I would imagine that many stores throughout the world are currently low on lemons. Why? You ask. Well, between TWD and Cake Slice Bakers there has been a run on lemons. I alone have used 8 in the last two weeks. Two Dorie Lemon recipes and now a lemon Cake Slice Bakers. Believe me. I am not complaining. I love lemons. They remind me of summer and picnics and lemonade and….well, everything lemony. I missed the last Cake Slice, so I knew I couldn’t miss this months choice. The Cake Slice Bakers are a new baking group on the net. We are using “Sky High”. It is full of triple layer cakes, all of which look luscious. The cake was Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake and it was really light and lemony and tasty. I followed the recipe exactly except in the cake and in the frosting I used Splenda instead of sugar. I also only made half of the recipe using my little Wilton cake pans from Session 2. They make a smaller cake and were perfect. Unfortunately the layers didn’t rise as much as I would have liked. So I sliced each layer in half and then cut them in half after I spread on the Lemon Curd. That made a nice little Sky High cake with 8 layers sandwiched between nice layers of lemon curdAnd then frosted with a Lemon Cream Frosting. Perfection on a plate.
I did have some problem with folding the meringue into the paste formed from the flour egg mixture. When it baked there were little tiny clumps of paste that didn’t mix in well. So the cake was lumpy. I don’t know how to cure that problem. But it still had a great lemon taste with all the components put together.
Check out how the other Bakers created their cakes. I know they will be beautiful since there are so many creative bakers in the group.