First, the Cake of the Month for May was a choice. The Cake Slice Bakers selected 4 cakes from the book we're currently using and then we got to choose which one we wanted to bake. I went with the Strawberry Gateau because it sounded light, refreshing, and summery. And it was!
Please excuse my pictures. On the day I made the cake, it was pouring rain outside and there was no natural light to be had. However, I was pleased with how the cake came out. Mostly. I had never made a gateau before, so the process was interesting. I'm kind of hoping mine didn't come out right though because I thought the cake part was kind of dry and tough. I also didn't like the Grand Marnier in the sugar syrup and whipped cream (although I subbed Triple Sec because I already had that). I wish I had left the liqueur out and added more powdered sugar to the whipped cream. I didn't think it was sweet enough.
|From the side.|
This cake was a very good Memorial Day dessert, but I think I could have gotten the same (or better) results from a much simpler cake.
Here's some exciting news (and possibly more proof that I'm crazy): I started an Instagram account for my dog! Follow him and his handsome adorableness @henrythepit!
|Henry choosing between a celebratory hot dog or hamburger. In reality he only got bites of both.|
|Fun at the pool with friends.|
|College/grad school friend, Amie, came into town and we went to La Carafe.|
|Ashley at La Carafe - was a nice night for the balcony.|
Hope everyone had a Happy Memorial Day weekend!