There is something romantic, understated, and sophisticated about an unfinished cake. This isn’t to say that I’m averse to more complex cakes with detailed exteriors, but the less is more saying holds true for me in this case. (It also doesn’t hurt that there’s less guilt when the frosting only covers half of the surface area.) I’d been wanting to try my hand at this rustic style cake, and thought Valentine’s Day would be the perfect occasion to do so. Not only was I pleased from an aesthetic standpoint, but the flavor definitely did not disappoint. I used this buttermilk pound cake recipe and garnished it with vanilla buttercream frosting (also seen here) and festive pink carnations.
To create a flat surface, I used dental floss to gently remove the top layer of each cake.I then applied a generous coat of frosting to the top of each cake.