Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TWD- Perfect Party Cake




(Photos updated July 2009)
Dorie's Perfect Party Cake. It is what it says.
I made this for my brother's birthday last summer
Last year I made it with blueberry preserves and added a layer of fresh bluberries and sweetened whipped cream in the middle.
I made it for Father's Day last weekend, but I can't download any of my pictures yet, since my computer is not set up. I will update this post with pictures in a couple weeks when I am able to get my pictures downloaded.
This week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Perfect Party Cake, was chosen by Carol of mix, mix, stir, stir,.
It was also done by the Daring Bakers last year in March, so you have probably seen some version of it. You can find the recipe on Carol's blog, from the post I did last year, or on just about any other food blog out there. I promise.
I made it again because my sister-in-law wanted a white cake with raspberry filling for our Father's Day dessert.
The cake is flawless. I haven't had trouble with it and I always use buttermilk, which goes well with the lemon flavor.
This time I used a different frosting because the original frosting is too loaded with butter for me and last summer when I made it, none of us really cared for the frosting.
This time around, I used this basic Vanilla Buttercream from Southern Living. I also made up my own raspberry filling and everyone really loved the results. Go check out the TWD Blogroll to see the other party cakes!



Coming Soon- An Olive Garden pasta recipe

24 comments:

Leslie said...

Beautiful, Mary Ann! I thought the frosting was very buttery, too, in fact it was hard to get it to stick to the cake! Now I'm officially suffering from PPCE (Perfect Party Cake Envy!)

Steph said...

It looks really beautiful! I like the raspberry.

Marie said...

Your cake looks delicious Mary Ann!

Cynthia said...

Really excellent cake.

Isabelle said...

ton frère a été gâté avec un si beau gâteau ! bravo :)

finsmom said...

Really beautiful - and I bet it was tasty too!

Kim said...

Mmmm...blueberries. I bet that was delicious. It looks beautiful and I'm sure the one you made for Father's Day looked great too.

sara said...

so pretty, as usual. The blueberries were a great idea.

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

doughmesstic said...

Stunning! You did a beautiful job!

Jennifer said...

Mm.. that looks good. My grocery store was out of buttermilk so I had to use the sour milk version. Darn. I love the way buttermilk tastes in baked goods. Sour milk is okay, but not quite the same.

Amanda said...

That looks completely amazing. I didn't use the coconut on mine, but man it gives a good presentation!

Maria said...

Looks perfect to me!

pinkstripes said...

Last year's cake is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you did this year.

Risa said...

Your cake looks beautiful. I love the berries.

Tracey said...

Your cake is amazing!! I love the idea of using blueberry preserves and fresh blueberries with whipped cream. Yum!

Michele said...

Your cake is lovely!

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Your cake is beautiful. I love that you did a layer with fresh blueberries. I did raspberry jam. Tasty, but mine didn't turn out as pretty as your's. ;-)

Eliana said...

This looks awesome. I especially like the berries inside. YUM!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

this cake is definitely worthy of making a second time--delish!

lasinthekitchen said...

I think your Perfect Party Cake looks absolutely delicious! I love the blueberry filling! I can't wait to see what your raspberry cake looks like. How did you make your own raspberry filling?

Pamela said...

I completely agree...the cake is flawless!! So good no matter what you pair with it! Can't wait to see the new pics!

Clivia said...

Really lovely. The coconut looks so light and inviting. I can't wait to see the new photos!

nick said...

This is really a beautiful looking cake!