This cake was a recipe I've been wanting to try for some time now - Sylvia Weinstock's Angel Food Cake with Coconut, Blood Orange and Vanilla-Lime Buttercreams. I found the recipe on Oprah's website for the 10th anniversary of the O Magazine and should you wish to try it, the recipe can b be found at http://www.oprah.com/food/Sylvia-Weinstocks-Angel-Food-Cake-with-Lime-Coconut-and-Blood-Orange-Buttercreams.
The angel food recipe itself was certainly unusual as it contained butter and whole milk. I will note that the cake, while delicious, did not taste like angel food cake and had a much denser consistency.
Of the three buttercreams, the blood orange was by far my favorite! They were all good though and I did find that the flavors combined quite nicely.
The cake was covered in a blood orange-flavored fondant and then was topped with six pearlized gumpaste roses and a variety of sizes of gumpaste leaves.
A series of vanilla-lime buttercream pearls was piped around the base of the cake. The cake board was covered in white fondant and pearlized gumpaste lettering completed this birthday cake.
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!