My first tiered cake


I must be losing my mind! I could have SWORN that I blogged about my first tiered cake. This was the final cake that I made for Wilton Course 3 (Fondant & Tiered Cakes). Our instructor was super awesome, and let our minds run wild for the final cake. Since my family reunion was the next day, I decided to make a funky LSU colored cake.

This cake was made using boxed white cake mix (gasp!), Wilton buttercream and homemade marshmallow fondant. The filling was a homemade pineapple filling. My husband and I absolutely love this filling. It’s so simple to make too!

To explain why this baker used cake mix, I had a pretty busy week, so I wanted the baking day, which was a Thursday night, to be as simple as possible. I know from scratch isn’t much harder, but hey, I did add some extracts to make it a little more flavorful. Give a girl some credit! :)

My family LOVED the cake. They wanted to make it part of the reunion raffle, but I was too embarrassed for them to make it into a prize. (I have a lot of trouble getting compliments on my cakes…I’d just rather people dig in and enjoy!)

So, I made my dad make the first cut into it, because my aunts and uncles refused since they wanted it in the raffle so badly. Thanks Dad!

A cool thing that came out of it was that my cousin, who just had a precious baby boy, asked me to make her little boy’s 1 year birthday party cake and smash cake! I’m so flattered, and I cannot WAIT to do this next Spring! :)


  1. Looks Awesome!!! Congrats!

  2. This looks great!! I took Course 1, and haven’t had the time to continue on! I also used boxed cake for 2 out of the 3 cakes I made in Course 1–don’t feel bad about it 😉

  3. It looks awesome!! Congrats on a cake well done.

  4. This cake looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Super cute – nice work!!

  6. It looks so great! Nice job!

  7. Very nice! I love the bright colors and that pineapple filling sounds delicious!

  8. I am so glad that you posted about pineapple filling. That is what was in my wedding cake from Swiss Bakery in New Orleans. I am so thrilled to find a recipe that I can recreate for my 2nd anniversary in July! Just without the LSU colors……I went to Tulane (haha)!

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