… and have champagne and birthday cake!
I wanted to make a beautiful and delicious Lemon Strawberry cake for my wonderful and deserving son, and the best way I knew to accomplish this was to make the layer cake from Vive and the lemon buttercream frosting from VCTOTW. I added the zest of a lemon and a half teaspoon of lemon extract to the cake recipe. I had big beautiful organic strawberries to make the filling and decorate the top of the cake.
I really wanted to split the layers and have a four-layer cake and do some fancy decorating, but I had to transport the cake 15 miles down the interstate to get it to my mom’s house. So I thought that would be just a little too risky. Thankfully, the two-layer cake survived the trip. The cake had just the right amount of lemon flavor to complement the strawberries and was so moist and light. The buttercream was slightly lemony and held up perfectly.