January 20, 2009

New And Improved


I've never been one for the status quo and while I can appreciate the classics, it's best not to rest on our laurels. An appropriate sentiment on a day when we celebrate what will hopefully be a fresh new approach in our country- today an old standby dessert, Strawberry Shortcake is also getting a face lift. With this weeks's TWD, Berry Suprise Cake, I bid farewell to store bought sponge cake and Redi Whip for a fresher better version.

I brushed my mini genoise cakes with creme de cassis syrup then layered them with cream cheese/whipped cream filling and farmers market fresh raspberries. The end result was light and delicious- a great way to celebrate a very special Inauguration Day!

8 comments:

Danielle said...

Your cakes look great. Good job!

Flourchild said...

Im glad you liked the cake. Mine fell in the center but we liked the taste. Im looking fwd to the next cake!

chocolatechic said...

Looks fabulous.

pinkstripes said...

Your mini-cakes look wonderful. i love the raspberries.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Your cake is beautiful!!!!

Robin said...

such pretty cakes, and lovely outdoor photography, as well. The sunshine is so pretty on the raspberries!

The Food Librarian said...

Absolutely love and classic!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! I'm envious of your sunshine and fresh raspberries!