Tuesday, 20 January 2009

TWD:Berry Surprise Cake

Berry Surprise Cake

Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen chose Berry Surprise Cake. I choose it because I'm entertaining ideas of making my own wedding cake and since that means some practice with chocolate cake it nixed making next weeks chocoalte gingerbread which was really really enticing.

A lot of people had troubles with the batter as Genoise cake is basically some sort of play on whole egg meraingue. and trust me i was pretty nervious about the whole folding thing as i seem to always whip up some great stuff then mess it up with my bad folding skills!

The only thing i can think might make a difference is fresh eggs. Since we have our own hens the eggs are rarely older than 7 days maximum (depending on how many omlets we've been eating!)

I made this in a 9" springform as I didn't have the 8" required. As you can see it still baked up pretty tall. I was lucky as well in that the top sliced off nicely so all I had to do was put it back together and ice!

While not the prettiest thing when cut it was a lovely cake (perhaps better suited to summer/spring as at this time of year i used thawed frozen berries which i was not about to try and display on top of the cake!)

Be sure to check out the rest of the TWD bakers efforts and if you're looking for nice cake reminescent of strawberry shortcake and oh so light try this one!


chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous looking cake.

I had to make mine a parfait.

Pamela said...

Looks great! Making your own wedding cake, huh? Good luck!! Much success.

Anonymous said...

looks really great cut. yeah definitely agree on the better suited for spring/summer. my local store doesn't even carry raspberries right now.

ecrunner said...

WOW!! You are making your own wedding cake??!! That is sooooo great because they are ridiculously overpriced! I just got married so I KNOW!! Anyway, great job on this cake! Your pictures look absolutely scrumptious!! Can I come to your wedding for the cake? HAHAHA

Barbara said...

Lovely! I agree, this would be best of all in summertime. But good frozen berries were delicious, too! I'm envious of your wonderful genoise.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Looks beautiful!!!!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks delicious and I love your cake plate! Very pretty!