So, even a lazy half-hearted blog can influence the way my family reacts to my baking. I made the Dressy Loaf Cake on Saturday night (pre-father’s day since we were going to be gone on Father’s Day. That is a disappointing story maybe best saved for another time). I asked Will what he thought and this was his response, “I liked the cake but had some issues with the frosting.” Issues? Who says that? More specifically, what 8 yr old boy says that? I’ll tell you…an 8 yr old boy who can’t just eat his cake in peace because his mother must have reviews to report. That’s who.
I do, however, have to agree with his “issues.” The cake was good; loved the jam in middle (some Cherry, Pomegranate, Kiwi blend from Costco). The frosting was a little too tangy for me. I think I would substitute a fudgy frosting next time.
PS did you see the cake plate up top? Sorry, even though I made this cake within about a hare’s breath of the longest day of the year, I still managed to finish it in the dark. You’ll have to settle for the mangled version. Anyhoo, the cake plate! It is my fifth attempt at owning one. My dear dad purchased it for me for $2 at a church garage sale. Will it last long enough for me to get his money’s worth? Jury is still out on that one.
Bottom Line: good cake; meh frosting. The full recipe is at Amy Ruth Bakes.
Next week: rum drenched vanilla cakes. We have a family reunion coming up this weekend. Vanilla cakes are definitely in the wait and see how exhausted I am category.