My heart stops a little when I see beautiful food. I can spend hours on Tumblr and Pinterest looking at food – and often do. I wanted to make a cake for our holiday dinner that was pretty, not too complicated and delicious. This Sugar Plum Fairy cake reminds me of a ballerina’s tutu. It makes an unbelievably stunning centerpiece for a winter holiday dessert table.
The secret to this cake is the Swiss meringue buttercream and ganache. Don’t let that scare you off. They are simple to make and use. It is a winning combination when paired with your favorite gluten free cake recipe or gluten free cake box mix.
I love using the Swiss meringue buttercream because it is less sweet than American buttercream and unbelievably silky. It is delicious and beautiful.
Make sure you double your recipe or use two boxes of mix, so you will have three nice 8″ layers of cake.
You will need a candy or instant thermometer to make the Swiss meringue buttercream recipe.
To make this cake dairy free, as well as gluten free, please see the notes below.
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