It’s time for Strawberry Cream Cake. Don’t you agree?
About 12 years ago, inspired by a friend who went on to win the Apple Pie Scholarship at CIA, I tried to make a very similar cake for my brother’s birthday. It was a DISASTER. I very rarely have cooking disasters…sometimes there are failures….sometimes recipes need to be tweaked or just aren’t good but this was my first cooking disaster. I somehow baked a new form of polymer that even the garbage disposal couldn’t choke down. It was a cake that required soaking and days to assemble so I kept pressing forward, ever hopeful that it would come together at the last moment. In the end, I assembled a beautiful cake that was inedible. We stuck some candles in it for the big birthday moment but I refused to let anyone eat it. My brother insisted and almost choked on the piece he had.
But it’s been 12 years and I’m ready to try again! Hope springs eternal…especially when it comes to fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and CAKE.