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Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's my party, and I'll bake if I want to

Okay, so I didn't have a party with the cake I baked but there was a get-together. Okay, so I wasn't at the get-together either, I was infact at work. Oh surprise, surprise! I gave the cake to my husband and told him specifically "PLEASE, take it away. Give it to your friends. Otherwise I will sit here and eat it all." Truth be told, I definitely would of.



On friday, I was just going to bake the cake off, and then frost it on Easter Sunday as our dessert but once the cake was baked, it seemed pointless to stick it in the freezer till Sunday. I was already half way there, I might as well finish it off. My version of the cake was an addition of poppyseeds and pomegranite juice. I tasted the pomegranite juice before adding it to the cake batter. Emm...not very tasty. More so, it dried my mouth out. ICK! It didn't add much flavor to the cake batter itself, so I thought:
POMEGRANITE SIMPLE SYRUP! Oh boy was it better when the cake was soaked with the pomegranite syrup.
Instead of a round cake, I decided on making a sheet cake. We always make 9-in cakes at school and it was just getting a little boring to say the least.


Starting the buttercream process above with the sugar and below with the melted chocolate. Go, go power mixer!
*drum roll please.......* I smothered the bottom layer with buttercream also. Brandon doesn't like fruit fillings/spreads etc so I just used the chocolate buttercream between the layers too. I had so much of it, why put it to waste.
One dumb thing I did was use the whisk to beat the buttercream. Please, don't ask me why. I should've known better. It didn't make the buttercream creamy but had little teeny butter chunks in it. Gross!

None the less, it turned out pretty I think. The pomegranite was overpowered by the chocolate buttercream, so perhaps next time I will stick to a lighter frosting, perhaps even fondant.



And so, this brings me to the recipe for Dories Perfect Party Cake hosted by Morven.


23 comments:

~Amber~ said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I love the chocolate buttercream idea. Congratulations on yet another successful challenge.

Madeleine said...

Mmmm chocolate!!! great idea!!!!!

www.madeleinecocina.com

Jerry said...

Love the chocolate buttercream! Lovely job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your cake looks delicious! I like that idea... Very well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

L Vanel said...

Looks delicious!

kitten said...

i love the idea of soaking your cake with pomegranate simple syrup, how delicious, even if it overpowered the chocolate - what a good combo.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wow what a cool idea to use the pomegranate simple syrup!
I always find it best to taste and they find some hungry other to feed;))

Into My Kitchen said...

Promegranate juice...hmmm..that's something different. You think maybe a pomegranate jelly filling in the middle and the chocolate on top would work? It looks good and yummy from here!

Joy said...

Mmmmmm chocolate - I would have eaten it all as well!

Nan said...

Poppyseeds, pomegranate, and chocolate...yow! Your cake looks like fun...congratulations on the challenge!

jasmine said...

Ooh...I like the pomegranate...nicely done.

j

Katy said...

YUM! That looks awesome!

Faery said...

oh that cake looks sooo yummy and pretty. I cut the cake in four equal parts and gave tree of them to my neighbors only one for us, I am on a diet :(

leafy bombshell said...

It looks so rich and delicious. Sometimes we need to save our waistlines and send the cakes away. In my case, I left the cake behind and went far, far away from it.

Christina said...

You definitely added your own touch by using a pomegranate simple syrup. Bummer it was overpowered, but an interesting concept that I'm going to remember for the future.

I like the look of a layered sheet cake!

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Morven said...

Pomegranate and poppyseed - I just can't get my head around how creative everyone has been. Wow! Well done on your challenge

coco said...

Pomegranate! thats a wonderful idea... nice cake!

Jenny said...

Wait... was the chocolate on the same cake as the pomegranate? I just can't wrap my head around that combo! Looks like you learned a lot, great job.

creampuff said...

Nice job on the cake!

Lunch Buckets said...

eat it all? You say that like it's a bad thing!

Big Boys Oven said...

wow a great job!

Emiline said...

Your cake looks pretty sweet.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great job on this. I also did a sheet cake. Poppy seeds sounds like an interesting addition and I love the sound of chocolate buttercream! Yum!