Pretty, huh? The cake part came together pretty easily...really easily, actually. But man, was I scared of this frosting! I was super-intimidated by the idea of having to pour boiling sugar syrup into egg whites whipping around in my KitchenAid. But I sent up a little prayer and went to work, and it came together like a dream! I was so freakin' proud of myself! I have never made any kind of a cooked frosting before (or worked with a candy thermometer), so to get it together on the first try was amazing! And it sure was tasty, too! Like marshmallow clouds! YUM! Here's a picture of the inside of the cake:
There were about eight of us at Mom's party, and we put the hurt on this cake! I had to hurry up and cut a piece for David (who was absent) because I was afraid there wouldn't be any left. If you'd like to have the recipe for the cake, check out Confessions of a City Eater, since it was her pick. It's definitely worthy of a try, and I think Easter would be the perfect excuse! But if you'd like the recipe for the Banana Cream Pie, which is what the rest of the Tuesdays With Dorie participants made this week, you'll need to visit Amy's site. Next week, we're making the Chocolate Amaretti Torte! It will be my entry in CUB's silent auction/bake sale for their Relay for Life team. Cross your fingers, and happy baking!
*Also, check out She's Becoming Dough-Mess-Tic for a super-cool giveaway!