelled two packages of pistachios while watching Sons of Anarchy. On Saturday I made the three cake layers, which involves a final step of folding in egg whites (I saved the egg yolks to make Maple Syrup Ice Cream, which went perfect with this cake). On Sunday morning, after Easter waffles, I made the icing. Since I haven’t had luck with Baked’s cooked icings in the past, and because I was bringing this to an Easter Dinner for 10 people, I decided to just go with my own favourite buttercream, adding in 3 tbsp of honey. To decorate the cake, I used a piping bag with a big round tip, and piped it on in little bursts, filling the centre with my remaining chopped pistachios.

It was a huge hit, and I thought it was a perfect cake for Spring!

You can find the recipe here!

Demolished Cake

 

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Linda April 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

One of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever seen! It looks lovely, and I bet it tastes even lovelier!

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Dafna | Stellina Sweets April 8, 2013 at 2:53 am

That is totally stunning, Robyn! This frosting is a beast for me too, and this time it was a flop. I don’t blame you for going with your consistently reliable frosting instead, especially for a holiday meal! Nice work, and I really like your new blog design! :)

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Chelly April 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Gorgeous Cake!

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SandraM April 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Wow, indeed!!!!! Fantastic decorating! Absolutely stunning! :)

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April April 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Pretty! I love the way you piped the frosting. The BAKED buttercream is a little touchy for me too. I have had great successes and great failures with it. I keep using it though, hoping that one of these times I’ll figure out the secret. :)

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Susan April 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm

WOW, Robyn! Just stunning! I’m sure your friends & family were totally impressed!

I like your new design, too! It’s so energetic.

Have a wonderful week!

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Littlebakerbunny April 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

Wow! This. Looks. Amazing! Crazy beautiful! Where is your buttercream recipe from?

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