Tuesday, 30 June 2009

TWD: Perfect Party Cake


Since my return to SA one week ago, I've been lazing around and basically do nothing all day long. I know that I have to keep baking/ cooking so that I can finish my ingredients before the big move, but I just don't have the mood. I couldn't even concentrate when I read the recipe of perfect party cake and I have to read a few times before I finally get an idea of how to proceed. Two ingredients from the recipe managed to catch my eyes though, and I knew that I have to bake the cake so that I can get rid of the leftover raspberry jam and sweetened coconut in my pantry.

So I managed to bake the cake half-heartedly today. I wanted to start baking in the morning, but instead of doing so, I lied down on sofa and stared at my laptop screen until noon. And then I had to rush through the process in order to catch the afternoon sun for my pictures. Anyway, the cake looks small in the picture because I used two 6-inch cake pans and made only 3/4 portion of the recipe. Well, don't ask me how I came up with 3/4 portion, the calculation of the amount needed for each ingredient almost drove me nuts!

Having said that, I'm really glad that I baked the cake. Other than getting rid of two items as mentioned above, the cake is very yummy, in my opinion! This is the first time I made such a "tall" cake and I couldn't help but admired the cake for quite a while before I cut a slice and prepared the set-up for photo-taking. :-)

If you want to give the recipe a try, head over to Carol's blog! Don't forget to check out the rest of the TWD-ers' versions of perfect party cake from TWD blogroll!

17 Comments:

chocolatechic said...

Oh...your cake looks just so great.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a beauty! I made it once and loved it so much...

Cheers,

Rosa

vibi said...

Uber nice, Piggy! I look velvety soft... no! What am I saying... it looks plushy soft!!! LOL

All you do... belongs in magazines!

Jules Someone said...

That looks just delicious! And I understand the lazy.

TeaLady said...

But it looks delicious.

I posted about scaling back with a table for measurements.

http://teaandscones.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/mini-midi-full/

See if it works.

edith said...

Despite your mood, this cake still looks so pretty. Better start moving around, if not the weight will piled even more when you get to your new place. hahahhaha

Leslie said...

You mean I'm not the only one who lies on the sofa staring at my laptop when I should be doing other things? That makes me feel so much better! :-) Your cake looks so pretty! I'm glad it turned out yummy and helped you clean out the pantry a little.

Food For Tots said...

Looks really great! I can wallop the whole cake in a minute. Slurp!

pinkstripes said...

YOur cake looks wonderful!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks good! clearing out the pantry before a move is so stressful...glad this used up a couple of things!

penny said...

hmmm...looks really soft and yummy.

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Perfect Party Cake looks amazing! I have yet to make a tall cake since my layers did not rise much. I have tall cake envy now... =)

Tracey said...

Yes, staring at the computer screen eats a lot of time over here too :) Your cake looks fantastic! Glad you were able to use up some baking ingredients and that you also enjoyed it!

Elin said...

Hi Piggy,
Once again another great one from you...I would love to try this out some day. Thanks for sharing.

Btw, I tried out your Rosemary & Walnuts Cookies...it was GREAT and i baked it as a gift for the man who wedded me 26 yrs ago :))) Thanks for sharing and I have posted it up and linked u. Looking forward to more sharing from you. Love your blog :))

Bungalow Barbara said...

Lovely cake!

Stardust said...

The cake looks so soft and spongy, no wonder you spent time admiring it. Great job! It must tasted good too, yum...

Don't worry too much about lazing, I'm familiar with those times too. Often, actually. =P

Carol Peterman said...

Your cake looks beautiful and I am so glad you enjoyed it after having to muster up the motivation to make it. I am glad you were able to use up two more pantry items as well. Good luck with your move.