layer cakes

i love layer cakes – the fillings give the cake some extra moisture and lets you get creative.  after all, the cake is like a canvas and your potential for flavor and texture contrast are endless.  while they can be prettier with fondant, i think it’s okay to go old school sometimes.

german chocolate cake with a coconut pecan filling.  i think the filling is sweet enough to contrast the cake, so any frosting would just be overpowering.  i prefer to keep it simple like this:

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i think fruit in the middle always adds a good texture and moisture to each layer.  i like using jam and fruit rather than frosting and fruit because it keeps the cake from getting too soggy.

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then you can play around with the outside…

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when considering toppings, think about what flavors go well together.  in this case on the right, i put some sliced almonds as that goes well with the raspberries.

already have a cake with texture?  keep your fillings simple.

iphone2 936 this is a coconut cake with pineapple frosting in between.

and who says that you have to stick with round cakes?  get creative! iphone 211

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