Sunday, November 23, 2008

Southern Layer Cakes

Don't you love cake? There is something so unmistakably southern about a big and tall layer cake, don't you think? I will be baking some cakes this week. I am contemplating a "thousand layer cake" as Nick calls it. I tried this once without a recipe and it was not good.....this time I am better prepared! I am always on the lookout for the perfectly gooey coconut cake recipe. So far my favorite is the recipe from the Pennisula Grill in Charleston, SC, even though Bobby Flay won this throwdown (I would have to taste both cakes myself to really believe Bobby Flay from New York City, oh my gosh, could beat a SC boy in a cake contest!). Nick's grandma made a coconut cake that is his favorite but she took the recipe to the grave!! I am still searching for its match! And rumor has it there is a caramel cake in my future!
I just want to reiterate to my buddy Bill Schmidt that even though NC State gave UNC a mean whipping yesterday, I am still baking a red velvet cake for his birthday next month!
In the infamous words of Marie Antoinette, "let them eat cake!".