Monday, June 8, 2009
Strawberry Lemon Cake!
Thank you for helping me decide what to do for class today. You all ended up choosing the Strawberry Cake + Lemon filling, the cake that came to me in a dream.
I'm serious. It did.
And a dream it is.
I used Anne Byrn's recipe for Strawberry Cake. The cake did not disappoint.
I "filled" the cake using the Wilton method that involves torting a single 8" cake, running a bead of frosting around the outer edge of the bottom layer and then spreading a filling to the frosted bit.
As promised, I used lemon curd. Lovely, lovely lemon curd.
Flavorwise, this cake reminds me of Trix cereal in the best way. Citrus and sweetness to the max! The cake is ultra moist because of all the strawberries and such inside. Adding lemon curd to that just makes the whole thing more like a pudding of sorts. It's fantastic. I think the flavors work really well together.
(My mom didn't love the lemon and for her I left the lemon out of the second 1/2 of the cake that is in the works at present. I think you'll like what I have in store for the decoration on that one.)
So... armed with a frosted cake (sans cake carrier) and legit decorator's tackle box, I went to class this morning to decorate this cake the right way. And you can tell me how I did.
By the way, Happy Monday!