We’re having a triple wedding shower at church tomorrow night. Yes, triple. The three brides are all not extremely well known by most of the congregation, so to make it a little easier on the brides, we decided to do a joint shower. That way no one bride is the centre of attention with several dozen people that she doesn’t know very well. My mom and I are in charge of the evening’s activities so I volunteered to bake a cake. Not just any cake, though. A two tier cake. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I am crossing my fingers that it will turn out like it looks in my head.
The layers are all baked and wrapped in plastic wrap in the freezer. Last night I took them out to level and square them. I had baked the vanilla layer in eight inch squares and after stacking them, decided I liked six inch better, so I had to cut them down. This of course means that I have a ziploc bag of cake cuttings. Yum. The top tier will be a vanilla bean with lemon curd filling, and the bottom is a chocolate cake with a raspberry curd fillings. I was hoping the curds would both be a bit thicker once they cooled (the raspberry is slowly running off the spoon in that picture), but I think it should still work. Next project: the frosting!