Operation Shower Cake: Success

So after much work, the shower cake became assembled and frosted and decorated and eaten, all in one night.  Well, about half got eaten.  There was lots of other food there, so I cut the pieces smaller than usual, which means not as much cake was consumed.  The rest is going to a get together on Sunday, where hopefully it will all disappear.

It is a little sad that such projects cannot last forever, but since this one was built to be eaten, I guess I will get over it.  I was quite pleased with how it came out, and took pictures as I went along, or tried to, anyway.  Neither cake dried out in the freezer, so that must mean I wrapped them well enough, and the curd, though thinner than I wanted, stayed where it was supposed to.  Overall I call this cake a success.  A tasty success.

Crumb coat/half frosted bottom layer:                  Totally frosted bottom layer

Top layer filled (yes, the stick did get cut :D)       Done!  With Hydrangeas on top!

Vanilla bean cake filled with lemon curd:             Chocolate cake filled with raspberry curd:

Here’s a rundown of all the recipes I used to create this calorie stack (just click on the underlined section)                                                                                                                         Vanilla Bean Cake                                                                                                                        Lemon Curd  ( Iused normal lemons, because I couldn’t find Meyer lemons)           Chocolate Butter Cake                                                                                                                        Raspberry Curd                                                                                                                                Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream ( I split and scraped one vanilla pod’s worth of vanilla seeds/beans/whatever into the meringue when I cooked it.  Just to make it more vanilla-y)

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About Kathy

I'm a twenty-something who loves animals, farming, photography and cooking/baking. Luckily enough, photography works really well with the other three subjects, so I carry my camera around practically everywhere. Other than that, my life is pretty uneventful.
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2 Responses to Operation Shower Cake: Success

  1. Mrs. Rambo says:

    Okay, this is AWESOME! Totally craving cake. Can you send me some in the mail??

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