Friday, March 20, 2009

Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake

Did you know that March 28th is National Lemon Day? This would be the perfect cake to celebrate the day with. The Cake Slice bakers voted to bake Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake from Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman And Peter Wynne.

I cannot believe how easy this cake came together. The curd? Easy peasy. The cake? One, Two, three ...done. The whipped cream icing? Piece of cake.

The only modification I made to the recipe was to add a little agar-agar to the whipped cream. I don't know about you, but I am a slow at frosting cakes. The agar-agar would be the equivalent of adding a little gelatin the whipped cream. This is just my way of insuring that the whipped cream doesn't melt or slide off the cake before I can snap a photo.

If you would like to see more lemonicious cakes then visit The Cake Slice Bakers here.

Awe, ...I didn't know you guys loved ballerinas as much as I do. This is where I bought them ...here.


Print Recipe: Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake
One Year Ago: Apple Raisin Muffins

60 comments:

Katie said...

Your cake looks wonderfully tall Gigi. I love the little ballerinas around the top, they make it look so dainty.

Moogie said...

Your cake is my favorite so far. It just looks lush and yummy.

Julie B said...

Absolutely stunning! OK, since I am now baking all of these cakes I need to learn how to decorate and photograph them as well!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

And of course! Yours is the prettiest of them all! ;P

Jacque said...

OH my gosh, how pretty!

Nice job :)

Talita said...

How beautiful are high cakes like these! Sounds yummy!

Teanna said...

GIGI!!!! That cake is amazing!!!! It reminds me of the music box I had as a little girl, that when I opened it the little dancer in the tutu would pop up and spin around to a charming little song... and then I'd keep opening and closing it trying to figure out how it folded in on itself! Haha! Great cake!!!

Linda said...

What a fun and beautiful looking cake Gigi! Thanks for the agar-agar hint. I've tried using gelatin in the past, but with mixed results...I'll definitely try this next time.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

it is so cute--i am a sucker for twirling ballerinas! good tip about stablizing the whipped cream...it always gets overworked while frosting. PS: i got my pastel sprinkles at target right around easter a couple years ago...they are made by wilton.

Elyse said...

Awww, I love how you've decorated the cake, and it looks totally delicious. The perfect ode to National Lemon Day. Good trick with the agar-agar. Mmm, wish I had a slice!

Mara said...

OMG gigi that looks wonderful!!! I have been on a baking hiatus since Dec due to moving and being sick for a full month... but I want to get back on it, I might try to do this one this wkd even though it's a little late. Lemon anything sounds SO GOOD right now, esp since I have a new small Meyer Lemon tree!!!

J.Danger said...

I love the ballerinas!! No one else had ballerinas! Score!

Dani said...

LOVE the ballerinas!!! can i bet the cake is great too lol

VelezDelights said...

It looks incredible!!!! I love it!

PheMom said...

That is seriously the cutest dang cake! I love those ballerinas! So awesome! I just finally got my cake posted - we really loved this one!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

That is darling!

Jin Hooi said...

awww.. ur cake looks so pretty !!! well done !! I think i really need to work on my baking and decorating skill .. haha

Jo said...

Oh wow Gigi, this is a real beauty! I love how you've frosted your cake and the ballerinas are gorgeous. Such an ingenious idea!

Passionate About Baking said...

I feel like dancing on my toes as I see this beauty Gigi...it's lovely!!

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

I just found your blog- your cakes are adorable! Good tip with the agar in the frosting. Happy Lemon Day!

Mary Ann said...

I love how you decorated your cake! So beautiful! This really was an easy one and sooo delicious.

Caroline said...

The ballerinas are a perfect touch to your cake -- awesome! Love, love, love this cake.

Can't wait for next month. :)

Rachel said...

gorgeous..and the tip on the agar agar is very useful to me.

symphonious sweets said...

Great tip on the agar! those ballerinas are too cute!

SiHaN said...

ballerinas on top! gorgeous. and the agar in the whipped cream, ingenious.. I'll have to use that stunt from now on.

VeggieGirl said...

BEYOND MAGNIFICENT!! As always, Gigi ;-)

Ricardo said...

Now that is what I call a cake ...darn girl that is a very tall and delicious cake love it. really do :D xxx

TeaLady said...

Absolutely lovely cake. Love the little dancers.

BTW I have a Pampered Chef Zester that gives me those nice long strips. Thanks for coming by.

Mary Jo said...

love your suggestion to use agar agar!

Jodie said...

What a cute cake! I love your new layout, btw!

Kevin said...

That cake looks amazingly good. I like the spring colours.

Grace said...

that's the most yellow tower of cake i've ever seen, gigi--bravo!

Hannah said...

What a lovely, sunny cake! I love how you frosted the top in one big swirl, it's so cheerful and whimsical. :)

Deborah said...

Love, love love the ballerinas - what a beautiful cake!

Ivy said...

This is simply divine!
You are so talented.

alexandra said...

very cool tip on the agar agar! you are such a pro. this cake is so elegant ... and I love anything lemon flavored. yummy!

La Pinche Cocinera said...

I want a piece!!!

Nicole said...

Your cake looks so pretty. Thanks a million for the Etsy link for the cake toppers. I found a great little bike topper for my boyfriends birthday cake. I am thrilled. I think we should add a little side post on Cake Slice for great cake resources.

Bunny said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

Nikki The Foodie said...

This cake looks absolutely perfect. I just printed the recipe and I think I'm going to try this for my Birthday cake this year! Thanks for posting this!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

This just makes my mouth water. Love the ballerinas!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Gigi this is absoloutely stunning!! your are soooo good!! perfect job dear!

kisses
Silvia

Irene said...

This is a beautiful cake! I never knew there was a lemon day, but I'm definitely up for that, especially with a cake like this!

Maria♥ said...

Gigi, your cake looks absolutely beautiful and I adore the ballerinas!

Maria
x

kamailesfood said...

I love lemon cake and this sounds amazing! Beautiful presentation. :)

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Christina Viering said...

Sounds yummy and is sooo cute!

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kovzer said...

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Ek sapna said...

ooh.. cake so seem to be so sweety, keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Wow they look beautiful.

The Quality Inspection Blog said...

wow the look beautiful

Intrinsically Florrie said...

That is one gorgeous cake.

SBW said...

Your cakes look AMAZING. Very beautiful. They look so delicious too!

canteringfreetb4 said...

wow that cake looks delicios, i wish i had skills for baking like that!

maj said...

looks great...
i think the taste is better.

Tanya said...

This is so cute!

Cupcake Forum said...

Picture perfect!

AndreaSaieh said...

I made this cake and it was amazingly delicious. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe =)

Corynn said...

Hi, I was just wondering..How much gelatin did you add to the frosting?