Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bakesale: Berry Layer Cake



I've really been exploiting my cake decorating skills the past few weeks, what with all these birthdays in the family. Last weekend I made not one but three cakes (one was inedible- damn untested vegan recipes).  This is the best of them, a berry and whipped cream layer cake for my sister-in-law's boyfriend.  This was my first time making a cake for this many people, and my first attempt at "frosting" a cake entirely in whipped cream.  


I got the best tip about making your whipped cream more stabilized in order to frost a cake or pipe decorations.  Yes, you can use gelatin, but gelatin is messy.  Melt one large marshmallow per cup of cream you are whipping, and whip it right in.  I discovered this weekend that my new shmancy microwave has a "melt marshmallow" setting- awesome!

No recipe required here- use your favorite yellow cake, layer with whipped cream and berries, make the top pretty, and voila!!

This is the last week of my blogiversary bake sale!  Please contribute by making something, or by donating here.  Proceeds go to the World Food Program.



Here are some recent Bake Sale entries:

Psychgrad from Equal Opportunity Kitchen made a yummy upside down cake!


Abby from Big East Baker made a chai cake for our cake decorating class.  I had some, it's definitely worth trying!

7 comments:

Julia your sister in law said...

This cake was a work of art!

giz said...

Thanks for the great tip on piping with whipped cream. It would never have even entered my mind. Beautiful cake too - love the berries on top

Jennifer said...

Wow, I'm impressed with the cake. I don't know how to pipe at all! I'm still working on everything tasting good, and am hoping I'll eventually conquer the "looking good" part of it, too.

Ela "need cash" Hobs said...

so sweet love to taste it...

Bellini Valli said...

I have had such hogh hopes for myself. I really hope to finish my dessert this weekend. It promises chocolate and strawberries:D I can see you are a berry fan as well.

Abby said...

look at that cake! looks like someone's been practicing!

beach houses said...

very yummy.. looks simple though in design but what matters most is the taste