Monday, April 21, 2008
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
Few things make me happier than the first beautiful spring day in
I had dinner plans with some friends and figured I would have them over for dessert afterwards. The gorgeous weather called for a change of pace from the chocolate and cream-heavy desserts that I feel like I made all winter. I recently found a recipe for strawberry cupcakes and decided I would convert it into a 2-layer cake.
The cake itself was delicious-very moist and full of strawberries (I used nearly 2 1/2 cups in the recipe). However, next time I make this I'll use a different frosting recipe. I hardly ever follow recipes to the letter, preferring to change things a bit and make the recipe "mine." This time I did follow the recipe and was unhappy with the frosting. It was very runny and just kind of slid down the sides of the cake into a puddle (you can see this in the pictures). When the cake was sliced, the top layer wouldn't stay-it kept sliding off the bottom layer onto the plate. No big deal, though-it still tasted great and next time I'll improve the frosting!