I'm working on a birdhouse cake for Billy and Erika's rehearsal dinner. This is my first attempt. Honestly, I'm pretty happy even though it honestly isn't very pretty as I learned a lot in this first attempt plus the parts I thought would be bad, weren't.
Building blocks - I used my basic cake recipe, not theirs. I used Smucker's seedless red raspberry jam.
Base frosted - white with brown cake...not smart!
Basic frosted - I ran out of frosting, so I'll have to make more next time. I honestly never use that much (I don't like frosting), but I need more with decorating, so I'll make a double batch to start with so I have enough to finish correctly.
I'm also going to change colors to make the chocolate cake show less. Not sure what color piping next time.