TWD- Perfect Party Cake

June 30- Carol of mix, mix… stir, stir settled on Perfect Party Cake on page 250-252 from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

I am a big fan of this cake.  I have made the original lemon, took it down an orange path for Patricks Humpty Dumpty Birthday Cake last year. Thanks again, Wendy for making Humpty!


This time  I made it with vanilla bean with white chocolate butter cream (7 oz of melted white chocolate whipped through the buttercream).   I am making a wedding cake in a couple of weeks and the bride and groom had he good taste to choose this cake.  Too busy messing about with cream puff towers to get many pictures.  But here is one next to the white chocolate mud cake that came second in the wedding cake race.

IMG_2021Even our winter the ganache becomes runny so quickly.  The buttercream actually copes with the heat much better.

I will have lots of pictures of this cake in about 3 weeks. Until then go and check out the TWD blogroll.

15 responses to “TWD- Perfect Party Cake

  1. Wow, thse cakes look amazing! I’m always impressed by bakers with so much creativity! My perfect party cake wasn’t nearly so beautiful but was till tasty.

  2. Wedding cake race? Haha – yeah, they have good taste to pick this one. It looks fabulous!

  3. All of the variations sound fantastic. Good luck on the wedding cake. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

  4. c’est vraiment très mignon 🙂

  5. Ooh, fun cake and yummy!

  6. love the humpty dumpty version!

  7. AHhhh! Malt balls heaven! I loooooooove malt balls! Great idea!

  8. I love the malted milk balls you put on it.

    I used cream cheese frosting.

  9. Your cake looks and sounds fantastic!

  10. Cute Cake!!

  11. Looking forward to seeing more pics! Love the Humpty Dumpty cake!

  12. The Humpty Dumpty Cake is soo creative and cute! Liam is such a good big brother to Patrick!
    Your Perfect Party Cakes look delicious and your bride certainly picked the Perfect cake!

  13. This would make a wonderful wedding cake! I’ve been to weddings where the cakes were just horrible, the guests are going to love this one!

  14. So fun! Yes, PPC will make a lovely wedding cake.

  15. Caroline Norrington

    Andrea, the wedding cake was absolutely amazing. There were non stop compliments from all the guests on how delicious it was, and all the small cakes for the tables were consumed immediately. Thank you for making such a phenomenal contribution to our wedding, and your creativity with croque em bouche construction was very impressive.
    xox Caroline (the bride)

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