It is that time of the month again when the Cake Slice Bakers share their selections from Maida Heatter’s Cakes. I have really been wanting to do a rectangular layer cake so I chose to do this Black & White Sponge Layer Cake out of this month’s choices. I was so flustered with the results I decided I needed to bring a little fun and color into the cake via sprinkles and these oh-so-adorable marshmallow clouds. Due to the many mishaps and lack of being “worth it” I decided not to share the recipe, but instead show the photos as a bit of fun baking design inspiration!
To be honest, I was flustered with this entire thing from start to finish. The layers are composed of vanilla sponge cake and chocolate sponge cake, alternating with chocolate buttercream in between each layer. The cakes were delicious on their own but got lost by the heaviness of the buttercream. The vanilla layer especially was hard to work with. I worked quickly like the instructions stated but I still ended up with a super-thin layer of vanilla cake because so much of it stuck to the paper. There are a LOT of steps in making this cake too. While the cake was good I did not feel like it was worth the effort required.
Check out the other bakers choices: