i tried a new vanilla cake recipe today, and really was not all that thrilled with it. :o( i haven't quite found the right one yet. it may be time to start combining recipes to see what i can come up with!!
on the up side...i tried the "ruffle" technique, and it looked awesome! found the idea over @ sweetapolita. she has a link to a youtube video that perfectly explains how to do it! i tinted my butter cream with some red food coloring--it is almost valentine's day after all!!