Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Cake Slice Bakers April 2014: Coconut Layer Cake

Good Morning and Happy Easter! He is Risen!!

This month's cake is what I would call our first real "cake" it's a true layer cake and frosting. I made mine early knowing that it would be perfect for Easter but figuring that since all but one cake in this book has been a flop for me that I didn't want to take that chance. The cake had good flavor, but it was best eaten the day of or next day as it became very dry, The frosting had good flavor but it didn't spread well, as you can tell in my pictures. Either way I would consider this a partial success just because it was a layer cake and I didn't take one bite and toss it in the trash.

Now to a bit of news. All of us at the cake slice bakers have been having issues with this book and many are not baking because of that. The powers at be got together and decided that instead of everyone baking the same cake each month instead they would get to choose which cake to bake out of the 4 chosen for the month. This will only pertain to this book and when we start our next book in November the rules will go back to the way they were before.

I am hoping to have some very exciting not having to do with anything baking related news to share with you all soon.....
See you next month


  1. Love the spots of color on your cake! Glad that April's suits your taste!

  2. The pop of color on there is fantastic!

  3. The cherries on top look very pretty. Sorry to hear some of it didn't turn out so well for you. Can't wait to see what you choose next month :)

  4. I didn't serve mine until the day after baking and it was a tad dry. Still very good flavor though. I too am looking forward to May's selections. The cherries are a really nice addition.

  5. The frosting was indeed interesting, Heather. But your whole cake looks like one those of us with a sweet tooth would very much enjoy =)

    P.s. Looking forward to see what you pick for May =)

  6. I hope the next cake will be more of a success for you...I hate when a recipe just doesn't work for me!

  7. Your cake looks very pretty. I'm looking forward to having a choice in May too!

  8. Your cake is still beautiful... I am glad it didn't get immediately discarded... Hopefully the changes in our baking will make things better and more enjoyable for you and your family.... :) Thanks for pushing through this! :) Hugs!

  9. Your cake looks lovely with the fun cherries added to it.
    I am excited about the rules change too and look forward to seeing all the different cakes we choose to make.

  10. I have to say that I truly admire your tenacity in sticking with the book through thick and thin. I am so glad this one worked out a little better for you and can't wait to see what you bake next month.


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