25 October, 2011
Strawberry Festival Cake
I entered the Best Decorated Strawberry Cake Competition at the inaugral Marlborough Strawberry Festival. I did win first prize, although it wasn’t too hard considering there wasn’t any competition!
I started out on Saturday morning making a Fatless Sponge in two tins. Once these were cool I put a layer of strawberry jam and then fresh strawberries. I cut the strawberries across rather than down which allowed me to create a solid layer. And then the strawberries got covered in cream.
I made sherbert from freeze dried strawberries (and also practised on raspberries and mandarin), so I put some of that into the centre layer too.
The top of the cake had more sherbert and some sliced strawberries.
The cake was auctioned off at the Strawberry Festival with $36 being made for John’s Kitchen.