Having friends with amazing cameras that take even more amazing pictures is great. Having to wait for them to send them to you... not so much!
Last Friday I made Dorie Greenspans' Perfect Party Cake for Puerto's birthday party (I made her cupcakes as well for her actual birthday that I posted here). I had spotted the recipe the frist day I got the book and I had been waiting for the perfect moment to make the cake. And this was it.
The cake didn't really look like I wanted it to, but because of the buttercream. My egg whites didn't pop up so the final buttercream wasn't truly a buttercream but more like a very buttery liquid thing.... Yeah, disappointing.
Still the cake was truly good, I don't know if it was the actual perfect party cake but at least it's in my top ten. My friend said that it was even better the following day which is exactly the opposite that Dorie sais in her book. I didn't try it then so I can't give you my word but my friend has tried a lot of my cakes and if she sais it's better the next morning, I belive her!
You can find the recipe from the TWD host Carol Peterman