For this month’s Baking Partner’s challenge, Divya Ashok of DD’s Bake shop suggested we try strawberry cake. Divya decorates cakes and you need to visit her site to look at her beautiful creations. For this challenge, we need to make the cake and do some basic decorations. As we don’t get strawberry at this time, I opted to make the cake with strawberry preserve. Every time I visit Nilgiris, I am tempted to buy a jar of the preserves, but looking at the price, I just move away. But this time, I gathered my courage and bought a small jar of strawberry jam which costed so much. But still I wanted to make this cake because I was skipping too many challenges in the past two months. Let me come back with this challenge. I made a two layer 7″ cake and filled it with strawberry buttercream and frosted with vanilla buttercream. And I also made a simple decoration with the strawberry buttercream and some silver edible balls.
The cake turned out a bit sweeter and even for me who has a sweet tooth it was sweeter. So I have reduced the sugar in the recipe. The jam gave a nice flavour to the cake and it turned out so moist and soft. We just had two slices and I gave the remaining cake to my house help. She shared it with her friends and kids in her neighbourhood. For The buttercream, I used less icing sugar and the icing just melted in the mouth. It was so creamy. Please do not mind the decoration part as I didn’t want to spend too much time for decorations.
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