Monday, July 30, 2007

Mirror Mirror on the Cake??

I was very honored to be asked to participate with the Daring Bakers! Not only because I find all of the Bakers incredibly talented; I was also looking forward to the challenge! My first was definitely a challenge. We were asked to make a Strawberry Mirror Cake. Honestly, I have never attempted something as difficult since I was about 15 and I tried to make Floating Islands. While my Mirror Cake did not come out the prettiest, hence, why I wrapped a brown ribbon around it, it did taste wonderful and the smell of fresh baked cake and very fresh strawberries made our home smell wonderful all weekend!

23 comments:

Deborah said...

I agree, the smell was wonderful! What a great idea to wrap it in ribbon!

Lis said...

Awww I'm so glad you had a good experience - glad you're with us!

Way to go - I think your lil cake is just adorable!

xoxo

breadchick said...

I'm so glad you were able to complete your first challenge. Lovely job!

Andrea said...

Very pretty with the ribbon wrapped around it! I agree, the cake smelled so nice when it was baking.

Anita said...

Wonderful job! I agree, the kitchen smelled wonderful after I finished baking!

veron said...

you're cake looks delicious. Yes, the aroma in the kitchen itself was worth staying in the kitchen to make the cake.

Peabody said...

The ribbon was an excellent idea.
Well done.

Hilda said...

The ribbon is a great idea, so classy looking, and I especially loved the smell of the vanilla sponge cake in the kitchen. Congratulations on your baking feat!

Ivonne said...

Love the ribbon! Well done!

Anne said...

The cake is beautiful...well done on your first DB challenge :)

Erin said...

Such a beautiful contrast between the cake and the bavarian cream! Love the ribbon idea too.

Chris said...

Congrats on completing your first challenge! Great job!

Tartelette said...

Nice ribbon touch! Congrats on making it!

Culinarily Curious said...

Welcome, and congratulations. The ribbon makes a very pretty presentation.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Looks very beautiful!

sunita said...

Congrats on completing your first db challenge :)

Cheryl said...

I think that it looks fantastic. Your mirror layer is wonderful.

Heather said...

I have to agree, the aroma made the experience a pleasant one.

Elle said...

Glad you are a Daring Baker! Your cake is lovely...nice mirror!

Inne said...

Such cute little cakes. The ribbon looks like a chocolate collar.

Quellia said...

Your cake looks great! And personally, I thought the brown ribbon looked like chocolate and was cursing myself for not thinking of putting a chocolate strip around my cake! :-)

Kelly-Jane said...

Your mirror cake is lovely, well done :)

Amy said...

My mirror wasn't very pretty but it's the taste that counts! Great job!