Sunday, March 30, 2008

Daring Baker's March 08 Challenge

hello...

We had made this cake once before for one of Steven's co-workers, and we considered it a practice run for this month's challenge... we decided to stick to the recipe as written, for the most part, and i made a couple of mistakes...

1- i added too much lemon juice to the frosting and
2- too much raspberry filling between the layers, as opposed to the photos in the book, which show thinner layers...

one different thing we DID do was toast the coconut before covering the cake with it...

anyway... when all was said and done, it actually was quite tasty... When Steven took it to work today, one of his co-workers stated that it lifted her spirits!

Therefore, I consider our work done! And now, the photos...

Daring Bakers March '08 Challenge Daring Bakers March '08 Challenge sliced

13 comments:

kimberleyblue said...

So what if there's too much fruit? Makes it tastier!

Ben said...

It looks really good. I bet the toasted coconut gave it an special taste. Yummy!

Michelle said...

Great Job!

Isn't it great when you can make someone's day with cake! If only more problems could be solved that way...

Megan said...

Beautifull cake. It would lift my spirits if someone brought that cake to me!

Suzana said...

Looks like a wonderful cake inside and out! Great job. :)

Ann said...

I bet it tasted amazing!

Amy J. said...

It's beautiful! How nice of the coworker, too!

Jenny said...

Looks good!

Annarasa said...

Looks yummy!

Apu
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simply said...

I love to see the coulis oozing out. It looks great. Well done.

kimberleyblue said...

Yum, I think too much raspberry in the middle is a good thing!

Your cake looks fantastic.

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a wonderful job on your cake!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Claire said...

Yep...making people happy is one of the joys of baking!