There are about a million reasons to host a baking party. Celebrating a favorite friend, getting a promotion, making it through a Monday, cleaning your house, you know. While, I'm pretty sure that baking parties are totally appropriate for any small win, the crew from Parris Chic Boutique had something pretty great to celebrate - a new line of adorable kitchen products. With photos by Kay English and styling by ReverieMade, this little bout of lovely is too good to miss.
This photo shoot was a fun idea I had to launch a new line of kitchen products and tote bags from Parris Chic Boutique. And there was no better way to celebrate than to get some of my best gal friends together, put on some pretty aprons, and bake a delicious cake! The day was such a blast and the gorgeous images from Kay English Photography are proof of that! Looking for a fun ladies night? I highly suggest a baking party!
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
|3/4 cup butter (softened at room temp)||8 cups confectioners sugar|
|1/3 cup milk||2 teaspoons vanilla|
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until smooth.
Slowly add in half of your confectioners sugar and mix until blended well.
While continually mixing, pour in your milk and vanilla extract.
Lastly, gradually mix in your remaining sugar.
You will want a thicker frosting, but if you are having a hard time spreading it you can always add a bit more milk until the frosting consistency becomes smooth and spreadable. You’ll want to stay away from a thin, runny frosting.
For this cake I simply baked four 8in rounds and spread a generous amount of the buttercream frosting in between each layer. A great trick for spreading frosting is to have a cup of hot water near by! Dip your knife in the hot water before spreading the icing to melt it just a bit so it smooths over the cake and almost gives the icing a nice glazed look. I’m no baker, but this cake was simple and oh, so delicious!