Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Daring Bakers July 2014: Cake with a Colorful Surprise

This month's baking challenge was all about internal surprises. Instead of focusing on the exterior of the cake, we were challenged to make the inside of a cake a colorful surprise. So, for the 4th of July, I decided to make a red, white, and blue cake. Ta da!

This challenge couldn't have been more timely. I decided to go for a patriotic theme for the 4th of July. My co-workers were thrilled (and wowed) with this pre-holiday treat. I used a go-to white cake recipe and colored it to replicate the colors of our flag.

Contrary to popular belief, this cake wasn't created by pouring concentric rings of batter around each other. Instead, this cake was made by pouring the cake batter on top of the previously-poured batter. As each ring is poured into the center of the cake pan, the previous rings are pushed out toward the edge a bit more. Cool, huh??

Ready for the oven

Ready to stack the cakes; the colors remind me of rings in a tree

Stacked and frosted!

 For the July Daring Baker’s Challenge, Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to bake a cake. But not just any cake; she asked us to add in a special surprise for our eyes as well as our taste buds!

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