Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Red, White and Blue... And pretty darn tasty!

My Staycation is off to a fantastic start!  On Friday, I walked around town and had lunch at Eataly with my excellent friend, Magenta.I also bought myself some new cake pans. Saturday it was off to the races with Phin and a group of friends, where I won $12 on a horse named Boom Town Sally!  And on Sunday and Monday we barbecued with my family and then Phin's. Here's the cake I made for Phin's family bbq using my new cake pans... a towering patriotic strawberry shortcake...

Three layers of strawberry vanilla goodness!

This cake was so much fun to make because I just didn't know how it would work out. I used 3 different size cake pans (7", 5" and 3"). Things got a bit dicey when the whole thing started to imitate the Leaning Tower of Piza, but Phin came to the rescue with a shish kebab skewer. I speared the thing down the middle. Once it set up in the fridge, it was fine.

Here's a slide show of the construction and destruction of the cake!


Hope you had a great weekend, too!

4 comments:

Lindsay T said...

I walked into Eataly for the first time last week and I was like, I gotta come back here and pig out! Nice cake.

Peter said...

Wow, I'm very impressed. Looks delicious!

Mar-Mar said...

What dit you use for a recipe for your cake? And frosting?
It looks awesome. Mmm...

Clio said...

It was delicious! Thanks!

Mar - KAF Elegant white cake with one of their buttercreams... will email you the deets. The cake in particular was delicious!