August 2, 2011

.daring bakers challenge: july.

Well, first of all yes, I know it is now August. I was very late getting started on the challenge and even then realized I wasn't going to do it justice.

The July challenge was a fresh fraisier. A gorgeous chiffon cake, with fresh fruit, pastry cream, simple syrup and a marzipan top.

I decided I wanted to at least do a portion of it so today I made a chiffon cake which turned out to be the ugliest thing I've ever seen. As most ugly food items go, however, it was super delicious. Moist, fluffy, light and airy. It screams "summer cake!" So, I made it into something that didn't have to be pretty at all: A trifle!

I added fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream to the mix and what came out was a lovely dessert for a warm summer evening.



  1. looks quite refreshing Ms. Sara

    any thing going on with you?

    auntie b

  2. I love that you turned it into a trifle. I did the exact same thing the first time I made angel food cake. Chiffon cake is very similar.

  3. Normally I don't like to be trifled with,but this takes the cake! PAPA