Sunday, October 20, 2013

Champagne Cake


Its been a delightful 12 months baking from Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson. We as the Cake Slice bakers have baked our last cake as a group from this book. It wont be the last for me. I have bookmarked several cakes to make in the near future.

This year I had several favorites, Boston cream pie-lets was my #1 favorite, although not actually a cake, but cake assembled in dessert glasses with layers of creamy vanilla custard, finished with a layer of ganache. Mmmm!

My next favorite was The Classic, golden buttery cake, filled and frosted with fudge frosting. Definitely a American classic.

Honey Bee cake, and Butterscotch Cream Roll up were also a few of my favorites.



This month we did not vote on a cake. It was entirely up to us which cake we decided to bake. I chose the Champagne Cake. A perfect way to celebrate the end of this baking book. Creamy vanilla custard with a splash of champagne, in between moist light vanilla cake layers with a hint of champagne, frosted with a lightly sweet fresh whip cream. It was perfect.



Next month we reveal our new baking book, I look forward to baking from this book and making new friendships with our new Cake Slice members.


18 comments:

Monica H said...

pretty in pink...and champagne to boot! so fancy :-)

raising my glass to another year of baking with you Anabel!

Laura@baking in pyjamas said...

Your icing is a great colour. Cake looks lovely.

Maranda Medina said...

What a beautiful cake! You did an amazing job! And such a fabulous idea to toast the end of this book with a champagne cake. Love it!

Paloma said...

Yes! Champagne cake! Very celebratory! You did an amazing job! This year I've gotten to know you better and I really admire you Anabel! So thankful to have your friendship! Beautiful cake!

Heather said...

It's so pretty!! I love seeing your creations each month they are always inspiring.

Felice Geoghegan said...

Anabel it has been a pleasure baking with you this year. What a great idea to make this cake as a celebration of your last cake from the book - just like a champagne toast. It is also a beautiful looking cake, and I love the color you were able to achieve in the frosting.

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Anabel...your cake is beautiful and celebrating the last cake with a champagne cake is so fitting! I loved baking from this book, too, and am looking forward to another year of baking adventures together!

Emily said...

Yay! you got to bake the cake you wanted for so long! Your cake's FAB!

The Ninja Baker said...

Champagne cheers to a beautiful cake! Must give that vanilla custard with the bubbly inside a try =)

Becca Looney said...

I really like the color of that frosting. I find champagne to be a very sophisticated woman type drink and this cake creams girl. Great job :)

Stacie said...

Very pretty, your frosting always looks so smooth.

natalia said...

Really a beauty Anabel !!Brava !

Sandra Lee said...

Fancy cake and I love it! We are getting our boozy cakes on this month and they are perfect for celebrating a great year of baking.

Cyndi Rashid said...

Your cake look gorgeous Anabel!! So pretty and then to have Champs with it. Delightful!! Cheers to our new cookbook and another awesome baking year! :)

Grace Phua said...

Anabel, I love how pretty your champagne cake looks!! A grand finale to end our baking with "Vintage Cakes" but we all know that this won't be the last we bake with this book :)

Cupcakery said...

Oh Anabel that is so pretty! I love it :) The icing is a super colour and as always your presentation is perfect! Hazel x

ImWhisper said...

Your cake is perfect for celebrating this fun cookbook.
Great job on making such a pretty cake!

:)
Holly

Diana Gale said...

Gosh this is really pretty Anabel. So smooth!