Hello from Calgary, everyone!
I must say, the lack of humidity here is definitely helping with the baking! No sticky fondant!
These strawberry gateaus are a tribute to my sister, Mehny's blog (Strawberry Ghetto...or Gateau). They are a plain, white cake with strawberry jam and coconut in between the layers and a strawberry jam cake glaze on top. I topped them with some fresh strawberries!
Something you must know about me is that I do not tell lies. With that being said, covering square cakes for the first time after a day of shopping is not the best idea in the world! It was, however, quite a humbling experience (there is so much I have yet to learn!). These gift boxes are the same plain cake as the strawberry gateaus and have a layer of chocolate ganache in their centre, a gift I think I would be quite thrilled with!
Well, off I go to do some more shopping! (Only one tax is shopping heaven!)
More treats to come as Bake-ation 2009 continues :)