Q: What does 11 cups of flour, 2.25 cups of butter, 7.75 cups of sugar, 4 bottles of red food colouring, 9 eggs, 9 tablespoons of cocoa, 4 teaspoons of vanilla, 4.5 cups of buttermilk and 1kg of vanilla buttercream buy you?
A: A resplendent three layer red velvet cake!
For anyone interested in recreating this feat, I made the Magnolia Bakery Red Velvet Cake recipe three times, using each batch to fill one 10" cake tin. I was a bit anxious about how a triple layer 10" cake would hold up but it was gorgeous. And heavy.