Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

You would think that I had enough baking for a while after the Wedding Cake. But it's DH's birthday, so we must celebrate it with a cake. Even though his birthday is today, we ate the cake with all of our friends on Saturday.

It's called Lindy's Strawberry Shortcake, but it's not a shortcake. The recipe is from the book, Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food. Two layers of sponge cakes sandwiching a layer of whipped cream and strawberries, what's not to like? The whipped cream frosting is stabilized with gelatin which was a new technique for me to try. I should have pulled out my stand mixer, but was too lazy and so it was bit tricky using the hand held mixer while trying to drizzle in hot melted gelatin. It was delicious. The whole thing tasted so light and heavenly. Whipped cream frosting rocks!

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! We are heading to Massachusetts to spend Thanksgiving with both of our families. I am not baking or cooking for Thanksgiving this year because I am taking a much needed break from the kitchen.

16 comments:

Micki said...

When I first learned about stabilizing whipped cream with gelatin, I thought it was a revelation. I wanted to put whipped cream on everything. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

rohanknitter said...

Ooooh, that looks so good. I LOVE whipped cream frosting.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Sarah said...

That cake looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann K. said...

The cake looks so yummy! Travel safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.. :)

Lynn said...

Mmm. that looks delicious! Have a great thanksgiving!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Oh Gosh... That looks soooo yummy! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Danielle said...

That cake looks super yummy! I love all kinds of frosting ;) Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful, and glad to hear you're getting a break from the kitchen! BTW, that's a very cute hat you just made for the baby.

amandajean said...

happy birthday to your hubby! that cake looks delightful.

JL said...

Oh, what a yummy looking cake,

U r talented.

*karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful I found your blog. Happy belated birthday to your lucky husband who got a beautiful birthday cake.

one wining wench said...

looks gorgeous!

Autum said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday to your husband! What a beautiful cake!!
I have really enjoyed reading your past posts and seeing all the wonderful things you've made. My daughter is having a baby in April, so now I wish I knew how to knit!

schrodinger said...

That cake looks devine. Happy Birthday to the hubby.

Marisa said...

Cool cake, I would not have thought to use gelatin, but that's a brilliant idea. Hope your Thanksgiving is relaxing.

Rebekah said...

that cake looks so pretty and delicious!

Octopus Knits said...

Oh, my, gosh! That looks so tasty! Happy birthday (belatedly) to your DH.