|It took me 25 tries, but I finally got this shot|
The photo of this cake is one of my favorites in the book. I love the simplicity of it, and love the rain of powdered sugar coming down on the cake.
The cake is really easy to put together. I think I spent as much time putting the cake together as taking the pictures.
The method is very different than other cakes in the book. It is a whipped cream cake, so it calls for whipping the cream first. Then add the eggs vanilla mixture and sugar to it. And finally, fold in the flour and leavening in 2 additions.
As usual, when the cake is too easy I paid less attention. So I overmixed the cream. It was pretty stiff by the time I stopped the mixture.
But then it seemed to relaxed a bit once the eggs, vanilla, and sugar is added. I was relieved.
Only temporarily though, because once I started folding the flour in, the mixture became really thick. Much thicker than mayonnaise.
I was so worried!
I thought: "this is going to be a failed cake for sure. And I won't get to take the photo like in the book."
While the cake is baking, I was getting ready to redo the cake. I still have some whipped cream.
But I waited until the one in the oven finished baking.
It was good that I did, because the cake turned out fine. A bit on the crumbly side. I don't know whether it's supposed to be like that or not. But it didn't fail.
This is a simple cake with simple flavor. It is not bad but it's nothing extraordinary or super special either. It is missing some adornment, and even with a side of whipped cream it still feels incomplete. I wish I have some berries on hand. It would have been lovelier with a side of yummy berries.