Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lemon Cakes for Him and Her

Two weeks in a row, I had requests for lemon cake, one for a man's birthday and one for a woman's, so I thought it would be fun to create a post on decorating His and Hers lemon cakes.

Both were lemon poppyseed cakes, with lemon curd filling and lemon buttercream, so they were bursting with tart lemony goodness.

For his cake, I remembered that his wife had said how much he loves the texture of dense pound cake, so I was sure he would love my scratch layer cake recipe, which I had created based on my own pound cake recipe.  It's so buttery, velvety and rich, perfect layered with tart and creamy lemon curd.

I kept the decorating simple by just piping stripes (using a small star tip) of lemon buttercream all around the sides - a rustic swirled buttercream would be nice too - and topping it with fresh lemon peel.

For her cake, I made a lighter, less dense cake recipe, although still layered with lemon curd and frosted with lemon buttercream.  And for the decorating, only something pretty and feminine would do.

I made simple lemon slices out of fondant - using two sizes of round cutters and a tiny tear drop cutter.  Small sugar pearls dropping from each slice of lemon and ribbon candy buttercream edges gave it the fun and playful but elegant look I wanted.

Which cake would you like best for your birthday?

For my Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe, please check back on my next post...

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