This Strawberry Cake was originally designed for my Frostings and Fillings Zoom class. It illustrated the American Buttercream in the middle and whipped cream as the finish. A combination of my favorite White cake that appeared in From 1 Recipe Comes Multiple Cake Layers and the incomparable Strawberry Buttercream, intensely flavored with powdered freeze dried strawberries, comes this elegant cake fit for any celebration, especially Mother’s Day. Continue reading
This Chocolate Strawberry Ruffle Cake came about when a friend of mine was gathering items to auction off to help someone. She wanted a spectacular, showstopper of a cake cake that would draw a high bid. I was happy to donate the cake. I had made the cake, filled it and frozen it a week earlier. The day came to finish it and the night before she was to pick it up, we lost all power – for 19 hours. I couldn’t open the freezer or fridge until the power came back on. So this Chocolate Strawberry Ruffle Cake never came to fruition for the auction.
This is another example of a cake made from recipes already on the blog. One of the reasons I love baking and pastry is that it is infinitely changeable. The chocolate cake is one of my base cakes that I use over and over in different versions. Continue reading