Blue Velvet Coconut Torte
Snowy coconut frosting and blue velvet layer cake make for a sweet, wintry mix.
The first year we were married, my husband and I wanted a fresh start with our Christmas tree. We chose not to mix our existing ornaments (not that year, anyway), and instead bought all new ornaments in blue and silver. There’s something magical and quintessentially winter about that color scheme. Although our tree has evolved to more of a woodsy homespun motif over the past 10 years, I still haven’t been able to let go of those blue and silver ornaments. I know we’ll use them again, someday.
This cake reflects those icy, wintry hues. The light blue velvet layers contrast nicely against snowy coconut-covered frosting. I use silver dragees on this cake, and you can find them at cake specialty shops or online. The added sparkle will help make your holiday merry and bright!
The cake is pretty simple to make, and here’s how to get started.
White cake mix is essential here—no substitutions since we’re aiming for a pretty light blue color.