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Tuesdays With Dorie: French Strawberry Cake June 19, 2012


This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie is being hosted by Sophia of Sophia’s Sweets and Allison of Sleep Love Think Dine. They were magically chosen to provide deep insight into the French Strawberry Cake, which is located on page 273 in Baking With Julia.

I decided to make this cake for Emma’s 1st Birthday which was last week. Only the adults got to eat this cake because I have not attempted to see if Emma is allergic to strawberries yet. For her birthday Emma got to eat a yummy carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing. We celebrated her birthday twice, once on her birthday which was a Wednesday (with most of my family) and the other on Saturday because her Uncle John came to see her. The first go around with the cupcake was Emma trying to figure out what was going on and her feeding me the cupcake. The second go around she literally palmed the cupcake and tried to take a bite out of it.

Another reason I decided to make this cake for her birthday is that I wanted to practice icing a cake because I am making my brother-in-laws wedding cake in October. So I actually made Vanilla Italian Buttercream for the icing. I think I actually did a pretty good job icing the cake this time. I decorated it with one of the hydrangea flowers from our garden. The cake turned out great and everyone enjoyed it. It was the perfect strawberry shortcake in actual cake form.



11 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: French Strawberry Cake”

  1. Geraldine Says:

    It looks so pretty!

  2. judy Says:

    That is a gorgeous cake and what a lucky little girl; she’s going to have the best birthday cakes. My cake was somewhat more, erm, rustic looking.

  3. Very beautiful!!! You did such a lovely job!

  4. So pretty! And Happy Birthday to Miss Emma – precious! 🙂

  5. Your cake looks gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the frosting. And happy birthday to your little girl!

  6. Marlise Says:

    With what I see, you are definitely ready to ice that wedding cake. Your’s looks picture perfect…,like something you would see in a magazine. Great job!

  7. Cher Says:

    Gorgeous cake & what a sweet little lady!

  8. Your cake is beautiful! I would have liked the cake much better with a traditional frosting…not too big of a fan of whipped cream. 🙂

  9. Cathleen Says:

    When I first saw the photo I thought Wow, looks like a wedding cake! You will certainly make your brother proud. Beautiful.

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