Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Wedding Cake for Felix


Felix asked if we could provide his wedding cake--and I agreed, flattered that he apparently thinks I can do anything. Clara and I started baking the layers up to freeze. There are nine.

 She went to the kitchen and produced a test cake last week.

"This looks great!" I said. "Where did you get the recipe?"
"Cupboard door," she replied.


It's our beloved gingerbread, which will be trimmed, stacked, frosted, and decked out for the celebration.

14 comments:

Judy said...

That looks perfect!

connie kennedy said...

Nine!

What kind of oil is in the recipe?

elizabeth said...

that's so lovely! God bless you all!!!

Anna said...

Connie, I'm using canola oil.

Lisa said...

I've made that delicious recipe Many Times, but never thought of it as a regular-type cake which could be frosted, because it's so nice and soft. (I once or twice made it for some neighbor children, and it has never been forgotten.) :) What memories will flood in when your family takes their bites of Felix's wedding cake!

Lisateresa

Polly said...

I make this recipe, swapping out the flour for oat flour, and using olive or sometimes coconut (ahh!) oil, cutting the sugar down to 1/2 c. of sucanat, and adding a sprinkling of chocolate chips, several times a month. I make it so often that I don't need the recipe and can make it before I've had my tea in the morning (that's something). I've made it for the birthday "cake" for my daughter. On my birthday I make it for myself for breakfast (!), enjoying it with lemon curd and whipped cream. It is a true favorite here, too--can you tell?

I love that the gingerbread will be Felix's wedding cake. That's so perfect for Christmastime!

What will you use for the frosting?

Holly said...

What a great idea Clara had - a gingerbread cake for a December wedding is so apropos!

Anonymous said...

Those layers look very neat! Nice work.

-Carol

Anonymous said...

A gingerbread cake, how original. And very apt for a Christmas wedding. I can just tell that it's absolutely yummy! Angela.

Anonymous said...

Is it gluten free?

Christina Gomez said...

Oh that is perfect for a Christmas wedding!

Anna said...

I'll be frosting this with cream cheese frosting made with lemon-lime-orange juices and zest.

We have also discovered that this is delicious with brandied fruit/ fruit compote (simmer dried fruits in apple juice/ and or brandy with or without a vanilla bean), and whipped cream. If you need to get rid of the cake trimmings.

This is full-bore gluten. I just enjoy the smell :)

Lisa said...

Oh boy, I can see I need to branch out with this recipe!

Lisateresa (oh, my mouth is watering)

Shannon said...

Would love to see how the finished project turned out. Congratulations on the wedding and another beautiful daughter-in-love.

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