Daring Bakers Challenge:The Day After the Perfect Party Cake.
When I realized I had to miss February's challenge, I vowed I'd make whatever was on tap for March. When I discovered it was Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake, I thought 'this will be a piece of cake' (ha). I have a copy of the book. This should be easy.
March was a busy month, and I think that because...at least initially...the cake was to be decorated with coconut, I unconsciously resisted making it.
We are not a coconut-loving family, you see.
So, various events and happenings, uh, happened, and a few days ago, I realized I'd yet to tackle my DB challenge.
I gave the 'assignment' another look over, and discovered the decorating requirements had been relaxed considerably.
It was incredibly last-minute: I didn't make the cake till Sunday night. But by golly, that's one Perfect Party Cake up there!
I have a thing for square cakes, so I made mine in nine-inch squares. I followed the basic cake recipe, but used strawberry jelly in place of the raspberry preserves...using as little as possible: fruit-fillings aren't popular around here.
I desparately wanted to do something cool with the decorations, but it was very last minute and inspiration was not forthcoming. So...I went all Jackson Pollock on it.
it was very lemony, and very good. The buttercream came out wonderfully, the cakes as well.
I wish I could have given this more attention, but for a last-minute affair, it wasn't half bad.
Be sure to see what the other DB'ers have come up with!
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