I can't help it; I should wait til tomorrow to post this, but I'm too excited after all that effort into making my first cake to dedicate to my mother for Mother's Day tomorrow. Still can't make out what it is? It's a Blackforest Cake, my mom's all-time fave :) What do you think? Not bad-looking for a first attempt, eh? Blah, it's 12 more hours to go before the taste-test but I am feeling impatient already! Stay tuned for an update later tonight, with the verdict and more pictures!I'm back!
A slice for your viewing pleasure?
Okay, I know you want to know how it tasted. Personally, I found the cake (cake layer and whipped cream) not as commercially sweet (a plus from parents and me, a minus from siblings). Frankly, the cake was rather dry. Despite the original recipe did not call for brushing the cake with a liquid of some sort, I did take it upon myself to brush each layer with a bit of a mixture of cherry syrup, substitution for kirsch and touch of rum. But in my fear of making each layer too heavy and thus pushing the cream out, I was a bit cautious with the brushing and stinged. I mean, I had lots of leftover! On hindsight, I should be more generous with that to moisten and sweeten the cake further and easily double the amount of cherries as well, to bring out the lead role of the cake.
Frankly, I was rather disappointed overall; I had hoped for a wonderful cake. But perhaps I should manage my expectations and still give myself a pat on the back for the first time effort. At least my mother seemed to enjoy it :)