Ok, so I made these mini cakes as just a practice for me on frosting. The little oreo buttercream one came out better than the raspberry one, because the raspberry buttercream was too soft. But I only realized that half way through frosting so I just had to go with it. And there were supposed to be three mini cakes, one totally oreo, one totally raspberry and then a little mixed love child. But the fully raspberry one didn't survive, it was too much Leaning Tower of Pisa, so I just ate it! I refer to my ability of cake decorating as Dr. Seuss went to Paris. (not saying mine are fantastic little parisian patisserie creations, as I wish they were) I always just try to make them the little desserts of my memories of Paris, but they come out a bit... wobbly. Oh well, just means I have to start making more cakes! Which I am completely good with.
The malt cake in this came out different than when I have used malt in other recipes. In a good way. The malt flavor wasn't too strong but made the cake have a rich pudding cake. Very moist and thick.
The raspberry buttercream layered with the oreo buttercream was surprisingly very tasty! I was just thinking of two different frostings to use, so I thought of what would I get in a malt milkshake at a diner? Then strawberry came to mind, then I thought 'Wait, raspberry might be a nice change' and then of course and oreo malt milkshake, a classic in my option.
So go make some little cakes this weekend, mix and match the frostings and indulge.
So I am watching the Biggest Loser Finale right now. I am completely in love with this show. I have nothing bad to say about it. Eeeekk, I can't wait to see who wins! The only bad thing is that I am going to have to wait for the new season to start. Urghh...
Cake and frosting recipes from somewhere on the big expansive internet, will find later.... or let me know if you know!