Saturday, March 29, 2008

Party Cake :)

was very excited to do this challenge as I’d never attempted a layered cake before. I got a close friend to join me with this challenge and as we were based at two different locations we decided to do it separately and then compare notes. My friend backed out at the last minute …traitor !!!!!! And I went on to do mine…and make a lovely creation.

It was the Holy Week (Maundy Thursday) and also ‘Prophets B’day’ in our part of the world, so Thursday was declared a holiday. I decided to do my ‘Party Cake’ quite early in the morning. Woke up and ran to the kitchen with a spring in my step. I had kept the eggs and butter outside the previous night.

I followed the recipe to the ‘T’…… including the 9” cake pan. Later, when the cake was ready, I wondered if a smaller pan would have given more height to the cake. The cake did not rise much ..just a wee bit and it was difficult to slice it into two horizontally, but I did it nevertheless.

Added strawberry jam and decorated it with a few strawberries as well. My hubs sister was visiting from Riyadh and I sent half the cake to them. A big chunk went to my husbands colleague at work, who has a sweet tooth. The remaining was wolfed by one of my son and hubby dearest the same day…the excuse for not keeping any for the next day was…"Tomorrow is Good Friday…and we are fasting….so lets feast today" !!!!!

On the whole….a lovely challenge….had fun doing this one !!!!









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16 comments:

Morven said...

I'm glad you dared yourself to do the layers. I must admit I wussed out on the bread challenge. Your use of strawberries for decoration is charming.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your layer cake looks just perfect! Very well done! I love the stawberry decoration...

Cheers,

Rosa

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Very nice! Excellent with the strawberries! I think the 8 inch pan would have done a thicker layer and might be the thing to try with this cake.

Aran said...

Very nice!

L Vanel said...

You did a great job, and now that I see how fabulously yours turned out, I wonder if I should have gone ahead and sliced mine anyway. I was also wondering whether a smaller round might have made a higher cake. Kudos to you!

Jerry said...

The layered cake is amazing! Very lovely!

Namratha said...

That's a pretty cake, the strawberries look gr8 on the white cake.

Lunch Buckets said...

So pretty! Good job :)

Jenny said...

This is making me really crave strawberries. Nice job!

Kelly-Jane said...

You have baked a lovely cake :) Your strawberry decoration is very pretty too!

Aamena said...

hey you've got a pretty cake there! did you get to have any yourself? :P

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Let the traitors drool over what they missed my dear. What a fabulous looking cake. I love the contrast between the strawberries & the white cream. It's GORGEOUS!!!

pixie said...

berries on a cake is always a good idea! yours looks so appetizing...feast on!!!!

bombshellwithin said...

No worries to your traitorous friend, you had 800+ people giving the cake a try as well. Such trouble with rising, we all had to suffer. Your cake looks wonderful with all the berries.

Sheltie Girl said...

Your cake is simply beautiful! Great job.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

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