Sunday, 30 March 2008

Daring Baker March 2008 - Perfect Party Cake

Tall and Proud.

A sea of coconut...


This month I’m back as a Daring Baker, with a tall, fluffy, creamy, fruity, delicious cake from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours.

Mmmm.

This is the first four layer cake I’ve made, so far one and two layers reigning supreme. It was a fun cake to make, and a beauty to look at – I even managed to leave it as is, not a sugar flower or sprinkle to be seen! Cakes, raspberry jam, icing, coconut, done! I’m going to keep the text of this post to a minimum, as I know so many of us like to see what everyone else has done.
Yum, and it'd be really good with fresh raspberries too I think.


Thanks to Morven of Food Art and Random Thoughts for choosing this months enjoyable challenge and click Daring Bakers to see more cakes. For any UKers, like me, I used plain flour for the cake flour in the recipe.







A bite?


Pretty cake, and see all my markers sticking out of Baking!

60 comments:

Morven said...

Your cake turned out well. Thanks for supporthing this month's challenge.

Anne said...

Beautiful, great job! :)

dailydelicious said...

Your cake looks so great, it's so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would definitely love to have a bite !!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. Fabulous job.

George xx

PS I would love a bite.

Dharm said...

Well done on the challenge! Your cake looks just great!

KJ said...

What a great job. Your cake looks lovely.

Meeta K. Wolff said...

an awesome looking cake. Love the white sea of coconut!

Anne said...

The cake is simply beautiful! Well done :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I love all of the markers in your book - so many of mine look like that!!

Anonymous said...

Your cake sooks so good , Kelly-Jane,this is one I must try. How did the plain flour behave? I have tried making some cakes out of rose Levy Berenbaum's Cake Bible and they did not come out perfectly using our flour but there is now a way to change the flour using the microwave to make it more like US cake flour did you know about this method ? You can find out all about it on Kate's blog, A Merrier World, it is very interesting and it works too! Jeannette.

L Vanel said...

You really did a wonderful job on this cake. It looks delicious.

Jerry said...

Your cake is beautiful!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Tou rose to the challenge Kelly Jane. I would love to have a piece...can you FedEX it please:D

breadchick said...

You cake is a mountain of coconut yumminess!

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

Our cakes look related... it was almost as if we used the same recipe or something (giggle) :-)

Great blog! Adding it to my reading list! :-)

Karen Baking Soda said...

Your cake looks great, towering coconutty elegance!

Rosie said...

A great looking cake, you've done a beautiful job well done!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! great job ;)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Absolutely stunning cake! Well done.

Peabody said...

It turned out fabulous!

Unknown said...

That is quite a lovely cake! Great job.

Brilynn said...

It looks like it's straight out of the book, well done!

Kajal@aapplemint said...

a bite ..... hell no , i'll take a whole, big , fat slice please !!! :D

Cynthia said...

How deliciously yummy!

~Amber~ said...

Your cake is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on a successful challenge.

Lesley said...

GREAT job, your cake looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Looks absolutely delicious - yet another cake I HAVE to try from Dorie.

PAT A BAKE said...

Your cake looks awesome..I wanna bite..any remaining ? Well done

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your cake looks marvelous! Very well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

Renee said...

Your cake is so tall and lovely. Great job this month!

Colette said...

Gorgeous cake!! I love how the coconut looks on outside.

Andrea said...

That looks wonderful! Great job on the challenge!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Lovely -- reminds me of something called snowballs that we used to eat when we were kids!

Pat said...

Kelly-Jane this cake looks gorgeous and really yummy!!!! I just love coconut!!!!

Cheryl said...

I love the way you wrote this blog and that gorgeous cake to go with it.

Sandy said...

That is one stunning cake! Yum!

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. You have a tall and amazing cake too! Well done!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

So glad you're back. Your cake turned out beautifully, soft, snowy, fluffy. Kudos!

Shelby said...

I would love to take a bite!

Jenny said...

Looks good!

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Helene said...

Just plain, smashing, downright fantabulastic KJ! I love how perfectly perfect it all turned out for you! Yippee!

Elle said...

Super pretty cake! Yours looks so wonderful and light and even layered. I like that you didn't foof it up...just kept to the recipe. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous your cake came out so tall. Great job!

Maggie said...

Mmm. Wonderful. The cake looks stunning on the beautiful plate.

Unknown said...

Your layers are perfection! I'm amazed you found time to bake!

Maria♥ said...

What a beautiful cake!

Maria
x

Mara said...

This cake looks definitely something worth trying. Well done, Kelly-Jane!

vonsachsen said...

Yes, thank you :) Can I have that bite?
Your cake looks gorgeous! I usually love your flowers and sprinkles, but sometimes less is more...this cake lokks elegant as it is! Well done, K-J:)

vs
xx

Rhyleysgranny said...

Wow what else can I say except I like the plate the cake is on too.

xxx

creampuff said...

It looks like a pretty coconut cloud!

Susan said...

Looks like a very yummy polar bear! I love this cake, Kelly-Jane. Raspberry and coconut are an all-time classic combo.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I could be happy eating just all of that deliciously fragrant, flaky coconut. Yum!

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Kelly-Jane said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments on this fun challenge!

KJxx

violets said...

Oh my goodness that is some cake, its is really stunning.


Vi xx

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

Hi kelly Jane!
Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. This cake is gorgeous! This was my first daring Bakers challenge and I had so much fun! I can't wait to see what you do with the next one!

Anna's kitchen table said...

WOW! KJ, that is one fantastic cake - you are such an inspiration!
xx

Thinking About Food said...

What an absolutely stunnning cake Kelly- well done!