This was for a coworker’s birthday. She loves octupi and I wanted to practice drawing with buttercream, a match made in heaven! Her face when she saw it was priceless.
The cake itself is a red velvet cake (tinted to be light pink instead) and it has cream cheese frosting with a little raspberry jam between the layers.
This was my second time making a Naked cake. Unlike the first time, I decided to smooth all of the frosting instead of leaving visible piped edges between the layers. I think this gives the cake a more refined look while the other method is more rustic.