Monday, March 31, 2008

Perfect Party Cake

The Daring Bakers’ Challenge this month was to make a 4 layer party cake from Baking from My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan. The cake and frosting had a hint of lemon in them. Thanks, Morven, for suggesting this challenge! I loved it!

The cake was light and lightly sweet on its own. But when I added the raspberry filling and buttercream frosting between the layers, it became heavenly!

The buttercream was a Swiss meringue buttercream, made by beating the sugar and egg whites over simmering water, and then adding the butter and flavors. The process was new to me, but it turned out great! I’ll definitely make this frosting again!

To finish it, I covered it with coconut. It was pretty and tasty at the same time. You don’t get much better than that!