Karli's Bee Mine Valentine's Day Cake
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 cup of butter, softened
1 t baking soda
1-½ cups of granulated sugar
½ t salt
3 large eggs
7oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 t pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cup of milk
-Preheat oven 350 degrees
-In large bowl combine and mix: flour, baking soda and salt
-In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter until completely melted. Stir continuously.
-Transfer melted chocolate and butter into a large mixing bowl, and using electric mixer, add sugar. Beat until well blended.
-Add vanilla, and one egg at a time until mixed well
-Finish by alternately adding flour mixture and milk, until the mixture is completely smooth. Put mix in Wilton Bear Mold
-Bake for 45-50 minutes, and take out of oven. Let cool in pan! Do not start icing until the cake is completely cool!!
1 stick butter softened
5-7 T heavy cream
1 cup shortening
2 lb bag of confectioner's sugar
2 t clear vanilla extract
-Combine butter, shortening, vanilla, and 4T heavy cream in mixing bowl, mix well.
-Slowly adding confectioner's sugar, continue mixing until mixture is completely smooth. If needed to further cream mixture, add heavy cream 1 T at a time, until icing has desired texture.
-Dye ½ of the icing Yellow and the last half Black
-Ice the bear with a 16 Tip to create Bee