Monday, 20 May 2013

The Pink Cake.


For May's Cake Slice Bakers, we were to make The Pink Cake which is the pretty cake adorning the front of the book we are baking from this year - Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson.

The cake itself is a gorgeous chocolate cake layered with the raspberry buttercream.  It is only the raspberries making the beautiful pink colour.  We served the cake at our friends' house as dessert with cream and raspberries and it went down very well.


I am wondering about trying it with blueberries to make a purply kind of buttercream.

I'm sorry I haven't been baking along so much this year with the Cake Slice Bakers.  I am struggling with time and a lot of the recipes in this book are quite time consuming and more like celebration cakes than the every-day cakes I prefer to make (like those in Cake Keeper Cakes).  I'm not sure I will do next month's cake as it is another big, calorific, celebration cake similar to this one.  I enjoy being in the group but it is probably unfair of me to take a place and not bake consistently. Cake Slice Bakers - let me know if you are happy for me to tag along for the last few months of this book or if you would prefer for me to bow out.


31 comments:

  1. It looks like your cake was a hit, judging from the near empty plate!

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    1. Yes it was. :) Funny how everyone had different shades of pink for the icing!

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  2. I love that your frosting is so pink!! It looks great!

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    1. Should give the strawberries a try too - sounds good.

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  3. What a beautiful cake.
    Have a nice week

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  4. I'm guessing there's none left? Being back at the "blitzing blueberries through yoghurt" phase, I'd forgotton what a weird grey colour blueberry concoctions tend to go after a wee while.., and how they turn everything they touch grey as well!

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    1. Mmmm, yes I had forgotten. Maybe blackberries would be a better bet for a different look.

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  5. YAY, here you are! Thank you for joining us this month! Just stay in touch from time to time, we don't want to see ANYONE leave and we do understand the "happenings of life" ;) It's a pleasure to bake with you!!! :) Great cake, huh? :)

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    1. Yay - thank you Paloma. :)
      Yes, a really great cake.

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  6. This cake was a bit more work, but I thought it was worth it! Yours turned out beautifully, and I bet the blueberry would have been just as pretty!

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    1. Little Macaroon above has reminded me that a blueberry one would probably quickly turn to a dull grey colour. I wonder about blackberries/brambles instead for a deeper colour.

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  7. Your cake looks lovely, good job! I'm new to the group this month, hope you can bake with us when you can :)

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  8. What a beautiful cake! I love raspberries with chocolate. This cake would look perfect upon a summer party table. Let us know how the blueberry version turns out.
    Blissful tidings,
    Sandra

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    1. Yes, it would look great on a summer table, wouldn't it? Thank you.

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  9. Your cake looks lovely, good job! I'm new to the group this month, hope you can bake with us when you can :)

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  10. It looks gorgeous, that cake. Chocolate and raspberries are always a winning combo

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    1. Thank you. I do prefer some fruit to cut through the chocolate in a cake.

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  11. Everyone has difficulty with time. I was'nt able to make this month's cake because of finals, moving out, coming back home, and my sisters graduation. And yes these cakes can be time consuming. It's great that you were able to make this cake and it turned out lovely! I hope you keep baking with us for the rest of the year even if you can only make it a few more times. :)

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  12. So glad you stuck with raspberry for the frosting. The pink with the brown chocolate colour simply lightens up everything :) Definitely a keeper!

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  13. Your cake looks like it was tasty and a big hit at your friend's.

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    Holly

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  14. Your cakes looks perfect! :) Hazel x

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  15. Ahh WOW your cake looks delicious!!!! I love the thickness of the buttercream in each layer contrasted against the dark chocolate nom! x

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  16. I am glad you were able to bake along with us this month. Your cake looks just beautiful.

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  17. Your cake's frosting looks beautiful this month! I agree that lots of these cakes have been heavy, time-consuming ones. Thankfully, so many have been absolutely wonderful! I'm hoping for fruitier and simpler cakes to start winning out, if only because we're heading into summer and it seems so fitting (and lighter!) :)

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  18. Oh that is beautiful - a real girlie cake but without having to resort to food colourings.

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  19. Love your results, awesome! Triple layers!

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