I am making a birthday cake for my niece for her party this upcoming Saturday. I'm going to have a hellish week, so tomorrow I'm making the cake layers and freezing them, Friday night I'll make the almond mousse filling, and then Saturday morning before the party I plan on making the frosting.
I don't usually have any problems with baked goods, but last year on her birthday my frosting was a mess. Too firm, then I over beat it and added some milk and it was practically unusable. Thats never happened to me before, it was a total fluke....but now I'm terrified it will happen again.
I don't need the frosting for intricate piping (although some rosettes around the bottom border would be nice) but im mostly decorating with sugar glitter, and alphabet candies that spell out "happy birthday."
I am trying to decide between a cream cheese frosting (2:1 cream cheese butter ratio) or this 7 minute frosting i found on the smitten kitchen blog: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/0...
I have been reading tons of posts here on chowhound, but I'm getting overwhelmed.
Anyone feel confident that they have a foolproof frosting recipe that will work great for a layer cake?