Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Perfectly Fine Cake--Daring Baker's Challenge For March




I completed my cake this morning! Yippee. I really loved the taste of this cake—it's very chiffon-like with its light, airy texture and that hint of citrus. I pretty much followed the recipe to a tee except I decided to create mini layer cakes instead of 1 large one. I halved the butter cream

frosting recipe for this reason and unfortunately, my frosting never got thick enough during the mixing process. (Did any other DBers have similar problems with their butter cream frosting)? So, I ended up with a rather runny frosting that didn't quite make the prettiest presentation but I did my best with what I had to work with and am pretty pleased with the results. It sort of reminded me of a snowball with all the coconut flakes so I added the cherry on top to give it a bit more balance. Even though the cake did not turn out as "perfect" as I would have liked, I still had fun with this challenge and plan to serve my mini party cakes later today when my two brothers and their families come over to visit. This month's challenge for the Perfect Party Cake (a Dorie Greenspan recipe, by the way), was hosted by Morven of Food, Art, and Random Things. If you would like to bake your own party cake click here for the recipe, and party on!

8 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

Lovely little cakes!! My buttercream was runny so I stuck it in the fridge to chill and thicken. I knew it would look curdled coming out of the fridge so I just beat it to bring it back together. It was then the perfect consistency and spreadable for the cakes. You did a great job!

Jenny said...

I love the variety of all of the small cakes. I'm not sure a mini cake looking like a snowball is such a bad thing....

Lunch Buckets said...

and a cherry on top! Perfect :)

Baking Soda said...

Those are so playfull! Nice idea!

Deborah said...

I love the mini cakes!! I'm not sure why the frosting didn't thicken up for you, but you did a great job with what you had!!

Lesley said...

Cute individual cakes, I think that's so adoraable.

Sheltie Girl said...

Your cakes turned out so cute! I love the mini cakes.

Natalie @ gluten A Go Go

Dwiana P said...

Hello, stumbling upon your blog for the first time. I am a coconut lover! I am interested to try this cake sometime. Tried to click on the picture but it didn't show the recipe only picture instead.
regards,
Dwiana