It's that time again where The Cake Slice bakers are baking up layers and layers of cake from Sky High:Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alsia Huntsman and Peter Wynne.
I wanted to rename this post ...the cake that should had never been baked!
The cake itself was a breeze to put together. It baked up beautifully. The batter was splendid. The couple of crumbs of cake I snagged were heavenly. Next, I had to make candied pecans.
I managed to make them without the need of burn lotions or a fire extinguisher. Super awesome!
Then I had to make a white chocolate ganache. The first time it "curdled" and no matter how long I whipped it never came together. Attempt number two, yielded a whipped cream with shards of white chocolate mixed in. This is where I started to lose my mojo.
For the third attempt, I decided to heat all the cream and then pour it over the chocolate. I whisked the ganache until it was smooth and glossy. When the ganache cooled I whipped it up. And it came together like a dream. Oh, wait I forgot to add vanilla! I hurry over to the cabinet and grab caramel extract! DOH!
Hence the beige icing. I dip a spoon into the ganache and surprisingly it's quite delish. So, I go about icing my cake and adding decorative pecans on top. I look at my little cake and say "...awe your cute!".
I immediately call my friend Izzie and ask her if she and her husband would like to have coffee and dessert with me. She says yes! I turn around and assemble the cake box I bought earlier in the week. I then grab the cake and proceed to walk it over to the box when I hear ...splat!
That was my mojo saying "...peace out Gigi! And by the way, your cake is on the floor." Yes, the cake fell to its death on the floor ...face down.
If you would like to know what all components of this cake tasted like together then head on over to The Cake Slice. Where you'll find dozens and dozens of beautifully baked up triple layer cakes.
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