Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I truly apologize for being a day late. Jason and I were up talking about his new unit and the night just got away from me. The unit is going to bring some changes to our plans for the year, but that is a different post all together.
Tuesday's with Dorie! I really enjoyed this one - Berry Surprise Cake! It had its challenges; making sure the eggs don't deflate in the cake batter, sweetening up the filling, finding raspberries in January, and not decorating them too soon so the whipped cream doesn't melt!

But I love, love, love this cake. It is delicate and delicious. The filling (I added a little extra sugar and some meyer lemon zet) was creamy and decadent like a cheesecake, the berries provided a yummy freshness (I used blueberries), and you can never go wrong with whipped cream!! I baked a full recipe divided into four 4" springform pans so that everyone had their own little cake (also haven't unpacked my big one!). It wasn't too hard to carve out a little hole for the filling, but I chose to not cut off the top and then dig out the cake. I did it like I would fill a cupcake - carve out a cone, cut off the bottom and then put the thin top back on. I then PILED in the filling (and still have some left over!) and then topped the filling with many blueberries, and the top of the cake. Some of the filling oozed out, so I covered it up with the whipped cream.
I also really liked the look of the cake itself so I just "frosted" the top and let it kind of hang over the sides. I think it looks pretty delish! We also chose to put on some strawberries for the red, white and blue effect to celebrate such an amazing day! Congrats OBAMA!!

Be sure to check out the TWD blog roll HERE! And see how everyone else fared with this delish cake. Thanks to Mary Ann of Meet me in the Kitchen for choosing this yummy creation. And one last thanks for understanding the lateness of this post. I really wanted to get it out last night!

Jakob enjoying his cake!!
Take care,
Love Big, Bake Often!


steph- whisk/spoon said...

it does look delish, and perfectly decorated for innaguration day!

ANgie B said...

what creativity flows through your mind and fingers as you bake all these treats!! i am amazed at your creations. CAn you adopt me ?? haha i cant wait for the valentines day party!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

You did a beautiful job!

CB said...

Love the idea of baking them in mini springforms. Your boy is too cute in that last picture! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Tania said...

Thank you everyone for the kind comments! They were soooo yummy! Even better a day or two later!