A friend of mine had her bridal shower this weekend. Another friend organized and hosted it, so I offered to make the cake.
Cake baking is in my genes, it seems.
Being as this was a grown-up party and an all girls party, I wanted to make a special fancy schmancy cake. I whipped out my copy of “Death by Chocolate Cakes” by a genius Frenchman, Marcel Desaulniers (oui! oui!).
The perfect cake and I locked eyes and I knew. Love at first bite.
The Strawberry Teardrop Cake took me two days to make (I’m a bit over-scheduled) and actually called for true buttercream frosting. I have never known of such a delicate, smooth, not over-powering taste of chocolate goodiness in my whole life! Instead of the confectioners sugar, and milk, etc. for the typical buttercream I make for my niece’s and nephew’s birthday cakes, this called for (you guessed it!) butter and cream, and a little sugar, and chocolate.
It’s heaven, I tell you.
Hands down, this is my favorite cake to make… and devour (don’t I wish!).
prep work – the different shades of white in the dry mix always amuse me.
someone was *really* ready for bed, but stayed up with me the whole time.
slicing and making the frosting – we were “oo”-ing and “ah”-ing over the butter color.
(l) clumsy cook
(r) Lion’s face hidden in butter