Monday, June 29, 2009

TWD - Perfect Party Cake

I've been diligently baking and photographing, but I've been a bad bad blogger and haven't posted my TWD assignments in a little while. I'll play catch up in a couple of days. In the meantime, this weeks recipe for the Perfect Party Cake was selected by Carol of mix, mix… stir, stir. The recipe can be found on her blog and on pages 250-252 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours."

My co-workers and I have enjoyed this cake twice in the last couple of months. The first time I baked it, it was to celebrate impending nuptials. I made the cake exactly as written and it was fantastic! Everyone loved everything about this cake - the filling, the frosting, the coconut - it was all fantastic. The second time was for a birthday celebration and I turned the cake into cupcakes. I made both regular sized cupcakes and mini cupcakes.


The frosting was thick enough to use in a piping bag and each cupcake was topped with generous swirl of frosting and a sprinkle of coconut. Instead of using raspberry preserves, I simply added a fresh raspberry to each cupcake. The results were divine! This recipe is by far my favorite so far and I'll be using it again and again!

Please visit the rest of the TWD blogs to see what the rest of my fellow bakers did this week!

16 comments:

Steph said...

The cupcakes are really cute!

vibi said...

LOL Mama mini and baby mini! Cute as buttons! (I'd be constently naked if buttons were so appetizing!!! LOL)

Amanda said...

Oh I love the little minis, they are so dainty!!

margot said...

Those look like such elegant little cupcakes. This was one of my very favorites too, you're lucky to have two great excuses to make it in such a short time.

isa said...

Lovely cupcakes! Nicely done!

dharmagirl said...

oh, oh, oh, i love these cupcakes. especially the mini ones. they put a big smile on my face this morning:)

lartdejournalier said...

welcome back! i'm so glad you're back to blogging!

These are beautiful...should be on the cover of a cookbook beautiful.
-karen

pinkstripes said...

I love that you made cupcakes. Gorgeous!

Babette said...

They ARE my cake's cousins...too cute.

lasinthekitchen said...

Wow, your co-workers are soo lucky to have this cake more than once!
Your Perfect Party Cupcakes look really cute especially when the mini-me is seated next to the regular cupcake! Looks soo delicious with the raspberry sitting on top!

Pamela said...

They do look wonderful. That raspberry on top was a really great idea!

Clivia said...

I can't wait to try this recipe as cupcakes. It was so delicious and your cupcakes are adorable!

Carol Peterman said...

What beautiful cupcakes with their cheery raspberry hats. So glad you liked the cake recipe.

Liz said...

I love the idea of these as cupcakes! And I think fresh raspberries sound just about perfect. Beautiful job!

Maria said...

Cute cupcakes!

Bungalow Barbara said...

So darling!