10.20.2008

The Cake Slice: Cappuccino Chiffon Cake

I am a sucker for fun blogging groups that enhance my baking and cooking skills. So, it's no surprise that when Gigi and Katie decided to form a group called The Cake Slice I jumped right on in. I liked their concept -- bake once a month for one year, from one cookbook. They choose Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alicia Huntsman and Peter Wynne and I ran right on out to Borders and bought it.

For our very first post, we all made Cappuccino Chiffon Cake. I am not an espresso fan so I substituted Cocoa and it worked out just fine.

I am not a huge cake maker so I'm looking forward to expanding my skills. I did really well on this one -- it ain't all that pretty, but that's okay...that's part of its charm.

Go visit Gigi or Katie for the recipe. You can learn more about this new monthly blogging community by visiting The Cake Slice.

14 comments:

jo said...

Nice job! I too jumped at joining Cake Slice and really did enjoy our 1st challenge! Really loved the cake .. I wish I still had some more.

Bunny said...

We are all gonna be so good at making 3 layer cakes by the end of the year!! You did a good job!!

Megan said...

You did a marvelous job -

I'd like to try the cocoa substitution sometime - it sounds very good.

*Priscilla* said...

looks yummy - i love making cakes!

Rosie said...

Your cake look wonderful and I must try the chocolate version sometime too :) Well done!!

Rosie x

Jodie said...

Great job!

The Bahens said...

Don't you wonder how people get their frosting so smooth??? I bet we'll all be fantastic cake frosters when we're done with this book!

Gigi said...

That's the whole reason behind the group. To help each other brush up or learn new skills. And Your cake looks fantastic!

Katie said...

Like the idea of the cocoa cake. Your cake looks lovely and tall.

Caroline said...

Nice job! I will make this cake again but with cocoa next time.

Jacque said...

Looks like you're off to a good start! You'll be a pro in another 11 months :)

Deborah said...

I think it looks great! Wonderful job!

Aubrey said...

It looks awesome! *golf claps!*

I love me some cake. I wish you were my neighbor. LOL

Jenny said...

Ahhhh, nothing like a good layered cake. This one sounds terrific