Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TWD Berry Surprise Cake



This week I really thought I wouldn't make it ! Anita got sick again and request me at her side all the time so I waited and missed the chance to make the cake for a lunch on Sunday and a dinner on Monday and finally it was five o'clock this afternoon and I went for it !!
The genoise really scared me but I got fine to the egg ribbon....the problems were the flour and the butter puddle !!



I don't own an 8 by 3 springform so I prepared a long strip of parchement paper (luckily I put it between two round layers so it was very easy to pull it out !) and the cake rose just above the metal ring !



Luckily I had an helper to make the box...



..even if she didn't do it for free !



In Italy this cake, called Mimosa, is filled with pinapple pieces and whipped cream, the inner cake is then crumbled and used to decorate so I tried to make a similar decoration (avoiding some cream from my diet !)



I thank Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen who chose the recipe for this week and will post the recipe. To see how the rest of the TWD group coped with this week's recipe, click here .

21 comments:

Karen said...

looks absolutely delicious, love the pineapple. :)

Lucy said...

Ciao Natalia, your cake looks wonderful with the berries encased in the middle. Looks so refreshing!!

pinkstripes said...

Wow! I love the way you decorated the cake, it looks gorgeous!

jillbert said...

Your cake looks lovely!

Lien said...

What a beautiful cake, I want a piece! What a lovely little helper you have, a chef always has to taste the food if it's alright, she did that right!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous cake and a cute little girl!

Cheers,

Rosa

bice2007 said...

bellissima,
alla fine, nonostante il poco tempo e tutti gli incovenienti è venuta benissimo!!!!
Brava.
Baci Cinzia.

Babs said...

eh ma siete state bravissime! complimenti. babs

Rosie said...

This looks absolutely delicious -YUM!

Rosie x

shellyfish said...

What an adorable assistant! The cake looks beautiful, as usual, Natalia!

Peggy said...

Ciao Natalia! thanks for stopping by. Your cake looks fabulous and I love the way you used your extra pieces to decorate. I bet it tasted as good as it looks and I believe you had a nice helper there!!

Cathy said...

You did great, Natalia!! Good thinking to improvise a pan with the parchment. I love how you decorated this (and your little helper is so cute!) I hope everyone in your house is feeling better!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great job on your cake! Thanks for sharing your improvisational technique for a too short pan - what an awesome tip!

kim said...

yum, great idea to reuse the inner cake on the outside! it looks beautiful :)

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Lovely job....looks like you had an eager helper!:)

Jessica said...

I think that the combination of pineapple and berries sounds wonderful and I love the way that you decorated your cake!

Marthe said...

I love the way your cake looks!!

Sara said...

what a beautiful cake! i love the crumbles on top.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wonderful chef's helper!!
I do like the crumbes on the top.

n.o.e said...

You shouldn't have been afraid of this one, Natalia - look at how beautiful it is! I'm so impressed with your improvised 8" pan. You'll be a pro when the blackout cake comes - putting all those crumbs around.'
Nancy

Cakelaw said...

A lovely job Natalia - could use a slice right now.