Sunday, June 13, 2010

Birthday Cake!


I wanted to make a special cake for my friend for her birthday.  I looked through tons of recipes.  I finally chose this Berry Torte because fresh berries are in season and it looked like a 4th of July cake.  I know it isn't the 4th yet, but it will be soon.

You make the cake in two layers and then cut the layers in half making four thin layers.  My top layer fell apart because it stuck to the cooling rack.  I just stuck it on with the frosting and went with it.  The raspberries my husband bought for me to use were moldy.  I couldn't even salvage one berry.  That should have been my first two hints.

I did not love this cake.  The frosting was too sweet.  I should have made a cake from scratch.  This was a white cake mix.  The frosting is canned fluffy white frosting mixed with cool whip.  Then you put berries on top and cover with a strawberry jam glaze.   

I won't be making this again.

2 comments:

AppleC said...

It's the thought that counts.

You can use a box mix but instead of using water, add milk or cream. Also, add 1 tsp of vanilla.

For the frosting, Wilton has good frostings that you get from craft stores OR... to make your own:
Beat 1 cup butter with 2 TBS Dream whip + pinch salt for 2 minutes. Add 2 TBS vanilla and beat 2 minutes. Add 2 lb bag of confectioners sugar, alternating between the sugar and 1/3 to 2/3 cup water, depending on consistency and beat that for 2 minutes.
The frosting is a bit sweet but it all works. :)

Cakelaw said...

Don'tcha hate that when you invest the time on a dud recipe - and those lovely raspberries being moldy is just too much. I am with you - this recipe doesn't soind like a keeper.