Virtual Cake Decorating Class: Learn How to Decorate a Valentine's Themed Cake in our Madison Model Home

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As February has begun, we teamed up with local cake decorator, Muyly @muylymillerco, to teach you how to decorate a Valentine’s themed cake in our Madison model home kitchen! 

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Muyly's Best Vanilla Frosting

Muyly’s Best Vanilla Frosting: 

Stays temperature stable, smooth, and so delicious! 

Makes enough to frost an 8-inch, 3 layer cake (not 3 tiers - as there’s a difference)

  • 1 Cup room temp. butter
  • 2 Cups all veg. shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 8 Cups powdered sugar 
  • 8 tablespoons to 1/2 cup of cream or half and half 

Instructions: With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat together butter and shortening until combine and smooth. On low speed add butter extract and vanilla extract. Increase speed to incorporate thoroughly. Add half the powdered sugar on low until just combined with the butter and shortening mixture. Then add the other half. Add 8 TB of half and half or cream and check consistency. Buttercream should spread easily with a knife along the side of the mixing bowl. If it seems stiff, add liquid, up to ½ a cup until consistency is achieved.

To Store: This frosting will be fine at room temperature for several hours, but if you aren’t going to use it for a day or two, transfer to a GLASS bowl and cover tightly. Take it out the day you need it and let it come to room temp before frosting.

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The kitchen in our Madison model home is one of our favorite kitchen designs, from the layout to the design details due to its modern feel. The black backsplash contrasts beautifully with white cabinets and complements the gold and black hardware fixtures. A feature that draws the eye up and around the kitchen are the cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling. Not only does this create additional storage space, but it also gives a visual cue and illusion of a bigger space.

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