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Tuesdays With Dorie: Berry Surprise Cake January 20, 2009

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This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie was chosen by Mary Ann of  Meet Me in the Kitchen, she chose Dorie’s Berry Surprise Cake located on pages 273-275 in Baking: From My Home to Yours.

For this cake I actually decided to kill two birds with one stone and use it as my cake for my Wilton Course 3 Class.  I ended up baking it in a 8 x 8 x 3 inch square pan.  The first cake didn’t rise enough so I baked a second cake and it rose enough for me to divide into two layers.  I brush each layer with the Chambord syrup and  I piped a buttercream border and then filled it in with the cream cheese filling and fresh raspberries.  I covered the cake in Italian Buttercream because I am boycotting the Wilton Buttercream because it is just not as good 🙂  I took the cake to class, covered it in fondant, decorated, took pictures, and then took the fondant off and decorated it all pretty in buttercream and raspberries.

I think the cake tasted great.  I am glad I didn’t add anymore sugar to the filling then the recipe called for because the buttercream made up for the sweetness.  The cake was awesome.  The only thing I would change is that I would have divided the top layer of cake into two layers to make it a four layer cake.  I think the top layer was just a little too thick.  It was actually the first cake that I baked that didn’t bake up high enough.

After

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7 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Berry Surprise Cake”

  1. dorie Says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And so efficient of you to make the cake do double service 🙂

  2. Karen Says:

    Wow! That is one beautiful cake! Great job!

  3. pinkstripes Says:

    Gorgeous cake. Your decoration is outstanding!

  4. Jules Says:

    How lovely! Nice that you could do double duty with it.

  5. Ivette Says:

    Your cake looks really nice and yummy!

  6. Rhiani Says:

    Wow – that came out beautiful. Fantastic work!

  7. juju73 Says:

    OH.MY.GOSH!

    You did a stunning job….you should get an award..seriously, some sort of prize or ribbon or something. YOU DID A FABULOUS JOB!


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