INGREDIENTS

3 9 inch round cake pans
3 sheets of parchment paper
1 10 inch round cake board
1 C whole milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
2 C sugar
3 C flour
1 tbsp baking powder
5 large egg whites
Sky blue gel food coloring

Vanilla Frosting

3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
6 C powdered sugar
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
5-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
sky blue gel food coloring

Optional Icing

2-3 jars Store-bought white icing if you prefer to skip making homemade icing.

White chocolate snowflakes

1 C Ghirardelli white chocolate melting chips
1 disposable piping bag
1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper

INSTRUCTIONS

Cake Directions

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray all 3 cake pan with pam baking spray and set aside

• In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla and set aside

• Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

• In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder

• Alternating between the milk and dry ingredients, gradually pour into the butter mixture

• Mixing on low to medium speed until combined

• Using another large mixing bowl and a hand mixer, beat the eggs until stiff peaks form

• Fold into the cake batter

• Divide the batter evenly between three mixing bowls

• Leave one bowl white

• In the second bowl, mix in 2 drops of sky blue gel food coloring

• In the third bowl, mix in 5-6 drops of sky blue gel food coloring

• Pour each batter into their own

• Bake in the oven for 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center

• Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing from cake pans

• Place the cakes onto a cutting board

• Using a cake slicer, remove the domes from the cakes

• Place one layer of cake onto the cake board

White Chocolate Snowflakes

• Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave on 30 second increments

• Scoop into a disposable piping bag

• Cut the tip-off

• Pipe out about 20 thick snowflakes in different sizes

• Allow drying overnight!

Frosting Directions

• Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients together until stiff peaks form (About 5-7 minutes)

• Scoop about 1 C of frosting into another bowl and mix in a few drops of sky blue gel food coloring

Building the Cake

• Place the darker blue cake layer onto the cake board

• Scoop about 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out with an angled spatula

• Place the lighter blue layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting

• Scoop another cup of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth it out evenly

• Place the last layer of cake onto the second layer of frosting

• Scoop remaining white frosting onto the cake and cover completely

• Using the angled spatula, scoop some blue icing onto the white cake in random places.

• Smooth the frosting evenly

• Carefully place the white chocolate snowflakes randomly all over the cake