Saturday, May 08, 2010
Chris vs Martha: Coconut Cake
Last week was my daughter's First Communion. Since she would be all in white, I decided to make her a coconut cake. I'm all about coordinating!
I used this recipe from Martha Stewart: Coconut Layer Cake. The cake is easy-peasy but I had the brilliant *ahem* idea of buying an actual coconut and make big coconut shavings. The problem with that is figuring out how to open it, get the white part out and make shavings. That's what husbands are for! He did that for me.
I also had some issues with the 7 Minute Frosting. I've made it before when I was a kid so it's not hard but I couldn't get those 'stiff peaks' needed for full effect. Coconut hides many sins. I piled it on there.
Anyway, it was delicious!