My goodness, so much baking these days! The past Saturday was my boyfriend’s birthday so we celebrated by making a homemade burgers and seeing as I love to bake, I made him a birthday cake. I don’t think it actually turned out as well as I had anticipated because I had to substitute a few ingredients. I worked hard to make the appearance a bit better also.
My inspiration came from here: Strawberry and Creme Angel Cake (click on link for recipe)
So back to a bit of my baking process. First of all, I made my own angel food cake instead of buying store-bought. So the time frame was increased by a little bit. Also, instead of making it strawberries, which I had originally wanted to but raspberries were looking nicer at the groceries that day. This caused it to be a bit more sour. Also, instead of zest and orange juice, I replaced it with vanilla extract.
This cake was supposed to be trying to replicate a cake sold at a grocery store nearby called a Strawberry Sable cake. It had the side covered with sliced almonds, unfortunately I realized that we ran out of sliced almonds so I replaced it with coconut shred.
This time, to decorate I also bought some white decorative icing to decorate. it was the first time so hopefully next time, things will work out better.