When I finish a big project, like a wedding cake, I am always relieved and sad for it to be finished. It’s funny to get attached to something like a cake. I feel almost protective over it, like it’s another child that I’m sending off into the unknown. What if they didn’t like it?
The cake had its own mishaps. It almost toppled. The bottom layer started falling apart–probably because it wasn’t a sturdy cake. Moist and delicious? Yes. Sturdy? Not quite. I did the crumb coating around midnight on Friday, I was so tired. Saturday morning and all the sunlight showed me that I didn’t have everything lined up. A few layers were lopsided. Oh, well. That’s where to final coating of frosting saves the day.
The theme of the party was Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night. I took a cue from Mr. Van Gogh and applied the rest of the buttercream in thick strokes. It worked. I think the bride liked it.
If you want to make this Coconut Cake with Dulce de Leche filling, here are some links:
Coconut Cake from Martha Stewart
How to make Dulce de Leche (Doce de Leite)
Easy Version Coconut Cake
For kicks, Coconut Rum Cake
How to make Swiss Meringue Buttercream (technically Italian Meringue Buttercream)
And now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll pop into the kitchen and pull out a piece of leftover almond cake for a little afternoon snack.